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Who we are

+ 15,000 m ² production Area
+ 350 Employees
+ 300 tons Annual Production Capacity
+ 3,000 Products
3 Sales and Service locations in Europe, USA and Asia

Weldstone grew rapidly from a mid size tungsten electrode production company to the market leader in TIG-electrodes and expanded the business scopes to other tungsten related markets such as tungsten heavy metal, tungsten copper and special tungsten alloys. Today, Weldstone is one of the leading producers of tungsten products and serves the most demanding industries such as automotive, aerospace, measuring devices and others. Weldstone is currently expanding its global customer service network. The Weldstone Group already has distribution locations in the USA, Europe and Asia and also provides great local customer service.

Weldstone is able to control the entire production processes, starting from raw materials APT or tungsten powder, until the finished product. Due to the result of the continuous growth and development efforts, Weldstone just opened its new state-of-the-art 12,000 m² (129,000ft²) tungsten production facilities equipped with the latest production, machining, and measuring equipment available today. To provide the best service to its clients, Weldstone set up a global network of international experts who provide knowledgeable solutions and customer service. In April 2014, the latest acquisition has just been executed by the IBG's USA tungsten expert team, Astaras, Inc, a Weldstone Sister Company. Astaras, Inc bought the entire Anviloy® Tungsten business from CMW International, Inc. This means Anviloy® Tungsten Products are now manufactured and sold by the Weldstone Group. In North and South America the Anviloy® Tungsten Products are available at Astaras, Inc. in Florida. For European customers Anviloy® Tungsten Products are available at Weldstone in Germany. This is another important step for the Weldstone Group in strengthening its leading position in the tungsten world.

IT ALL
STARTS
WITH
POWDER

Production

  • +15.000m² Work Shop
  • +2.000m² Ware House
  • +1.000m² Office
  • +500m² Quality Control and Lab
  • +200 tons of products per year
  • +330 workers
  • +30 employees
  • Powder presses up to 1.000 tons
  • Sintering Temperatures up to 2.500° C
  • Various sintering atmospheres like Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Argon
  • ISO 9001 certified

Equipment

  • Reduction Furnaces
  • Powder Blenders
  • Hydraulic and Mechanical Presses
  • Isostatic Presses
  • Automated Press
  • Furnaces for direct and indirect sintering
  • Induction Furnaces
  • Vacuum Furnaces
  • Annealing Furnaces
  • Infiltration Furnaces
  • CNC Lathe
  • CNC Turning
  • CNC Milling
  • Pulling lines
  • Swaging Machines
  • EDM

Quality Control

  • Eddy Current
  • Ultra-Sonic-Testing Equipment
  • XRF Analyzer
  • Hardness (HRC/HB/HV)
  • Tensile Testing Unit
  • Metallography
  • Laser Particle Sizer
  • Fisher Sub Sieve Sizer (FSSS)
  • Chemical Lab
  • Welding Test Stand
  • Microscopy
  • Electrical Conductivity Analyzer
  • Infrared Temperature Measuring

R&D

  • +7 Engineers
  • +6 New Products per Year
  • +5 Cooperation with Universities and Institutes in Europe, USA and Asia

Sales & Service

  • 3 Sales and Service Offices in Europe, USA and Asia
  • +3.000 Products
  • +300 Customers
  • International Logistics
  • +12 yearly Participations in Exhibitions and Conferences
  • +12 Publications per Year

Core areas

Semi-finished Products

Weldstone supplies semi-finished products and blanks based on tungsten and tungsten alloys in various geometries and compositions. Available are a series of standard alloys which meet the different standards like e.g. ASTM B777, MIL-T-21014D or AMS 7725E. Additionally there are individually designed materials offered which are adapted to the respective customer requirements.

Fabricated Standard Products

Weldstone supplies most of the products as ready-to-use end products. In this way, customers benefit from the machining processes specially tailored to these materials and receive high-precision products with a full guarantee. Since in many cases final blanks can be produced, customers save money on materials and get cost-optimized solutions.

