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Graphite & Carbon uses in the Metallurgical Industry

How graphite is used in the ferrous and non-ferrous metal industries

Why graphite is the ideal material

TYPE OF PRODUCT

APPLICATION

Crucibles

Vessels used to heat chemicals to extremely high temperatures or contain melted metals and ores.

Applications: Laboratories, metal casting, smelting, sintering furnaces

Why graphite? Can withstand extreme heat, high melting point, chemically inert, conducts heat well

Dies/moulds for continuous casting

Continuous casting is the process of heating a metal to a molten state then allowing it to solidify into whatever shape is needed.

The machine used in this process has a component called a die, which is made of graphite. The die enables the molten metal to be shaped and helps extract the heat that allows the metal to cool and solidify.

Applications: Laboratories, metal casting, smelting, sintering furnaces

Why graphite? Resistant to high temperature, high melting point, chemically inert, conducts heat well

Impellers

Rotating devices consisting of blade-shaped vanes around a central shaft that are designed to alter the flow and/or pressure of liquids and gases. When the impeller rotates, it sucks in the liquid or gas and sends it out the other side.

Applications: Centrifugal pumps, vacuum pumps, agitation tanks, gas injection systems

Why graphite? Chemically inert, resistant to wear, resistant to high pressure

Sintering moulds

Sintering means shaping metals, ceramics and plastics by using heat and/or pressure without melting the material. Read more about the process here.

Applications: Manufacturing drill bits, tools for cutting diamond or ceramics

Why graphite? Resistant to high temperature, high compressive strength, resistant to thermal shock

Stirring rods

Used to mix and stir molten metal, the graphite helping to remove impurities and skim metal surfaces.

Applications: Melting precious metals and scrap metals, mixing alloys

Why graphite? Resistant to high temperature, non-stick

Boats for heat treatment

Heat treatment means using intense heating and cooling to change the structure of a metal or alloy to prolong its working life. Boats are containers used to hold the metal or alloy while it is being heated.

Applications: Vacuum furnaces, induction furnaces, sintering furnaces, brazing furnaces

Why graphite? Resistant to extreme heat, chemically inert, resistant to thermal shock, high density

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