Graphite for manufacturing
Graphite plays an essential role in manufacturing, and we’ve been proud to supply high quality graphite parts and electrodes to this sector for many years.
From electrical discharge machining (EDM) to heating elements for industrial and vacuum furnaces, and even furnace insulation, our products are used in virtually every industry in one way or another.
The unique properties of graphite are strengths for different fields
High Electrical Conductivity – heating elements, arc furnace electrodes, spark erosion, electrolysis, brushes etc
High Temperature Tolerance – contact with hot metals, bearings, seals, hermetic seal manufacture, semiconductor production, glass handling, moulds, crucibles, liners etc
Lubricity – bearings, seals, extrusion guides, continuous casting dies, diamond tools, sliders etc
Stable – corrosion resistance eg: heat exchangers, sensors
– oxidation resistance eg: rocket nozzles, hot zones of furnaces, semi conductor manufacture, rotors and impellors
– mechanical eg: hot zone parts in vacuum furnaces, sintering moulds, jigs and fixtures
High Thermal Conductivity – Continuous casting dies, heat exchangers, diamond moulds HIP process etc
Inductive – susceptors for induction furnaces
Low density – seals and sliders within aerospace parts
Porosity – continuous casting dies, gas diffusion in Aluminium, metal impregnation for bearings and brushes
Non Stick – moulds and dies, any application where molten metal is not to stick eg: cill blocks, stirrers, rotors, dry lubrication
High Compressive Strength – HIP moulds, supports, furnace bases, glass moulds
We don’t just work in manufacturing. Our graphite is used for applications in a number of different industries, including aerospace, military defence and steel works.