Tungsten-Rhenium Alloy (WRe26)

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To obtain greater ductility and a lower brittle-to-ductile transition temperature, tungsten is alloyed with rhenium. Moreover, tungsten-rhenium has a higher recrystallization temperature and better creep resistance.

This material data has been provided by Plansee.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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Chemical properties



26 %

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Technological properties

Application areas

The WRe standard compositions are used as material for thermoelements in applications of over 2000 °C. This material is also used in the aviation and aerospace industries.