Yttrium tungsten electrode is tungsten electrode added with 2% yttrium oxide (Y2O3). Its grade is WY20. The W-Y electrode’s resistance to burning is good at high current load, but the arc is unstable at low current load and the processing performance is poor.
W-Y electrode, which has narrow arc beam, high compressing strength, and the highest welding penetration at medium and high current, is mainly applied in military industry and aerospace industry.
Similar to thoriated tungsten electrode and cerium tungsten electrode, yttrium tungsten electrode can be differentiated by its tip color - blue.
Yttrium, with symbol Y, is a silvery-metallic transition metal chemically similar to the lanthanides and has often been classified as a "rare-earth element". The most important uses of yttrium are LEDs and phosphors, particularly the red phosphors in television set cathode ray tube (CRT) displays. Yttrium is also used in the production of electrodes, electrolytes, electronic filters, lasers, superconductors, various medical applications, and tracing various materials to enhance their properties.
Chinatungsten Online provides yttrium tungsten electrode with a diameter of 0.5-25mm, a length of 150mm, 175mm, and 178mm. Other specifications can be customized according to customer’s requirements.
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