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Information on tungsten: sources, properties and uses

Tungsten - an indispensable commodity

Although classified as a rare metal, tungsten is found in most countries and the International Tungsten Industry Association (ITIA), a not-for-profit trade association, represents the industry worldwide, with a membership ranging from miners to converters to consumers to traders.

Why tungsten is indispensable to our lives will become apparent from the survey on this website of tungsten’s applications, from mobile phones, circuit boards, dentist drills and light sources, to darts and golf clubs, to huge mining drills, power plants and nuclear reactors, to cars, planes and trains – and to LIFE itself.

The ITIA's website explores a fascinating metal of many superlatives, providing a work of reference to the expert, a comprehensive guide to the student, and an introduction to tungsten to the general public.

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