Graphite MaterialNov 15th, 2022 at 07:38 Automobiles Bahawalpur 37 views
Some machinable graphite parts.
Graphite is a natural mineral derivative of carbon. It is a native element, often the result of sedimentary carbon compounds, but also occurring in certain rocks containing organic carbon, in magma, or as the result of the reduction of sedimentary carbon through the reduction of carbonates.
Graphite has a non-compact layered structure made up of hexagonally-shaped structures. These layers are known as graphene have an inter-layer distance of approximately 0.336 nm.
In each layer, the carbon atoms are strongly bonded together by molecular links whereas the layers are not strongly bonded together, which explains the material’s relative lack of hardness.
Graphite is the stable form of carbon at ordinary temperatures and pressures. This material has a black, shiny, submetallic appearance. Its hardness is low, between 1 and 2 on the Mohs scale. Due to its layered structures, all of its physical properties are anisotropic. Indeed, its electrical conductivity varies greatly if measured between the layers or perpendicularly.
Graphite Material has many industrial applications in various natural or synthetic forms :
Mechanical Engineering: friction parts, seals, lubricants
Electrical manufacturing: brush motors
Reducers, particularly in the steel industry (blast coke furnaces)
Electrodes for the steel industry (electrical steel)
Moderators in nuclear reactors
Adsorbents in activated charcoal filter
Coatings and surface treatments
In order to modify the specific characteristics of graphite, different coatings and treatments can be applied. We propose 5 types of coating and graphite impregnations for fine-grain isostatic graphite.
List of Uses of Graphite
Graphite Products ;have been used since ancient times. It has a wide range of applications in the modern world too. Let’s look at some common uses of graphite below.