CFC Fixtures Even For Extreme Conditions
“Technical Article From Graphite Materials” Graphite Materials – Graphite Products and Graphite Electrodes (graphite-materials.com)
“CFC fixtures for high-temperature processes offer you numerous advantages for your applications. They are not only durable and ideally suited for automated charging, but also extremely light: with the same load-bearing capacity, CFC fixtures only take up about one fifth of the weight of steel fixtures. This allows you to significantly increase the number of components for each oven run.
Thanks to the higher packing density as well as the energy saving properties, you can also reduce your costs.
In addition, our support structure allows stacking of charging beams. With the increased process efficiency, you can raise your applications to carbon level – we would be happy to advise you.
As tough as it comes: CFC
CFC fixtures show high resistance to distortion even at extreme temperatures. This means they remain dimensionally stable even after thousands of oven runs. Even at high temperatures, they retain their functionality, whereas steel fixtures experience stronger distortions.
Our CFC fixtures are suitable for parts for which lower shape and position tolerances have to be maintained after heat treatment. In addition, they are particularly applicable for distortion-critical parts, for automated charging as well as for small and light parts – e.g. bulk material.
CFC – Advantages for your application:
- lightweight: 5 times lighter than steel
- durable: durability of 10 and more years
- easy: ideal for automated charging
- cost-saving: higher packing density and energy-saving
- plannable: reliable processes due to reproducible minimum warpage
Two is better than one – especially at temperatures up to 1,325 °C. Here, Graphite Materials relies on its innovative DuComGrid, which combines at least two different materials for your carrier system. The base material is reinforced with a coating or additional elements made of metal or ceramic. This creates a new material functionality with expanded uses and applications.
DuComGrid® at a glance:
- Combination of CFC and ceramic or refractory metal
- Component specific images by means of 3D – FDM printing
- Protection against carbon diffusion at high temeratures (>1,050°C)”
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