Individual Solutions

Weldstone represents the complete production process, from powder production to CNC processing. This allows Weldstone to produce and combine very individual materials. The joining of materials by welding, soldering, back-casting and other methods are also adaptable. Special CNC-machining processes complete the range of tailor-made customer solutions.

Materials

Pure Metals: Tungsten (W), Molybdenum (Mo)
Alloys from the elements: Tungsten, Molybdenum, Rhenium, Nickel, Cobalt, Iron, Copper, Lanthanum, Zirkonium, Cerium, Yttrium, Potassium
Composites: Tungsten – Copper, Tungsten - Silver
Ceramics: Alumina, Zirconia, Steatite, Cordierite

Our Brands

Mold and Die Components

  • Components for Light Metal Die Casting Molds
  • Nozzles for Injection Molding Tools

Weights

  • Counter Weights
  • Balancing Weights
  • Eccenter Weights

Shielding

  • Shielding Parts

Tool Holder

  • Precision Tool Holders for Special Applications

Welding Accessories

  • Resistance Welding Electrodes
  • Weld Jaws

Customized Solutions

Welding

  • Resistance Welding Electrodes
  • Brazed, back-casted Electrodes
  • EDM Electrodes
  • Electrical Contacts
  • Weld Jaws

Spark Erosion

  • EDM Electrodes
  • EDM Tubes
  • Thread Elektrodes

Electrical Contacts

  • SF6 Circuit Breaker
  • On-load Tap-changer
  • Load Break Switches

Heat sinks

  • Heat Slugs for IC Packages
  • Heat Sinks for Optoelectronics and Lasers
  • Heatsinks for High Performance Chips

Customized Solutions

Our Solutions

Anviloy®
Foundry Technology
What?

Special Alloys as supstitution or enhancment of tool steel in die casting molds:

  • Cooling Core Pins
  • Wear Resistance Inserts
  • Sprue Bushes
  • Sprue Posts
Why?

Advantage of Anviloy® compare to tool steel:

  • + 4-times higher thermal conductivity
  • + 5-times higher heat check resistance
  • + 500-times higher solubility resistance
  • + 10-times higer soldering resistance
Where?

Gravity-, Low Pressure-, High Pressure Die Casting, Injection Molding

    Sprue
  • Runner-System
  • Sprue Bush
  • Sprue Post
  • Nozzles
    Die
  • Cooling Inserts
  • Core Pins
  • Wear Resistance Inserts
  • Soldering Resistance Components
    Further Applications
  • Vent Blocks
  • Chill Blocks
  • Pistons
Learn more
Anviloy®
Weld Rod filler metal
What?

Anviloy® Weld Rods for repairing and coating parts in molds such as:

  • cooling cores
  • wear inserts
  • sprue bushes
  • distributors
Why?

Advantages of Anviloy® Weld Rods over steel filler wires:

      Anviloy® Weld Rods:
    • Heat check resistance up to 5 times higher
    • Up to 500 times higher solution resistance
    • Up to 10 times higher resistance to welding

Where?

Applications of Anviloy® Weld Rods

  • Gravity, low pressure, high pressure, and injection molding processes
  • Sprue area
  • Sprue bushes
  • distributor inserts
  • Sprue bushes
  • Nozzles
  • Mold area
  • Wear inserts
  • Inserts against soldering
Anviloy®
Shieldings
What?

Anviloy®Products with extremely high density in order to get as much shielding performance with smallest sized products:

  • Shielding Components
  • Source holder
  • Collimators
Why?

Advantage of Anviloy® shieldings

      Anviloy® Weights:
    • + Density 18,7g/cm³
    • + physically und chemically stabil
    • + environmetally friendly

      Lead Weights:
    • + Mass density 11,3g/cm³
    • + physically und chemically unstabil
    • + environmetally unfriendly
Where?

Applications of Anviloy® shieldings

  • Containers for radioactive substances
  • Source holder for meassuring devices
  • Shielding for radioactive substances in chemotheraphy
  • Collimators in magnetic resonance (MRT) equipment
Anviloy®
Weights
What?

