What are the Properties of Tungsten that Make it Perfect for Bucking Bars?

Honsa’s HVRBB series of bucking bars combine the very best in durability and vibration reduction. One of the reasons for this, is that our bucking bars are engineered and manufactured using tungsten. So, what are the properties of tungsten that make this element perfect for bucking bars? Let us take a closer look at the science behind what makes tungsten so great.

First, the Basics

Honsa Aerospace has a series of tungsten bucking bars.

Tungsten is an element on the periodic table with the following properties according to PubChem.com:

  • Atomic number: 74

  • Atomic symbol: W 

  • Atomic weight: 183.84 

  • Melting point: 6,192 F (3,422 C)

  • Boiling point: 10,030 F (5,555 C)

The element was discovered in the year 1783 and is known to be one of the strongest known materials.

Why Tungsten is So Good for Bucking Bars

Tungsten bucking bar from Honsa Aerospace.

In the aerospace industry, bucking bars play a huge part in the riveting process. They are responsible for driving the rivets in aircraft, so they need to be strong and heavy-duty. 

Tungsten is one of the toughest naturally occurring elements on earth. The strength comes in when it is made into a compound. Check out some of the facts: 

  • Highest melting point of any element

  • Highest tensile strength of any element

  • Resistant to corrosion 

  • Highly dense 

Using this durable material for Honsa’s low vibration bucking bars seems like a no brainer. With its strength and durability, it is a perfect fit for the needs of the aerospace industry. Couple the high quality, long lasting bucking bars with Honsa’s pneumatic rivet guns and you have the best in high performance ergonomic aerospace tools.