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Graphite Tube Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of graphite tube manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source graphite tube manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate graphite tube companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture graphite tubes for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading graphite tube 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 carbon graphite tubing, graphite rod stock, or cylinder graphite tubes.

  • Denver, PA 717-336-7507

    At Weaver Industries we specialize in manufacturing machined graphite parts and products. Our goal is to ensure that our customers get the right tools for their applications. We are leaders in the industry for our graphite machining processes which include recycling and reclaiming machined electrodes. Custom molded urethane and high quality carbon graphite are only a few of our other capabilities.

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  • Harvard, IL 800-891-6469

    For the quality graphite tubes you need for your applications, look to the experts at Industrial Graphite Sales. They are able to recommend the right grade for any application, be it metal, ceramic, cutting tools and other high temperature applications. Their specialists are ready for any design or engineering task you require, call today to get started.

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  • Chicago, IL 800-325-0337

    We provide superior solutions for customers with unique technology, special talents, and one-of-a-kind processes. Our solutions keep customers coming back time after time and our company longevity attests to the effectiveness of our processes. For all graphite machining needs, we can provide solutions to make your business better. Call or visit us online today for more information!

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  • Maywood, IL 708-410-0700

    Our graphite tubes will meet all your specifications and we use high precision techniques to ensure our graphite tubes are consistent throughout. We are committed to fulfilling all special requests. Our graphite comes in many grades, properties and specifications. We offer unparalleled versatility with our graphite tubes and these units will exceed your expectations. Please give us a call to learn more information!

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  • St. Marys, PA 814-834-1019

    Center Carbon Company inventories various grades and sizes of graphite and performs custom graphite machining. We utilize an expert staff and computerized machinery to produce the highest quality products available and we always strive for excellence in customer service. We don't regard any order to be too small and we would love to assist you with whatever your graphite needs may be. Call today!

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Graphite Tubes

Graphite tubes are lengths of cylinder or tubing formed from machined graphite or graphite mixtures. These tubes are used often in furnace and heat applications due to graphite’s physical properties. The physical characteristics of superior thermal conductivity, strength, durability and shape and structure maintenance at absurdly high temperatures are a few of the reasons graphite is so popular.

Graphite is able to remain constant in terms of thermal stability and dimensions even at temperatures approaching 5000°F and so is able to be used in many high temperature applications The tubes formed from machined graphite are used commonly in furnaces and heating elements because of the material’s low heat sensitivity. Other common uses include degassing shafts and impellers, fluxing and injection tubes and when used as carbon graphite is used in the fabrication of objects for many recreational uses such as kite or tent frames, kayaking riggers and handles and fishing rods. Graphite has high corrosion resistant properties and is not affected by thermal shock as many other materials are; this makes it an ideal choice for products which will be exposed to extremes of elements and potential stresses.

The tubes are formed through the process of graphite machining either through extrusion, compression molding or isostatic pressing. The different processes result in unique grades of graphite which may be more suited to some applications than others. Manufacturing processes most often use extruded or pressed graphite. Isostatically pressed tubes or graphite rods and plates use much finer graphite particles and therefore smoother surfaces. Custom specifications are easily met due to the nature of machining processes and tubes can vary in length, diameter, wall thickness and flexibility. Unlike metals, graphite increases in strength with rising temperatures and is less likely to break down with age or wear and tear. Graphite tubes or graphite rods can be coated or left uncoated; however coating will improve the tube life of the product, especially for those intended for prolonged exposure to extreme heat. Siloxane is often used as a coating material in graphite machining as it is able to prevent oxidization even at extended high temperatures. In addition, metallic graphite combinations may be used but the material tends to be less effective in terms of electrical conductivity and durability than pure graphite. However, copper graphite has improved conductivity and strength, even over pure graphite and although it is more expensive, it is worth the investment for specialized applications.

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