Tungsten wires

Applications include lighting, electrodes,
and high-temperature furnace components

Taking advantage of the highest melting point among metals, it is used for lighting
filaments, electron tubes, electrodes, high-temperature furnace components,
probe pins,and other applications. Various wire diameters, materials, and finishes
are available to meet your needs. We also offer the world's highest purity tungsten
wires through strict control of raw materials and processes, taking advantage of
our integrated production from raw materials.

Applications Filaments for halogen lamps, electrodes for projector lamps,

Product selection guide

AW It has excellent resistance to high temperature deformation, blackening, and shock resistance, and has a long service life due to the low content of impurity gases.
AX Compared to conventional materials, the recrystallization temperature is 50 to 200℃ higher, doped pores are smaller, and the length of the crystal structure after recrystallization is 3 to 4 times longer, significantly improving nonsagging properties.
EX It contains few impurity gases, has excellent resistance to high-temperature deformation and corrosion against deposited metals such as Al, Ni, and Cr, and has a long service life, making it one of the world's first-class filament materials.
DW Long-life tungsten that facilitates thermal electron generation and prevents grain larged and grain boundary cracking at the temperature of thermal electron emission. Coil processing, tip processing, and assembly processing are also available upon request.
CY(PFW) The most common pure tungsten material. It has good workability, excellent corrosion resistance, and low impurity gas content.
EP, KT The fine dispersion of crystal grains can significantly reduce the resistance to discharge consumption.
4N-W Tungsten with reduced impurities and purity of 99.99% or higher.
5N-W This is the world's highest purity tungsten with a purity of 99.999% or higher, with impurities reduced to the utmost limit. It is used for electrodes for various discharge lamps and in cutting-edge technological fields where minute amounts of impurities are not acceptable.


Materials Application Non-sag Shock
Machinability Dischargeability Discharge consumption resistance Abrasion resistance Corrosion resistance (VM)
AW Filaments for halogen lamps, grids, supports, heaters, electrified wires Excellent Good Good Average Good Good Average
AX Filaments for ultra high temperature halogen lamps (for thick and medium wires) Excellent Excellent Excellent Average Good Good Average
EX Vacuum deposition, high-temperature furnace heaters, printer printing wires, supports, discharge electrodes, probe pins Good Good Excellent Average Excellent Excellent Excellent
DW Electrodes, charged wire thermal electron emission filaments Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Average
Structural and furnace heaters Average Average Excellent Average Average Good Excellent
EP Discharge electrodes, structural materials,


welding electrodes
Good Average Excellent Average Excellent Excellent Average
KT Discharge electrodes, structural materials Good Average Excellent Average Excellent Excellent Average
Electrodes, heaters Average Average Excellent Average Good Excellent Good

Standard specifications of tungsten wires


Diameter range
Materials Representative spec
Finish Tolerance Diameter
Black leather CC Electropolishing Straight line
~0.0129               ±0.005 ±4%
0.013~0.029           ±0.005 ±3%
0.03~0.14         ±0.005 ±2%
0.15~0.39     ±0.005 ±2%
0.40~0.49     ±0.01 ±2%
0.50~0.59     ±0.02  
0.60~0.79   ±0.03  
0.80~0.99     ±0.03  
1.0~1.2         ±0.04  
1.3~2.0                 ±0.04  
2.1~3.2                 ±0.05  

Purity of tungsten wire and rod

Materials Purity(%)
AW, AX, EX, CY, EP, KT 99.95 min.
DW 99.20 min.
4N-W 99.99 min.
5N-W 99.999 min.