Carbon and Graphite Machining and Recycling Facility - Semco Carbon

Custom Carbon & Graphite Machining

Fifty Years of Experience

Our custom carbon and graphite machining capabilities are engineered from the ground up with our client's budget, goals, and expectations in mind. No matter the tolerance, no matter the finish, no matter how specific your need, our years of experience coupled with the most advanced machining resources will keep your organization humming with minimal delay. We aren’t just experts in carbon and graphite machining—we’re also experts in client consultation and collaboration. We’re in the business of creating solutions, no matter how unique the problem.

Carbon & Graphite Material Recycling

We’ll purchase your obsolete carbon and graphite materials for reclamation or proper disposal. Less waste in the landfill, more green in your pocket — just the kind of win-win solution we’re in the business of creating.

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Custom Carbon & Graphite Machining

06 Jul
So What is Graphite Used For, Anyway?

So What is Graphite Used For, Anyway?

Working at Semco most days means we are rarely around people who ask “what is graphite used for?” But during the summer holidays, our employees do get asked this question. It gets posed during a polite exchange at a fireworks show or at a campsite, when the talk among the recently acquainted adults turns to “so, where do you work?” When we tell folks at a neighborhood barbeque or at a public lake shore that we work at a graphite machining shop, the question “what is graphite used for?” is likely to be raised. We often wonder if people who...

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27 Jun
Metal Casting Molds at Semco

Metal Casting Molds at Semco

What are Metal Casting Molds? Metal casting is a 7,000-year-old process used in both manufacturing and fine art. Graphite production is now a key part of this very old process. During metal casting, molten metal is transferred from crucibles into metal casting molds to create positive metal cast objects. After a metal is poured into a mold, both are then cooled and the metal object is removed and finished. Move forward a few thousand years and the place of graphite production in metal casting molds becomes more apparent, especially in the process called continuous casting. Continuous casting is a casting...

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17 Jun
Safety Around Graphite Blocks

Safety Around Graphite Blocks

At Semco, most if not all processes start with graphite blocks: (sometimes) large sections of (usually) synthetic graphite of various grades. To cut, grind, and shave this material into the components that our customers depend on, our shop floor employees have to pass the material through precise machining processes that bring to bear much friction, pressure, and speed on the material. With all this power and force necessary for machining graphite blocks, Semco has to think carefully about the safety of its shop floor employees. We have a great safety track record at Semco, and in this blog we will...

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