Graphite Isn’t As Brittle As You May Think
When many people think about the strength of graphite, they tend to imagine the brittleness of a typical #2 pencil, and they assume that it is very weak. However, quite the opposite is true!...read more
U.S. Military and Nuclear Energy Plants Use Graphite for Electromagnetic Wave Absorption
A lesser known property of graphite is its unique ability to absorb fast moving particles (protons and neutrons). This interesting property allows the material to absorb light, radio waves, microwaves, and radiation too. ...read more
Does Your Application Require a Dry Lubricant?
One of the lesser known characteristics, or properties of graphite, is with regards to its coefficient of kinetic friction....read more
Graphite Use In Electronics Applications
Graphite's unique ability to conduct electricity while dissipating or transferring heat away from critical components makes it a great material for electronics applications. ...read more
3 Thermal Properties that Make Graphite an Excellent Material for High Temperature Applications
One of graphite's most notable and most unique properties is its high thermal resistance and conductivity, making it an excellent material for high temperature applications....read more
Manufacturing and Forming Methods of Metal Matrix Composites
The manufacturing and production of metal matrix composites can be done one of four different ways. There are solid state methods, semi-solid state methods, liquid state methods, and through vapor deposition....read more
What are Metal Matrix Composites?
A metal matrix composite (MMC) is a composite material with at least two parts; one typically being some desired metal, and another being a reinforcing material (typically another metal or some organic compound). When at least three materials are present, it is called a hybrid composite...read more
Meet the Ohio Carbon Blank Team
At Ohio Carbon Blank, we not only specialize in quality graphite products, but we have the skills and expertise to back them. Meet some of the team members behind our commitment to the highest quality graphite products and excellent customer service....read more
A Day at Cardinal Manufacturing and How They’re Working to Fill the Industry Skills Gap
The most recent AMBA plant tour was a ½ day visit to Cardinal Manufacturing, a 12 year old manufacturing company located in Strum, Wisconsin....read more
Are You Confident About Your OREL?
Information excess or overload is a "Can you top this topic" for discussion at most any water cooler or lunchroom today. Conversely, without the...read more