Laboratory Testing & General Mineral Processing Engineering

Laboratory Testing & General Mineral Processing Engineering

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About TISTEN - A blend of Tungsten and Titanium (interesting topic!) (1 reply)

6 months ago
juanfrancisco1992 6 months ago

Spikes, a fashion jewelry from the US, released a few years ago a brand new set of rings made of what they call "tisten", a mixture (notice I haven't used the term alloy) of tungsten and titanium, by far the two most popular "rare" metals used today in fashion jewelry, ahead of cobalt-chrome, tantalum and so forth. 

So, my question here is simple: does anyone here knows what that is? My guess is that they just added some TiC to their WC powder, prior to the sintering process with either cobalt, nickel and a bit of molybdenum and chromium for extra corrosion resistance. I wish I had a XFR testing device, but I'm afraid there's none in the place I live nor would I be able to use one, and getting one myself is impossible due to their average prices. 

Thank you!

6 months ago
SmartDog 6 months ago

You can buy an alloy of tungsten and titanium, mostly from China


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