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What are the primary uses of Tungsten?

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What are the element's main uses?
How widely available is it?
How heavy is it compared to iron, gold and lead? 

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    0861788249 2017-01-16 11:02:10

    W is used as an alloying element in high temperature alloys. W wire is used in incandescent light bulb filaments (but incandescent lights are going the way of slide rules and typewriters). W powder compacts are infiltrated with silver to make electrical contacts for making and breaking (arcing) contacts in high current, high voltage applications. Pure W rods are used as the electrode for TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding. W is used as W-silicide in semiconductor processes, a very important but low volume use. There are a number of other specialty uses.

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