Frequently Asked Questions

Materials In Stock

Below is an example list of items that Weaver Industries keeps in inventory to expedite your turnaround times:

  • Synthetic graphite (rounds, rods and blocks)
    • Electrode Grade (electrodes, blocks, plates)
    • Medium Grain (~.030” Grain size)
    • Fine Grain (~.008” Grain size)
    • Super Fine Grain (5 micron grain size)
    • Anti-Oxidation treated
    • Phenolic impregnated
    • Metal impregnated
    • Purified (pure to 5 ppm)
  • Graphite tubes (all grain sizes)
  • Graphite dust and chunks
  • Carbon (rounds and blocks)
  • Carbon composites (chopped fiber, long strand, 3D and 4D woven)
  • Graphite and carbon felts
  • Graphite and carbon insulation
  • Graphite foil
  • Treated and non-treated flux tubes
  • Porous graphite and carbon

At Weaver Industries in Denver, PA, we understand that our customers have many questions about the custom CNC graphite machining and urethane products we offer. That’s why we are proud to present this Frequently Asked Questions page. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions related to tight tolerances, ISO 9001:2015 certification, and 4th and 5th axis milling capabilities. We hope that by providing these answers it will help make your decision easier when choosing a partner for your next project. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Weaver Industries and we look forward to working with you soon.

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1. What is Graphite Machining?

Graphite machining is a process of using a machine to cut, grind, or shape graphite. It is a versatile process that can be used to create a variety of products, including molds, dies, and precision parts.

2. Why Are Tight Tolerances Important?

Tight tolerances are essential for graphite machining and custom urethane products. They ensure a precisely manufactured piece with a high degree of accuracy. Tight tolerances reduce errors and defects. They also help produce consistent custom graphite parts and molded urethane products. This makes it easier to replace parts as needed.

3. Why Is ISO 9001:2015 Certification Important?

ISO 9001 is an internationally-recognized system for quality management. It outlines requirements for an organization’s quality assurance system. This certification shows that an organization consistently provides products that meet customer needs. It also establishes that these companies produce products that can help reduce costs and increase efficiency. ISO 9001:2015 was released in 2015 and is the most current certification. 

ISO 9001 helps organizations to ensure that they are meeting regulatory requirements. It also shows that they are using industry-leading techniques in the production process. At Weaver Industries, we are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. 

4. What Are 4th and 5th Axis Milling Capabilities?

4th and 5th axis milling capabilities refer to the ability of a machine to move its cutting tool in a full three-dimensional path. 4th-axis milling allows the cutting tool to rotate around a vertical axis. 5th-axis milling allows the cutting tool to move in all directions. 

Each has a different application in the custom CNC graphite machining process. They enable us to machine more complicated shapes. They also provide greater accuracy and precision. We use both techniques to produce high-quality parts with tight tolerances.

5. What Do Purification and Anti-Oxidant Treatment Do for Graphite Parts?

Purification and anti-oxidant treatment are two important processes that can help ensure the quality and longevity of graphite parts. Purification removes impurities from the graphite, which can improve its strength, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity. Anti-oxidant treatment prevents oxidation of the graphite, which can extend its lifespan and improve its resistance to corrosion.

6. What Is CNC Machining?

Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is a computer-controlled manufacturing process that is used to produce precise and complex parts. Our state-of-the-art CNC machines use advanced software to precisely cut and shape a variety of materials, including graphite, metal, and plastics.

7. Why Should You Repair Graphite Electrodes?

Graphite electrodes are an essential part of many industrial processes. However, over time, they can become damaged or worn, which can affect their performance and lead to costly downtime. Repairing your graphite electrodes can help extend their lifespan and improve their efficiency, which can save you time and money.

8. What are the Advantages of Urethane?

Urethane is a versatile manufacturing material. Here are some of its advantages:

Excellent Abrasion Resistance: Urethane is highly resistant to wear and tear caused by abrasion, making it ideal for use in applications where materials need to withstand friction and impact.
High Load-Bearing Capacity: Urethane has a high load-bearing capacity, meaning it can bear heavy loads without deforming or losing its shape. This makes it ideal for use in applications that require high strength and durability.
Superior Shock Absorption: Urethane is a superior shock absorber, meaning it can absorb shock and impact better than other manufacturing materials. This makes it ideal for use in applications that require cushioning.
Noise and Vibration Dampening: Urethane has excellent noise and vibration-damping properties, making it ideal for use in applications where noise and vibration need to be reduced.
Excellent Flexibility and Elasticity: Urethane is flexible and elastic, meaning it can flex and bend without losing its shape. This makes it ideal for use in applications that require a high degree of flexibility.

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Weaver Industries Serves the Industrial World With The Most Precise Parts

We hope that this page of Frequently Asked Questions has provided useful information about Weaver Industries in Denver, PA. As you can see, our commitment to quality assurance and tight tolerances allows us to produce the highest quality products. With our 4th and 5th axis milling capabilities, no job is too complex for us to handle. We look forward to working with you on your next project and providing you with a product that exceeds all of your expectations. Thank you for choosing Weaver Industries for all of your custom CNC graphite machining and urethane needs.

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