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Tungsten Wire for Phonograph Stylus

Tungsten Wire for Music as a Type of Phonograph Stylus

Tungsten wire phonograph stylus or Tungs-Tone is a type of phonograph stylus. Tungsten wire phonograph stylus are constructed from tungsten wire, which is held in a metal shank. Unlike a steel stylus, tungsten have a cylindrical rather than a conical shape, meaning that the cross-section of the tungsten wire remains the same as the stylus wears down, which in turn means that tungsten wire may be used for several play.

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Typically, a new steel needle is required for every record played on an old acoustic phonograph. This is because the record contains abrasive material. In the first few silent tracks this abrasion hones the steel needle to a profile that tracks the grooves properly. The needle continues to wear as it plays the record, so that by the end its diameter has increased to the point where the sharp edges may damage the grooves on subsequent plays.Tungsten wire phonograph stylus have high hardness to decrease the wear.

(a),Generic phonograph stylus (b),Tungsten wire phonograph stylus

Surface Quality of Tungsten Wire Phonograph Stylus

The tungsten wire phonograph stylus are smooth, free of twists, bends, kinks, curls, and as free of dents, swaging marks, scratches, die marks, laps, seams, splits, slivers, inclusions, bumps, pits, grooves, cracks, and other physical defects Unless black finish is specified, all types of wire have a clean finish, free of graphite, grease, oil, and lubricants. Wire for hooks, supports, springs, anchors, and mesh have a bright smooth surface free of cracks holes, or craters. The requirements for straightness, and coiling and spooling are detailed as well. We can provide all kinds of tungsten phonograph stylus according to your requirements.

Properties of bare tungsten wire:
Purity99.95% W
Melting point3410 °C
Density19.17 g/cm3
Specific electrical0.055 Ohm x mm2/m
resistance at 20 °C
Modulus of elasticity410 kN/mm2at 20 °C

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