St Marys Carbon Knowledge Base

Domestic Manufacturing vs. International Manufacturing in the Carbon Graphite Industry

In the dynamic landscape of the carbon graphite industry, the choice between domestic manufacturing and international manufacturing holds significant implications for businesses. Carbon graphite, a versatile and durable material, finds its applications in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...

Carbon Graphite Product Manufacturing Costs

Carbon graphite is a popular material for component manufacturing due to its versatility, durability, and relatively low cost. Its unique bonding characteristics make it ideal for impregnating with other materials, allowing it to meet a wide range of applications. Carbon graphite is frequently used in corrosive ...

Why a Carbon Graphite Seal Could Fail

In the intricate world of industrial machinery and equipment, mechanical seals play a pivotal role in maintaining a delicate balance between efficiency and reliability. Among the diverse materials used for crafting these seals, carbon graphite is a popular choice due to its exceptional qualities. However, like any ...

Choosing & Replacing Carbon Graphite Component Parts

Finding a comparable material for existing components isn’t a straightforward process, especially if the material in question is carbon graphite. Carbon graphite comes in a substantial variety of grades, each with their own unique properties.

Choosing a Carbon Graphite Manufacturer | Certifications & Considerations

Choosing a carbon graphite manufacturer to develop your components involves more just looking at the price tag. To ensure a high-quality product that meets and exceeds regulatory compliance, find a company with proven success and attention to detail, from consulting to delivery.

Carbon Graphite Grades Explained

No two grades of carbon graphite are exactly the same. At its base, carbon graphite possesses the strength and hardness of carbon while also boasting the lubricity of graphite, making it ideal for a variety of wet and dry applications. However, because carbon graphite is porous, it can be impregnated with other ...

The Role of Reverse Engineering in Manufacturing

One of the many benefits of carbon graphite is that it can be modified to fit the needs and specifications of your application. However, this also means that carbon graphite manufacturers that develop and mix their own grades do not share their formulas with each other.

How to Find the Right Manufacturer for Your Product or Part

Choosing the ideal carbon graphite manufacturer for your product or part can be overwhelming. Let’s explore why it’s important to find a manufacturer that’s a good fit as well as what questions you should be asking before moving forward.

Lead Time Planning for Your Manufacturing Project

When planning out a manufacturing project, you must always be cognizant of your deadline. Failing to meet a project deadline can be extremely costly, which is why lead time planning is so important.

Common Factors to Consider in Carbon Graphite Testing

Whether you’re having mechanical seals, bearings, or another carbon graphite product manufactured, testing is an essential part of the process. Depending on your application, your carbon graphite parts may need to be tested for strength, porosity, density, conductivity, or any other number of factors.

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