Originally Posted by mike newall
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.