heating element manufacturing plant


About I Squared R Element Co., Inc.

I Squared R Element Co., Inc. is a manufacturer of silicon carbide heating elements, trade name Starbar® and molybdenum disilicide heating elements, trade name Moly-D®.

The Starbar heating element has a maximum use temperature of 3,100ºF (1,700ºC). The Moly-D element can operate up to an element temperature of 3,362ºF (1,850ºC).

I Squared R is known for both its consistent high-quality elements and high level of customer satisfaction.

I Squared R offers these services:

  • Same day shipments from elements in stock.
  • If manufacturing is necessary, one to ten days depending on size and quantity of elements.
  • Starbar or Moly-D element recommendation for new or existing furnaces.

The Starbar and Moly-D elements are interchangeable with other manufacturer’s elements of the same type, size, and resistance values. The Starbar and Moly-D elements are competitively priced. I Squared R Element Company guarantees customer satisfaction.

Company History

I Squared R Element Company was founded in 1964 by Jack Davis and Stan Matys. Using their experiences in sales and research, they made a steady, but moderate growth to become the largest U.S. manufacturer of silicon carbide heating elements.

In 1993 they added the molybdenum disilicide heating element line. I Squared R is the only U.S. manufacturer of silicon carbide heating elements and high-quality molybdenum disilicide heating elements.

The company’s 122,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is located in Akron, New York where they employ approximately 90 people.


What We Do Best


“Do it right, and do it right now”

Fast Delivery

I Squared R is well known for its fast delivery. Most Starbar® orders consist of custom size elements. They range from 3/8″ to 3″ in diameter (10 to 75 mm) and can have an overall length up to 228 inches (5,800 mm) long. The heating element manufacturing schedule is flexible so that custom orders can be shipped one to two weeks after receipt of an order, sometimes sooner.


The Moly-D® heating elements are manufactured in five diameters. The cold end is usually twice the diameter of the hot zone. The diameters listed in millimeters are: MD 3/6, MD 4/9, MD 6/12, MD 9/18 and MD 12/24. Small quantity orders can be manufactured and shipped 1 to 2 days after receipt of the order. Large quantity orders can be shipped in 1 to 2 weeks, or sooner in emergencies.

High Quality

 Starbar® and Moly-D® heating elements are manufactured to industry established resistant values and sizes. All elements are 100 percent inspected prior to shipping to insure proper physical and electrical characteristics. Starbar heating elements are calibrated at 1,960ºF (1,070ºC).

Customer Service

Friendly and professional customer service representatives are always attentive to each customer’s specific needs. Someone is available to take orders, expedite orders, and answer questions about the product. There is no waiting or voice mail during business hours.

Technical Support

 An engineer is readily available to help customers select the best element for their application or discuss furnace problems. A free service is offered for furnace design with heating element recommendations, element spacing, and electrical schematics.