Enjoy an endless opportunity for metaphors and puns. Shock and amaze unsuspecting initiates into the world of metallurgical wonders. Tungsten and aluminum alloy cube set. 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5". Includes polycarbonate bases. Tungsten is very high density and surprisingly heavy, especially when compared to the aluminum cube. Great conversation pieces. Includes certificate of chemical composition and interesting tungsten facts. Machined from aerospace grade tungsten and precipitation-hardened aluminum alloys, these cubes are an excellent contemporary addition for your desk at work or side table at home. Surprise your colleagues and friends with the cubes' difference in density, weighing 1.0 kilogram vs 0.15kg. 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 cubes, don't forget to check out our Tungsten Sphere.
Aluminum cube: 0.33 lbs
Tungsten cube: 2.2 lbs (1kg)
Posted by Unknown on Feb 22nd 2017
First, great customer service. My questions were answered promptly and in a professional manner. Second, My cubes came very well packaged and arrived undamaged. Shipping to Toronto, Canada took approximately two weeks and was handled by USPS/Canada Post.
The contrast between the two cubes is amazing. It feels like your mind is playing tricks on you since nothing we typically handle day-to-day comes close to the density of Tungsten.
Both cubes are spot on in terms of advertised characteristics. 3.8 cm^3 at 1,000 g and 150 g, respectively. Included with this set were two acrylic display stands - a nice touch. Overall, well worth the money.
Posted by Chris on Feb 15th 2017
Excellent item! I love my pair of W and Al 1.5" cubes. Fast and well packed shipping up to Canada. I'll be back for more!
Posted by Unknown on Jan 13th 2017
I've been waiting for shipping to Australia to become available, finally bought these as a gift for my partner. I love them! Only things is there are minor scratches on some surfaces so more attention to the finish would have been good. The aluminium cube was in a plastic wrap for shipping however the tungsten one was not. Shipping was fast, about two weeks on the cheapest shipping method which was a relief as I'm moving soon. I would purchase again however wish there was some way to polish off the scratches.
Posted by Unknown on Nov 7th 2016
The finish on the cubes plus the service and delivery of the items were both professional and satisfactory. If you're curious about the W cube, go ahead and spring for the pair with the Al to show off the contrast. For the maker, tinkerer, educator or scientist in your house, the novelty factor is quite high. Enjoy! Now of I can just figure out how not to destroy a table or foot the first time someone drops the tungsten cube (: ...
The little stands provided are simple pieces of clear acrylic sheet with a triangular hole cut so the cubes can balance on a corner.
Posted by Gary Yencich on Jun 13th 2016
Perfect for a nerds or science geeks. The tungsten has a satisfying heft, while the aluminum provides contrast. I like to put both cubes out where unsuspecting guests will pick them up - and they always do. I put the aluminum cube out where it is likely to be lifted first. It's fun to see their expressions when they then try and pick up the tungsten cube. I would recommend placing it on something that won't be damaged if dropped. Both cubes are spot on the weight. I placed each on a digital scale that I use for cooking and postage and they came to exactly 150 and 1000 grams for the aluminum and tungsten respectively. The 3D printed stands are a nice extra. I wonder if instead of using aircraft alloy 100% aluminum could have been used... I expect that would have resulted in a small, but noticeably lighter aluminum cube for an even greater contrast between the two.