"The weight was a complete surprise. You weren't kidding about how dense it is."- Nick M.
A solid KILOGRAM cube of 99.95% pure aerospace-grade Tungsten.
Here is a conversation I have almost daily at my desk:
Passer-by notices cube: "What is that, it looks cool/awesome!" Me: "It's a solid tungsten cube" Passer-by tries to pick it up:"What the #$%# why is it so @#$@ heavy!!???"
Tungsten has the highest melting point of any element. In fact, you can't easily build a container to melt it. You have to resort to expensive powder compression methods to form it. The manufacturing process is truly amazing. A pressure of 60 tons per square inch is used to create the cube in a giant steel press. Tungsten is an extremely rare element (only 100 parts per billion in the earth's crust).
70%denser than lead
4x harderthan Titanium
19x denserthan water
WHY DO I NEED THE KILO CUBE?
You are a metal junkie and need a centerpiece for your collection - pretty much the densest thing you can own in this size.
You are an educator and you want to shock your students with the density of Tungsten, creating a memorable experience.
You want to have the coolest thing in the office - the ultimate conversation starter. Just watch what happens when someone tries and fails to pick it up from your desk on the first try!
You want the ultimate "structure" item to focus on for creative unleashing or meditation