Carbon and Graphite Machining and Recycling Facility - Semco Carbon

Custom Carbon & Graphite Machining

Forty+ 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

23 Apr
Graphite vs. Carbon--Distinct Materials

Graphite vs. Carbon--Distinct Materials

Here’s a quiz for you: which element occurs in the human body the most, next to oxygen, and is present in all known life forms? If you remember much about high school biology, you probably guessed carbon. And you’re right. Here’s another quiz: what industrial material conducts electricity well, tolerates temperatures up to 2800℃, and is shaped into thousands of useful tools and components on a shop floor in Lorain, Ohio? If you guessed carbon again, you’re close. Carbon and this material are sometimes referred to interchangeably. Try again. That’s right, graphite. But are graphite and carbon the same thing?...

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14 Apr
Graphite Cement

Graphite Cement

It’s a Hollywood trope: the camera takes us inside a smelting factory or other metallurgical hothouse to establish an atmosphere of intense industrial heat and violence. In the center of these images is usually some sort of giant crucible bubbling over with what looks to be flaming magma. Think the orcs’ sword factory in the second Lord of the Rings movie. As huge as these factories appear, one imagines the even bigger factory that would be needed to produce that giant crucible! Sure, it’s the movies, but there is a real-world answer to that mystery of the giant crucible: graphite...

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02 Apr
COVID-19's Effects of Supply Chain

COVID-19's Effects of Supply Chain

As you have certainly heard, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world economy, while thousands have died or lost loved ones to the virus. The effects of COVID-19 are being powerfully felt now in America. Most of us, for instance, have likely experienced the direct effects of supplier disruptions at our local grocery stores. The effects on trade continue to ripple and magnify as the virus spreads to all parts of the world. Semco is positioned in an industry that has already experienced serious supply chain disruptions well before COVID-19 overtook parts of Wuhan Province in...

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