Our customer

Based in the United States this customer called us following graphite shortages in 2018 as part of their strategy to reduce supply-chain risk.

The brief

To manufacture large (660mm diameter x 1000mm tall) graphite crucibles for use in precious metal production.

graphite tooling machine

How did we do?

We had to design and source some new tooling for our biggest lathe, but after a week we were able to start production of a small batch of prototypes for inspection and testing by the client.

These are currently sailing across the Atlantic. We’ll keep you posted on the results!