According to USA Today, the new Porsche model will not only have an advanced InnoDrive system that allows the driver-assist feature to electronically see 1.8-miles down the road, but will feature tungsten carbide brakes.
Tungsten carbide is roughly twice the stiffness and density of steel and finds itself halfway between lead and gold. Because this metal is so powerful and durable, it’s now being used as brakes in order to protect some of the most luxurious vehicles in the world.
Porsche’s new tungsten carbide brakes will significantly reduce fade and brake dust, subsequently keeping the vehicle protected and the driver safe.
Porsche has sold roughly 760,000 Porsche Cayennes internationally, but the 2019 model is expected to truly turn some heads on the market.
“Not only by power, but technology-wise, we have more high-end performance technology in the Cayenne than is in the Macan,” said Michael Steiner, Porsche’s research and development chief.
Car and Driver reports that because Porsche elected to go with powerful tungsten carbide material, the break life will likely be much longer. They can last up to 30% longer than iron brakes and much longer than other types of metals.
Whatever field you’re working in, if you manage to stumble across some tungsten carbide scrap, know that you’re in possession of a very hot commodity. You can sell your carbide to independent buyers, scrap recycling companies, and even high-end automobile manufactures.
Another one of the many benefits of tungsten carbide is that it’s extremely versatile. Tungsten carbide comes in over a dozen different grades, including carbide sludge, tungsten powder and other tungsten scrap, and can all be used for completely different applications. A complete line of metallurgical powders is available in our Lineage Metallurgical online store. Select the product that best suits your needs.
Again, you don’t have to store all your tungsten carbide yourself if you come across any of this strong metal. You can sell your carbide and scrap it so other organizations can make better use of this durable product. If you want to learn more about the benefits of tungsten, where to sell your carbide, or speak to an industry professional, contact Tungco today.