Science: Tungsten Plating

Columbia's Professor Colin Garfield Fink, who gave Industry a chromium-plated shield against rust, last week took out a patent for a tungsten-plated shield.

Twenty million tons of iron and steel rust out of use each year. Electrolytic iron resists corrosion, but is difficult to make. Chromium alloyed with iron makes "rustless iron." "Stainless" steel contains iron, carbon and chromium. But for a multitude of uses a coating over the iron or steel objects suffices. Paint serves well in many places, as does zinc (galvanizing), tin, copper, lead, concrete. Nickel does not tarnish readily,...

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