The Leading U.S. Manufacturer of Precision Mold and Die Components

We make componentry used in complex tools and special machines. With over 10,000 standard part numbers and the ability to make custom components as well, we can generally accommodate any special size or configuration a customer might have. All told, we’ve made and shipped nearly 3 million items. We’re well known in the industry for our excellent customer service. And as for quality, ten consecutive zero non-conformance ISO 9001 audits speak for themselves.

Many of SelfLube’s components use graphite. Here is what you need to know about it.

Graphite is ordinary carbon in a highly unusual form, a two-dimensional crystal. Think of it as a one-atom thick sheet. A piece of graphite is a stack-up of these sheets. A graphite pencil lead feels oily because these one-atom thick sheets are very slippery.  When you write with it you are peeling off graphite sheets and depositing them on a sheet of paper. A similar action takes place in a part embedded with graphite resulting in very slippery graphite sheets being distributed over the wear surface. This makes graphite an excellent solid lubricant that’s clean, permanent and economical

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