Tungsten alloy cube. High density. Surprisingly heavy. Great conversation piece. Includes certificate of chemical composition and interesting tungsten facts. Machined from aerospace grade tungsten, this cube is an excellent contemporary addition for your desk at work or side table at home. Surprise your colleagues and friends with the cube's weight, yet fitting into the palm of your hand. Tungsten is one of the densest naturally occurring elements, and now you can add one of nature's wonders to your own collection. If you like the cube, don't forget to check out our Tungsten Sphere.
1.5" cube: 2.2 lbs (1kg)
Posted by Unknown on May 9th 2017
I simply find it fascinating to have an object like this.
Posted by Les on Jan 29th 2017
This is a matter of some gravity. Percentage of visitors impressed so far by the contrast between aluminium and tungsten = 100 (2 adults; 2 children). I will be showing this off a lot in the next week.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 7th 2017
Every time I show it to somebody that hasn't seen it, the reaction I get is worth $3 to me. Sometimes more! So, I have already paid for half of the cost in the first week. Fun explaining the properties of W - melting point, etc.
Posted by Paul Scott on Dec 26th 2016
I attended a large Christmas party with my new girlfriend and had the aluminum and Tungsten cubes stacked with the Aluminum on top. I first got the children to pick up the lighter cube and feel its heft. Most were familiar with aluminum and thought it was interesting, but not all that much. Then, I asked them to set it down and pick up the tungsten cube. All of them were astounded at the contrast between the two. I also had the sphere there for them to experience and everyone at the party really enjoyed the novelty of feeling something so heavy in such a small package. I explained that there were few metals heavier than tungsten, but gold was one. If a cube of gold that size were available to purchase, at today's price of gold, it would cost just under $50,000.
Posted by Unknown on Aug 23rd 2016
What great paperweight and conversation piece for your desk. Weighs over 7 times more than the free included aluminum cube of the same size. Provides a dramatic illustration of the force of gravity and encourages thoughtfulness about how this force interacts with matter. My only wish would be that more care was taken in manufacture, handling and packaging to eliminate, and prevent nicks and blemishes. My nicks were primarily on a couple of the nicely turned edges, so they are not too noticeable.
Posted by Ed on Jul 22nd 2016
When you feel the weight of this cube in your hand, you think WOW! and start to consider how gravity affects us every day, and how physical properties of materials, such as mass are so important in our world. The cube is so simple, but the concepts of mass and gravity (resulting in weight) are so complex.
Posted by Robert Thom on Jun 23rd 2016
I have no clue why, but this cube is really neat. It is freakishly heavy for it's size and is a great conversation starter as it sits on your desk. Expensive...but hey...it's tungsten.