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Medical Ultrasonic Imaging: Using Carbon Graphite Beyond Mechanical Applications

Medical Ultrasonic Imaging: Using Carbon Graphite Beyond Mechanical Applications

Carbon graphite’s mechanical properties are unparalleled by any other commercially available material. Its ability to self-lubricate, combined with its incredible oxidation resistance and mechanical strength has undoubtedly made it one of the most versatile engineered materials on the market.

Jet Fuel Pumps and Meters: Carbon Graphite Bearings Offer Huge Savings

Jet Fuel Pumps and Meters: Carbon Graphite Bearings Offer Huge Savings

Over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel and aviation gasoline fuel are consumed annually by American civil aircraft alone, according to a recent FAA Aerospace Forecast.¹

This number is expected to climb to just under 30 billion gallons by 2037. These volumes are astounding considering only a relatively small segment of the worldwide aerospace market is included in the forecast.

The Science of Self-Lubrication in Industrial Applications

The Science of Self-Lubrication in Industrial Applications

Proper lubrication of a mechanical system can make or break a design. Any application in which rubbing occurs requires lubrication to prevent excessive wear, heat buildup, seizing, and—in worst case scenarios—complete system failure. Lubrication concerns range from

Avoid Piston Assembly Failure with Oil-Free Designs

Avoid Piston Assembly Failure with Oil-Free Designs

Pistons in air compressors, steam engines, and vacuum pumps often utilize a pressure feed lubrication system using lube oil pumps. Failure of this lubrication system can have devastating effects on the piston’s operation, which is why proper lubrication in a piston assembly is an essential consideration when designing traditional pistons.

The Complete Guide to Choosing Pre-Engineered Carbon Graphite Bearing Assemblies

The Complete Guide to Choosing Pre-Engineered Carbon Graphite Bearing Assemblies

Imagine being tasked with designing a 50-foot heat treatment conveyor furnace to process material 16+ hours a day. This type of furnace can reach upwards of 2000°F and can easily have over a hundred rotating shafts, each of which requires regular maintenance.