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Old 02-27-2018, 11:52 AM
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cat bar1 bar2 > newbar
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:56 AM
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To be serious - if you do keep them as two bars be very careful if you dress the broken ends. Tungsten is not a nice metal from a toxicity point of view.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:03 PM
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Breaks but you canít cut it.
Actually tungsten machines nicely as long as you mind your feeds&speeds. I did it on a Tormach.

Just don't try to abrade it: once it work-hardens nothing will cut it.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:26 PM
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To be serious - if you do keep them as two bars be very careful if you dress the broken ends. Tungsten is not a nice metal from a toxicity point of view.
Mike is right! In dust form it is very toxic! It is a heavy metal.

Also from a metalluric perspective, That bar looks very porous! Lousy job in creating the bar with lots of voids creating a (or many) fragile region(s)!

What puzzles me is how they can get (what appears to be) a smooth outside finish with such large interior voids!?! Is it coated with another material?

I am sure you dropped it a time or two and that worked on the fragile structure of the initial makeup. It finally gave up! If properly poured, it should take being dropped a number of times.

P.O.S. Is my opinion! You are owed a new one from the vendor. All you should need to do is provide them with this picture, IMO.

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:48 AM
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A lot of guys wear tungsten wedding bands, if needed they have to be broken off the finger with a ring cracker. Breaks but you canít cut it.
That is tungsten carbide. Tungsten metal is a very different material.
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