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Graphite & Carbon uses in the Mechanical Engineering Industry

How graphite is used in mechanical engineering

Why graphite is the ideal material



Seal rings

Turbine rings

Used alongside graphite guide rings to seal high-pressure, oil-free gases.

Applications: Turbines, compressors, pumps

Why graphite? Self-lubricating, chemically inert, high strength-to-weight ratio, thermal stability

Slip rings

Sliding rings

Electromechanical devices designed to transmit electrical current from a stationary device to a rotating one. They improve mechanical performance and remove the need to have wires dangling from movable joints.

Applications: Hydroelectric generators, wind turbines

Why graphite? Conductivity, self-lubricating properties that mean it can resist wear over time



Bearings are components that support a load while in contact with and moving relative to another part.

A type of bearing, bushings are thin tubes designed to reduce friction between two surfaces sliding against each other.

Applications: Drill jigs, hydraulic pumps, dryers

Why graphite? Self-lubricating, long service life, thrives in harsh environments


Blades attached to a rotating wheel which push or are pushed by wind or water.

Applications: Vacuum pumps, fuel pumps, rotary compressors

Why graphite? Self-lubricating, resistant to high temperatures, chemically inert

Lubrication blocks

Designed to lubricate rotary equipment such as trunnion rolls, riding rings, tyres and insert seals where wet lubricants can’t be used. The weight of the block keeps it in constant contact with the rolling surface, depositing a thin film of graphite.

Applications: Rotary kilns, calciners, dryers

Why graphite? Self-lubricating, resistant to wear over time

Graphite uses in chemicals and petrochemicals

Many processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries involve the pumping, stirring and transportation of corrosive, toxic or explosive products. Graphite’s resistance to corrosion and wear mean it is ideal for these applications Learn More

Graphite uses in manufacturing and EDM

Industrial Graphite Applications
Highly resistant to corrosion and an excellent conductor of electricity, graphite is an essential component in rupture discs, chemically resistant linings and electric arc electrodes. Learn More

Graphite uses in ferrous and non-ferrous metals

Metal Industry Graphite Applications
Graphite can withstand extreme temperatures, making it perfect for use in creating steel and for manufacturing boats, moulds and crucibles for the non-ferrous metal industry. Learn More