Frequently Asked Questions: Tungsten

Q: Where does Diamond Ground Products tungsten come from?
A: Diamond Ground Products has 3 major suppliers of quality tungsten:
Sylvania / GTP® - Made in the US
Wolfram Industries® - Made in Germany
Plansee® - made in Austria

On some occasions, we also may import tungsten from China upon customer requests, and we have numerous companies we can work with.

Q: Does Diamond Ground Products tungsten come with material certifications?
A: Yes, all DGP tungsten - regardless of the supplier - comes with both material certifications and material safety data sheets (msds). We believe transparency in this regard is one of the many ways in which we earn a customers trust.

Q: What makes Diamond Ground products pre-ground Tungsten Electrodes different from other providers?
Quality & experience. DGP professionally CNC grinds our tungsten to the strictest tolerances on the finest equipment in the industry. Furthermore, DGP was founded in 1992 to specialize in tungsten & tungsten preparation. We don't claim to be experts in cool welding helmets or have the largest library of welding DVD's on the planet. We do not include candy with every order. What we do however, is provide the highest quality tungsten electrodes at a fair price and offer decades of experience in the subject matter when you need it.

Q: Is Multi-Strike® or similar of tungsten marketing as “non-thoriated tungsten” the same as Diamond Ground Products Tri-Mix® Tungsten?
A: No, these are all Tri-Mix copies that are made in China. You will see these sold under different names such as “Hybrid” and most have a blue, sky blue or turquoise paint on them. We find that particularly odd since the American Welding Society says such color coding is reserved for 2% Lanthanated, which we also offer if you require it. Either way, if you're ever not sure what you are buying or where it is coming from, simply ask for material certifications. If the company won't give you them, you may want to avoid them.

Multi-Strike® is a registered trademark of Huntington Fusion Technologies Limited and is in no way affiliated with Diamond Ground Products.

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how we can help with your current or future welding applications.

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