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Tungsten Carbide Is Basically Indestructible

Tungsten Carbide Is Basically Indestructible

 

Tungsten is a super element. It’s incredibly dense, it has the highest melting point of any known element (nearly 6,200 degrees Fahrenheit), and, when combined with carbon to form tungsten carbide, it’s nearly indestructible:

 

 Pretty cool. The natural question when you come across an “indestructible” material these days is “has it met the hydraulic press yet?” Yes, yes it has:

 

 

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