St Marys Carbon Knowledge Base

An Aerospace Engineering Case Study: Fixing Carbon Graphite Oxidation in a High-Altitude Carbon Graphite Seal

There’s no bigger fear or worry than finding a flaw in a component that threatens your entire project.

How to Reduce Lead Time In Manufacturing for Engineering Projects

Lead times are inevitable in manufacturing; however they may be difficult to accept for your project. When you’re working on a new application, waiting on carbon graphite seals or bearings can be frustrating, and the delay may even cost your company money.

How Carbon Graphite Products Help Aerospace Engineers Design Better Components

Aerospace applications often have no room for error, which can make it difficult for you to find suitable parts that meet your industry’s strict safety requirements. It’s not enough to rely on materials that can merely tolerate these extreme aerospace environments; engineers like yourself demand high-performance materials that can help ...

St. Marys Carbon’s Carbon Graphite Aerospace Engineering Solutions

For more than 80 years, St. Marys Carbon has developed industry-leading carbon graphite solutions to power clients in their endeavors. Over time, we’ve developed and maintained a reputation as a trusted provider of custom engineered solutions for a variety of industries. Instead of being satisfied by our past successes, our team of ...

Carbon Graphite Mechanical Seal Types

Rotating equipment often requires a dynamic mechanical seal to create a seal between a rotating shaft and a stationary body and prevent the escape of process fluid(s) including liquid and/or gas. They can also be used in mixer seals to prevent fugitive ambient particulates from entering a contained vessel being being mixed such as a ...

Why Bearings Fail and How to Prevent It

All bearings have a fixed life expectancy. Some are replaced because of normal wear or spalling, and others need replacing because of premature wear or failure. An unexpected failure can cause damage to equipment, downtime, costly replacement, and possibly even injury. And, even before they fail, the premature wear is likely to have ...

Carbon Graphite Conductivity & Expansion

When deciding on the materials for carbon graphite components or parts, it all starts with a thorough review of the application which includes the components’ form/function/fit and property identifying the “must haves” and the “nice to haves” and melding these with a design for manufacturability.

Electric Vehicle Control Module

A customer of ours produces electric car charging stations and was in search of a manufacturer to develop a unique brush to use in the slip ring within their charging stations. They had a basic design of the type of brush they were looking for; however, they needed specific expertise in order to determine how this unique design could be ...

St. Marys Carbon Accepts Sustainability & Good Business Practices Award

St. Marys Carbon (SMC) was presented with the Pennsylvania NASCAR Green/E3 Challenge Award. SMC was chosen for this award as a company that demonstrates “outstanding commitment to world-class business practices that align with sustainability while making the company profitable.” Bob Cotter, SMC’s VP of Operations, accepted the award on ...

Governor's Award

GOVERNOR CORBETT AWARDS ST. MARYS CARBON A 2014 GOVERNOR’S IMPACT AWARD, SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORY, FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL PA REGION Hershey, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett today recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets, and making positive ...

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