tungsten steel


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tungsten steel

[′təŋ·stən ′stēl]
(metallurgy)
Steel containing tungsten with other alloys; formerly used for cutting and forging tools but replaced by high-speed steel.

tungsten steel

Steel usually containing 5 to 10% (but sometimes as much as 24%) tungsten and 0.4 to 2% carbon.
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The tool has two opposing tungsten steel sharpeners at fixed angles to remove metal and sharpen the edge as you pull it from the base of the blade to the tip (left).
Its research delved into powder metallurgy and led to the invention of tungsten carbide, a synthetic compound of tungsten and carbon many times harder than the best high-speed tungsten steels and approaching the hardness of diamond.