The autoXscape 3-in-1 car emergency tool includes a glass-breaking strike point designed with tungsten steel. This material was chosen for some of the reasons explained here.
Tungsten steel was developed by medieval German and Swedish smelters and is now well-known to this day as the strongest type of steel available on the market. When broken up, the word “tungsten” literally means heavy stone. According to mi-techmetals.com, 85% of the world’s demand for tungsten steel can be found in China. The rest of it can be found in Colorado, Russia, and Korea.
From wedding bands to a quality blade for a machinist, tungsten carbide steel is a popular choice of metal for a variety of products. The construction of this type of steel involves equal parts of carbide and tungsten which, in turn, creates an extremely durable chemical bond that is only breakable by material that is superior to it (such as diamonds). As for the chemical components of the element tungsten, it has a melting point of 6,192 degrees Fahrenheit. To put this aspect of the chemical into perspective, jet fuel burns at 2,732 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature of the sun is 9,941 degrees Fahrenheit. Conclusively, if you own a tool or any other product created out of tungsten steel, you will by no means have to worry about the durability or performance of this advanced material.