Graphite Rods

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The graphite rods, in similar manufacturing processes to graphite tubes or tubing, can be fabricated according to custom specifications. They are cut to required sizes, shapes, diameters and length. Read More…

Graphite Rods Graphite rods are lengths of differing diameter of machined graphite or graphite mixtures that are fabricated into rods and used for a variety of applications, especially in the fiber optics and semi conductor industries.

Leading Manufacturers

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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Advanced Graphite Materials $$$
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Machined graphite, which is what is used to produce graphite rods, is usually the product of a copper and graphite composite. Relative to pure graphite, a copper graphite combination has the properties of improved conductivity and strength making it an ideal material choice for manufacturing a wide variety of machine components including dies, spindles and chucks.

Furthermore, unlike metal components, graphite has high levels of corrosion resistance and does not break down under thermal shock. It is one of the very few materials able to maintain its structure even with exposure to temperatures as high as 5000°F. Furthermore, graphite is less likely to change due to aging as it is a non-fatiguing material.

Typically finer grain graphite is used to fabricate graphite rods, however high density and coarse grain stock is available for applications where a smooth surface or finish is not necessarily required. Rod extrusion, compression molding or isostatic pressing are the methods most commonly used in the fabrication of graphite rods, and each is more suitable to specific applications.

Graphite is a non-reactive material which makes it ideal for use in industries such as fiber optics and semi conductor applications which tend to be sensitive and precise. Graphite is a structurally sound and reliable fabrication material and is able to maintain its integrity of shape and its electrical conductivity even in environments or applications of extreme temperatures.

Unlike most metals, graphite's structural strength and durability actually increase with temperature rises. As with any fabrication or material choice, there are certain factors to be considered, and graphite rods are no exception. Intended use, length of application to extreme heat, weather elements, stress or tension as well as the specifics of the rod dimensions all need to be carefully considered when determining whether graphite is the best material for the application.

Another common use of graphite rods is in fishing, especially for smaller fish as graphite is a light and durable material. Due to the nature of its material construction, it is also sensitive and so is ideal for fishing specific species which may not require as much rod strength because of their smaller size or weight.

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