Booth: E-5243 Pavilion: EDM
300 Old Greenwood Road
Decatur, TX 76234
It’s a Golden Year for Poco Graphite
Poco Graphite is celebrating 50 years in the graphite business.
Man's desire to explore space and safely return led to the development of specialty materials that could withstand high temperatures during reentry. One of these materials in the race to conquer space was specialty graphite developed by a Texas based aerospace company. This material breakthrough was so unique that technology was acquired by Pure Oil Company in 1964 for further commercialization.
The graphite division became known as POCO, an acronym for the new owner. POCO's specialty graphite’s have subsequently been utilized in a variety of applications and markets and its materials portfolio has increased to include a family of graphites, silicon carbides, high temperature materials and a wide variety of post processes and machining capabilities.
POCO’s main facility is in Decatur, Texas. The location has expanded multiple times over the years, and now utilizes more than 350,000 sqft and employs over 250 people.
Today POCO is part of Entegris, Inc., a world leader in Semiconductor and adjacent market product solutions.
POCO products are produced for the following major markets: Semiconductor, aerospace, energy storage, biomedical, optics, hot glass handling and electrical discharge machining (EDM). As a producer of highly technical materials, POCO offers exceptional customer support, including specific application information, design capability, and materials testing.
Poco Graphite is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 certified.
POCO plans to celebrate this milestone with an open house in the fall.
POCO is a manufacturer of premium graphite with a product line that includes more than 100 grades of graphites used in EDM, semiconductor and other industrial applications. At IMTS we will display electrodes of various premium graphite grades and demonstrate our EDM Tech Manual App.
The POCO EDM Technical Manual has been the industry’s leading resource of EDM technology and electrode material selection for the past four decades. During this time, several revisions have been made to expand the information provided in this manual. These revisions include adding EDM performance charts and transitioning from the printed version to a CD-Rom format.
Poco Graphite has released the latest revision in an on-line format for instant web access. The manual is also now available as a downloadable app on Android and iOS systems for “off-line” access. Key improvements in this web version include the ability to email performance charts, contact a technical advisor via email for assistance, and a reference section containing technical articles and other resource materials for immediate download.
Please visit www.EDMTechMan.com to access the POCO EDM Technical Manual or check your smart phone or tablet store to download. Check often as continual updates will be made to further improve the quality of the information provided by Poco Graphite.
|FL||Pompano Beach||Southern Tool & Machine Co.||http://www.southerntool.net|
|MI||Madison Heights||Belmont Equipment Company||http://www.belmont4edm.com|
|MN||Maple Grove||EDM Sales & Supplies, Inc.||http://www.edmsalesinc.com|
|OH||Mason||Global EDM Supplies, Inc.||http://www.gedms.com|
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