I’ve been talking about tips lately without getting specific. Today, that’s going to change!
We at KM Coating carry flat airless spray tips, reversible paint sprayer tips, and air-assisted airless spray tips. All of them come in either standard or fine finish versions. Our R&D department has been able to ensure the optimum design and construction of our tungsten carbide high-pressure spray nozzles. Only the finest quality materials are used, which provides maximum erosion resistance for high-pressure spraying, allowing us to outlast other products on the market.
First, I’d like to talk about how awesome Tungsten is. I have always had a soft spot for tungsten myself. I love that its atomic symbol is W [for wolfram, don’t cha know!] and my wedding ring is made from tungsten. Tungsten carbide is an alloy (compound) made from the rare metal tungsten and an equal number of carbon atoms.
Tungsten carbide is one of the hardest materials in existence and substantially harder than titanium, registering a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness (compared to titanium’s score of 6).
W is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the elements discovered, melting at 3,422 °C (6,192 °F; 3,695 K). It also has the highest boiling point, at 5,930 °C (10,710 °F; 6,200 K). Its density is 19.25 times that of water, comparable with that of uranium and gold, and much higher (about 1.7 times) than that of lead.
Tungsten’s many alloys have numerous applications, including incandescent light bulb filaments, X-ray tubes (as both the filament and target), electrodes in gas tungsten arc welding, superalloys, and radiation shielding. It really is fantastic stuff. We wouldn’t do it any other way!