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Where can I buy extremely dense and cheap manmade materials?

  1. Sep 25, 2016 #1
    Hi PF,
    As you all may know, the densest naturally occurring material is Osmium, which is 22.59 g/cm3...but it also costs $100/g.

    Is there any manmade dense material that is 25 g/cm3 and under $1/g? I know lead is the "dense" material to buy in bulk, but even that is only 11 g/cm3.

    Any help would be great :D
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2

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    I don't think so.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
  4. Sep 25, 2016 #3


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    Tungsten is 19.6g/cm3 and only a few cents per gram raw. Finished parts can vary but under a dollar per gram is possible. It is rather difficult to work with due to its hardness.

    What size and shape do you need?

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