Graphite Rod Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of graphite rod manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source graphite rod manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate graphite rod companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture graphite rods for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading graphite rod manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for graphite rod tubes, carbon graphite rods, or graphite rod electrodes.

  • Denver, PA 717-336-7507

    We take pride in our values and diversity. We employ a variety of friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff. Our sales team can provide technical support for our carbon graphite and other products. We are happy to answer your questions about any of our products. Contact us by phone or visit our website to learn more about what we can do for you!

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  • Harvard, IL 800-891-6469

    We are very conscious of the environment which is why we incorporated a recycling solution program with our company. We re-utilize old components and produce new items like graphite rods or graphite tubes. Our customer service team is excited to tackle your projects and we will deliver your products on time. We offer an array of value-added services to ensure your investment is exactly what you expect. Contact us today to learn more information!

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  • Bethel Park, PA 412-831-9400

    Ameri-Source is a technology company serving the Graphite & Metals industries with specialized solutions to global competition. We manufacture specialized engineered items to service a vast variety of industries. Our team of dedicated and qualified engineers service and attend to our customers. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and this assures out customers of the quality of our products. Please give us a call today to learn more!

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  • Maywood, IL 708-410-0700

    The success of each mechanical product fabricated by Becker Brothers Graphite is the result of decades of experience. Here, the technical staff and skilled machinists at Becker Brothers have available state-of-the-art equipment for testing as well as any manufacturing requirements. From graphite rods to much more complicated products and parts, contact Becker.

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  • Calgary, AB 403-444-6888

    Here at Saint Jean Carbon we strive to provide you with only the very best. We are committed to your needs and our dedicated teams have experience in providing for a number of industries. If your application has any special requests then please let our representatives know. Contact us today to learn more about our carbon graphite.

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Graphite Rods

Rods are thin or straight bars, typically composed of a metal, ceramic, plastic or organic material. They are fairly simple to make and serve many purposes, depending on their size and composition. Graphite rods are a type of said rod, made from machined graphite or graphite mixtures, and known for their extreme heat resistance, thermal shock resistance, high corrosion resistance, non-reactiveness and a tendency to age well (because graphite is a non-fatiguing material). Machined graphite, is usually composed of a mixture or composite of copper and graphite. The addition of copper to the pure graphite yields its coveted properties of increased strength and fortified conductivity. As was mentioned, graphite rods are extremely heat resistant. To those wondering just how to define and quantify “extreme,” note that graphite rods are able to maintain their structure even when exposed to temperatures as “extreme” as 5000 degrees. Because of these characteristics, especially the characteristic of non-reactiveness, graphite rods are most often used for semiconductor and fiber optics applications, both which require sensitivity and precision. Other common uses of graphite rods include fishing rods and small fishing rods (because graphite is lightweight, sensitive and durable), electrode cylinder rods and hot and melting metal stirring rods.

Graphite rods are most often fabricated using one of three methods: compression molding, rod extrusion or isostatic pressing. Many of these methods are quite similar to those used to form graphite tubes. The first method, compression molding, is a forming process during which a material is softened and then forced to take the shape of the mold in which it is resting. To work, the material to be molded is first preheated and then placed in an open and heated mold or cavity. Then, as it softens, the mold is closed from the top and pressurized by a plug member. Between the forces of pressure and heat, the graphite material spreads out and takes the form of the mold. It is held here until it cures. Next, rod extrusion simply engages in the common extrusion molding process. This process begins when graphite stock and any desired additives are gathered together and placed in a hopper, where they are heated until the become molten. Once molten, or liquid, the stock is forced through a tube shaped die. The stock takes on the shape and dimensions of the die and is allowed to cool. Once cool, it may be ejected from the die as a solid shape. Finally, isostatic pressing is a forming process that works by applying pressure from all sides. To work, the graphite material is placed inside a high pressure containment vessel. The containment vessel is pressurized by an inert gas like argon. Once the graphite is inside, the vessel is heated, increasing the pressure and causing forming that way.

A method of fabrication is chosen based on the requirements of the specific application a graphite rod is to serve. Likewise, the type of graphite chosen for a graphite rod forming process is chosen based on the needs of an application. Most graphite rods, for example, are made from finer grain graphite, as it offers the rods a smoother surface finish. However, in the case where a smooth finish or surface is not important, coarse grain and/or high density graphite stock can be used instead.

Graphite is usually thought of as the stuff that makes pencil lead, but it is so much more than that, a fact that graphite rods highlight. Graphite rods offer much to many applications. They are electrically conductive, resistant to thermal shock, resistant to corrosion and non-reactive. In addition they are incredibly strong and durable. In fact, the structural soundness of machined graphite is such that, not only can it maintain its shape while immersed in extremely high temperatures, but it actually become more strong and durable as temperatures increase. Graphite is tough like none other. Graphite rods can be cut to fit the length, size, diameter and shape requirements of all sorts of applications. When considering a graphite rod purchase, customers and manufacturers alike must consider a few different factors, to make sure that graphite is indeed the right material for the job. Such considerations include: expected time of exposure to weather elements, expected weather element types, anticipated length of application to extreme heat, intended use, projected tension or stress levels and the rod dimensions desired. To better understand how a graphite rod may benefit your application, to discuss your specifications or to simply get a pricing quote, contact an experienced manufacturer today. For the absolute best results, reach out to one or more of those we have listed on this page.

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