Anviloy®Products with extremely high mass density in order to get as much weight as possible in the smallest space:

  • Counter Balance Weights
  • Balancing / Vibration Weights
  • Swing Weights
  • Eccenter weights
Why?

Advantage of Anviloy® Weights

      Anviloy® Weights:
    • + Mass density 18,7g/cm³
    • + physically und chemically stabil
    • + environmetally friendly
      Lead Weights:
    • + Mass desity 13,2g/cm³
    • + physically und chemically unstabil
    • + environmetally unfriendly
Where?

Applications of Anviloy® weights

  • Counter weights on crank shafts
  • Balancing weights in rotor blades of helicopters
  • Mass weights in flaps of aircrafts
  • Eccenter weights in construction machines
  • Rotation weights in automatic watches
  • Vibrators
  • Vibration alarm in mobiles
Anviloy®
Tool holders
What?

Anviloy® as a semi-finished or finished product for precision tool holders.

Why?

Advantages of Anviloy® over steel tool holders:

      Anviloy® tool holders:
    • Double rigidity
    • Twice the mass
    • The reduction of vibrations to a minimum increases the accuracy of the machining and thus allows to achieve high-precision machining results.
    • Anviloy has inherently high mass and high stiffness. These properties make it ideal as a tool substrate material where less rigid and less massive materials would rattle.
    • The high thermal conductivity (three times that of steels) provides an added benefit by allowing tools to run cooler and extending tool life.

Where?

Tool holder for high-precision tools

Anviloy®
Extrusion dies
What?

Anviloy® as semi-finished or finished product for extrusion dies.

Why?

Advantages of Anviloy® over steel dies:

      Extrusion dies:
    • Up to 10 times higher wear resistance
    • Up to 3 times higher thermal conductivity
    • Up to 10 times less friction
    • The increase in heat dissipation and the lower friction allow up to 30% faster pressing

Where?

Applications of Extrusion dies

    Dies for in the production of aluminum profiles
Aluminum extrusion
Anviloy®
Furnace components
What?

Anviloy® as a semi-finished or finished product for various applications in the high-temperature furnace

Why?

Advantages of Anviloy®:

      Furnace components:
    • High wear resistance
    • Excellent heat resistance
    • Good heat resistance

Where?

Applications of Anviloy® Weld Rods

    Parts for high-temperature furnaces such as charge carriers, heating elements, fastening screws, ...
Anviloy®
Forging dies
What?

Anviloy® for hot forming

Why?

Advantages of Anviloy®:

      Forging dies:
    • Good heat resistance
    • Good ductility
    • High wear resistance
    • Excellent heat resistance

Where?

Applications of Anviloy® Forging dies

    Upsetting, bending, forging
Anviloy®
Aircraft Components
What?

Anviloy® as semi-finished or finished parts for aircraft components

Why?

Advantages of Anviloy®:

      Aircraft Components:
    • High density
    • High wear resistance
    • Excellent heat resistance
    • Good heat resistance

Where?

Applications of Anviloy® Aircraft Components

    Vibration dampening, shielding, rotating weights, counterweights
Tucomet®
Spot welding caps
What?

Tucomet® K as spot welding caps for extremely improved service life

Why?

Benefits of Tucomet® K:

      TUCOMET® spot welding caps:
    • More than 200 times longer service life compared to conventional CuCrZr caps
    • No soldering or sticking of the weld metal with all aluminum alloys
    • Extreme hardness in the surface
    • Very good thermal conductivity
    • Very good electrical conductivity
    • Outstanding heat resistance
    • Internationally patented product

Where?

Applications of TUCOMET® spot welding caps

    Welding caps for spot welding aluminum sheets
Tucomet®
Coating Components
What?

Tucomet® electrodes for PVD or parts for vacuum evaporation

Why?

