Graphite Electrodes

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Graphite Electrodes Steel is commonly recycled as it is able to be melted down and reused a number of times requiring the use of electric arc furnaces, which work best when run with graphite electrodes.

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Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

At Weaver Industries, we offer quality graphite machining for parts and products. We provide control at all stages of the manufacturing process, from acceptance of an order, through project products. We have built our name on integrity, quality, technology and workmanship. Our inventory and production levels make us the nation's largest independent facility. Please contact us today for a quote!

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Weaver Industries, Inc. $$$

Harvard, IL  |  800-891-6469

We understand the challenges that are associated with graphite machining and we strive to work closely with your team to ensure quality satisfaction. From milling, grinding, CAD or sanding, we can provide it all. We have a wide assortment of materials so you can find exactly what you are looking for. Our company also offers products designed from our innovated cutting solutions. These techniques use 30 to 40% less energy compared to traditional methods which saves you money!

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Industrial Graphite Sales, LLC $$$

Bethel Park, PA  |  412-831-9400

Ameri-Source is your source for machined graphite products. Our team of dedicated & qualified engineers & sales professionals will do their best to ensure you receive quality. We offer graphite products & capabilities such as carbon graphite, graphite machining, graphite rods, graphite design & graphite tubes. Our company offers the most competitive prices in the industry. Contact us for a quote!

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Ameri-Source Specialty Products $$$

Maywood, IL  |  708-410-0700

A manufacturer of graphite products, Becker Brothers Graphite Corporation, offers complete graphite machining facilities as well as a wide selection of parts. At our company there is no compromise for quality performance. A long history of application satisfaction proves that we can provide the technical assistance and manufacturing expertise to assure excellent in-service performance. Visit our website to find out more!

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Becker Brothers Graphite Corporation $$$

Anmoore, WV  |  304-624-1200

Built on over 100 years of experience, GrafTech’s Advanced Graphite Materials division manufactures some of the highest quality, most innovative machined graphite products using the best materials. Very few shops can machine graphite blocks as large as we do. We can handle ANY CAD system used today.

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Steel requires extreme temperatures in order to melt into liquid form to be used in other metal fabrication processes, and graphite is able to conduct electricity at even extremely high temperatures.

The electric arc furnaces themselves are large containers. The steel scraps for recycling are placed into the container and the roof is lowered. The graphite rods, or electrodes are components of the roof structure of the furnaces and are assembled into columns and attached to the roof. Depending on the manufacturer, the electrodes can be as small as 3 inches in diameter, or as large as 30 inches. This will also be dependent on the size of the furnace and the volume of material requiring melting.

The electrodes will reach up to 5000°F, half the temperature of the surface of the sun and therefore machined graphite must be used as it is the only material that can withstand such high temperatures and maintain its shape and structure, as well as continue to conduct electricity. The electrodes are attached to an electrical source and in turn generate that energy into heat.

Graphite electrodes are typically coated with siloxane fluid which is able to reduce oxidation at extreme temperatures. The different specifics of graphite electrodes are chosen based on various application considerations such as furnace design, power level, fume control system, scrap requirements and charging practice. These factors will help to determine the particle size, shape and length of the graphite electrodes.

Electrodes are typically formed using an extrusion process in order to maintain material integrity and form the desired length and shape. After the steel has melted as a result of the extreme temperatures, it is drained into vats and moved quickly to metal fabrication processes to be made into new metal products. Further uses for graphite electrodes include refining steel in ladle furnaces, smelting processes and for removing defects in castings and weldings.

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