Wolfmet tungsten alloy is used across a range of industries as a shield against gamma and x-ray radiation or as a collimator to focus radiation beams onto a target. With a density 60% greater than lead, it offers superior attenuation characteristics and allows the thickness of shielding to be reduced, while still providing the same level of protection.
We can also produce components using our revolutionary additive manufacturing process – Wolfmet 3D. It is especially ideal for the manufacture of high-precision components such as collimators and radiation shields in imaging systems.
Wolfmet represents more than 40 years’ experience in the end to end production of tungsten alloy. In particualr we have a wealth experience of supplying the nuclear industry for applications such as shielding for equipment used in the decommissioning process.
The Wolfmet team excels at turning powder into parts and precision machining tungsten alloy to produce high quality components to very tight tolerances. At 90-97% tungsten, Wolfmet products benefit from the metal’s density and radiation shielding capabilities. Our team of professionally qualified metallurgists and experienced engineers provide customers with support and guidance on manufacturability.
Now also available is our revolutionary additive manufacturing process – Wolfmet 3D. It is perfect for the manufacture of high-precision components such as collimators and radiation shields in imaging systems.
With an acknowledged reputation as one of the world’s most experienced tungsten specialists, our Wolfmet team manufacture tungsten alloy components to the highest specifications and quality standards. Our processes are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited, while for aerospace applications they are also AS9100 approved.
Because tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal, there isn’t a vessel that is capable of holding the molten liquid. Instead, the Wolfmet team carries out a powder metallurgy process which plays a significant role in the quality of the finished product. From accurately weighing raw materials and applying exacting temperatures at different stages, to precise machining and extensive quality control systems, attention to detail is key to ensuring finished tungsten alloy components meet the standards required by our customers.
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We are looking to widen our Energy Network and share our business knowledge, opportunities and information. We are keen to inform the local and wider business community about how tungsten can be used for radiation shielding and collimators. We are equally interested in learning more about the sector because we are driven to continuously improve our offering to better meet our customers’ requirements.