SelfLube, 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.


Do graphited components actually last any longer than traditionally lubricated parts?

Good question. Both are lubricated, so one would think that the service life would be about the same. In an ideal world, that might be true. But in the real world, things get messy - literally. Liquid lubricants attract grit and contaminants, which cause premature wear and shortened service life. There is also the human factor. What if the PM person misses a grease fitting? In our imperfect world, that happens once in a while. When it does, the component runs dry for a while, thereby decreasing service life.


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