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Metalworking industry: main uses of graphite

The importance of the metal-mechanic industry, lies in the processes it performs; since it is one of the most traditional economic activities in Mexico. In addition, it is a key piece for the development, modernization and progress in all industries, since it creates the parts that will be used to manufacture products for daily use.

Metalworking industry: main uses of graphite

The metal-mechanic industry transforms the raw material of metals to obtain sheets, wires, plates, etc. With the purpose of having as final product spare parts, auto parts for vehicles, machinery in general, nuts, etc.

It also provides machinery and materials to other industries. For example: manufacturing, construction, mining, agriculture, the automotive complex, etc.

In short, the metal-mechanical industry is vital in its branch, and that is why we are going to know what it is and what is its importance.

What is the metalworking industry?

This industry is defined by developing and producing industrial machinery, tools and the parts of the pieces of all metal industries. Using metal and iron alloys as the basic material.

The importance of the metal-mechanic industry, lies in the processes it performs; since it is one of the most traditional economic activities in Mexico. In addition, it is a key piece for the development, modernization and progress in all industries, since it creates the parts that will be used to manufacture products for daily use.

It is used in the construction of houses, buildings and roads, and in the manufacture of machinery and equipment. It is also used in watches, jewelry, televisions, computers, automobiles and trucks.

It should be noted that graphite plays an important role in this industry because of the variety of uses it has.

Main functions of the industry

  1. Manufacturing and assembly of products: such as spare parts and auto parts for vehicles. Refrigerators, industrial air conditioners, freezers. Radio receivers for telephony.
  2. Metal-mechanical solutions: in the petroleum, thermal and cement industries.
  3. Reconstruction of heavy machinery: thanks to the restoration of engines, chrome bars, repair of hydraulics and rectification of machinery in general.
  4. Creation of specific parts: either to assemble engines, gears, bolts or nuts, among an endless number of other components.

As you can see, the metal-mechanical industry is a key industry from which all other industries start, and not only because of its functions, but also because of its work in different sectors.

Graphite uses in the metalworking industry

One of the most common uses is for the elaboration of parts and molds by means of shape electroerosion or die sinking EDM.

This industrial process called electrical discharge machining or EDM (Electron Discharge Machining) consists of using graphite electrodes to melt the metal in the form of an electrode.

In other words, the graphite is subjected to traditional machining to give it shape and by means of EDM the shape is replicated to make molds.

These molds are used for the stamping of metal parts, as well as in plastic injection processes for a wide range of products.

It is important to mention that the metal-mechanical industry has been developing for more than 60 years in Mexico.

A key industry that serves as an economic indicator and its development is of great interest.

It is considered one of the pioneering industries, since it provides materials and inputs to other industries.

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