Benefits of Tucomet®:

      TUCOMET® Coating Components:
    • Extremely heat resistant
    • Good electron emission
    • Very good thermal conductivity
    • Good electrical conductivity
    • Good heat resistance

Where?

Applications of TUCOMET® Coating Components

    Evaporator elements, electrodes, boats, and coils for various coating processes
Tucomet®
Resistance Welding
What?

Tucomet® Resistance Welding Electrodes:

Tucomet® Resistance Welding Electrodes offer high temerature stability and good electrical conductivity to provide consitant welding results at maximum lifetime of the electordes:

  • Brazed, back-casted Electrodes
  • Weld Jaws
Why?

Advantage of Tucomet® Resistance Welding Electrodes

  • + high softening temperature
  • + high warm hardness
  • + low affinity to soldering
  • + long life time
  • + good machineability
  • + environmetally friendly
Where?

Applications of Tucomet® Resistance Welding Electrodes

  • Resistance spot welding
  • Resistance projection welding
  • Resistance seam welding
  • Resistance butt welding
  • Discharge welding
  • Resistance stud welding
  • Flash butt welding
Learn more
Tucomet®
Spark Erosion (EDM)
What?

Tucomet® EDM Electrodes offer high temerature stability and good electrical conductivity to provide consitant EDM results at maximum lifetime of the electrodes:

  • Tucomet® EDM Electrodes
Why?

Advantage of Tucomet® EDM Electrodes

  • + high softening temperature
  • + high warm hardness
  • + low affinity to soldering
  • + long life time
  • + good machineability
  • + environmentally friendly
Where?

Applications of Tucomet® EDM Electrodes

  • EDM of Hard Metal
  • EDM of Heavy Metal
  • EDM grinding of PCD-tools
  • EDM; of steel with high lifetime
Learn more
Tucomet®
Plasma Spraying
What?

Tucomet® Plasma Spraying Electrodes

Tucomet® Plasma Spraying Electrodes offer high temperature stability and good electrical and thermal conductivity to provide reliable results at maximum lifetime of the electrodes.

Why?

Advantage of Tucomet® Contacts

  • + very good ignition
  • + high softening temperature
  • + high warm hardness
  • + long life time
  • + stable performance
  • + environmetally friendly
Where?

Applications of Tucomet® Plasma Spraying Electrodes

  • F4 Nozzles (Anodes) and Electrodes (Cathodes)
  • G Nozzles (Anodes) and Electrodes (Cathodes)
  • Custom Made Electrodes and Nozzles
Tucomet®
Electrical Contacts
What?

Tucomet® Contacts

Tucomet® Contacts offer high temperature stability and good electrical conductivity to provide reliable results at maximum lifetime of the contacts.

Why?

Advantage of Tucomet® Contacts

  • + high softening temperature
  • + high warm hardness
  • + low affinity to soldering
  • + long life time
  • + environmetally friendly
Where?

Applications of Tucomet® Contacts

  • SF6 Circuit Breaker
  • On-load Tap-changer
  • Load Break Switches
Learn more
Tucomet®
Heat Sinks
What?

Tucomet® Heat sinks

Tucomet® Heat sinks offer high temperature stability and very good thermal conductivity to provide reliable results at maximum lifetime and heat transfer.

Why?

Advantage of Tucomet® Contacts

  • + high thermal conductivity
  • + high softening temperature
  • + high warm hardness
  • + low affinity to soldering
  • + long life time
  • + environmetally friendly
Where?

Applications of Tucomet® Heat Sinks

  • Base plates (heat-slugs) for IC Packages
  • Heat sinks for optoelectronics and lasers
  • Heat sinks for microwave applications and optical fiber for packages
  • Heat sinks for high-performance chips
Learn more

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Your Contacts

Mr. Thomas Höhn

hoehn@weldstone.com
Tel.: +49 8031 94 13 99-0
Fax: +49 8031 941 3 99-09

Mr. Andreas Endemann

endemann@weldstone.com
Tel.: +49 8031 94 13 99-0
Fax: +49 8031 941 3 99-09