Powdered Tungsten Materials

Powdered Tungsten Materials

Buffalo Tungsten has a sole focus on powdered tungsten materials. We don’t make finished tungsten products by sintering, compounding or additive manufacturing. We just make the tungsten raw materials that our customers use in their products. This focus allows us to concentrate all of our efforts on improving the quality as well as the properties…

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Buffalo Tungsten Uses Clean Energy

With four of the five Great Lakes draining into the Niagara River, over 750,000 gallons of water flow over the Niagara Falls every second! This enormous volume of water generates large amounts of hydroelectric power. In this case, the Niagara Falls State Park’s website says the mighty Niagara is capable of producing four million kilowatts…

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Tungsten Conference 2021

The International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials will occur this year for the first time since 2014. Billed as Tungsten 2021, the Tungsten Conference will be co-located with PowderMet 2021 and The Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference. The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) is hosting all of the events and activities from June…

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Tungsten Powder Particle Size

One of the important properties of tungsten powder is particle size. The smallest powders are less than one micron and coarse powders can be over 100 microns. While each individual particle has a distinct size and shape, the average particle size is the most common way to charaterize a blended lot of tungsten powder. An…

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Additive Manufacturing with Tungsten Powder

3D Printing Tungsten Powder

Additive manufacturing with tungsten powder is in the early stages but has been gaining traction. Additive manufacturing describes the process of adding only the materials necessary to produce a part. Subtractive manufacturing on the other hand refers to taking materials away from a larger piece through processes such as machining or grinding. 3D printing of…

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Tungsten Furnaces

Tungsten Furnace

When I tell people that we make tungsten powder in furnaces, they often think of giant vats pouring molten steel. This is not the type of furnace that we use. At Buffalo Tungsten we use pusher furnaces. A pusher furnace can accurately control the temperature and gas atmosphere inside it. A web page from Harper…

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Buffalo Tungsten is Hiring

Buffalo Tungsten is hiring operators for our tungsten metal powder operations. No experience is necessary to apply. There are some general and task specific requirements below to help applicants better understand the nature of the job. Safety is a top priority. It is important for each employee to be alert and conscious of safety at…

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Tungsten Concentrates

Tungsten concentrates derive from the mining of tungsten ore. Many locations throughout the world have tungsten ore reserves. There are mines on every continent but Antarctica. Tungsten ore comes in several forms. See our previous post to learn about the main types. In underground mines, explosives dislodge material from the walls or floor of the…

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Tungsten Scrap Recycling

Tungsten Scrap

Buffalo Tungsten purchases several types of pure tungsten scrap for recycling. We feel that it is a win-win-win proposition. It is a way for those who produce tungsten scrap to receive value for materials that might otherwise go to waste. Reclaiming these valuable materials is a benefit to our company as a source of raw…

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Merry Christmas

We would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all who have been a part of our success during this difficult year. Tungsten metal powder is used in some of the products that may be under your Christmas trees. It is possible that the electronics such as cell phones, computers and televisions have some…

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