Cemented carbides, also called hardmetals, are the most important usage of tungsten today. The main constituent is tungsten monocarbide (WC), which has hardness close to diamond. Hardmetal tools are the workhorses for the shaping of metals, alloys, wood, composites, plastics and ceramics, as well as for the mining and construction industries.
Tungsten remains an important partner for tool steels, high speed steels, stellites and creep-resistant steels and alloys.
W Resources Plc engages in the exploration and development of tungsten, tin, copper, and gold properties. Its flagship project is the La Parrilla tungsten project located in Spain.