Acrylic

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

A Spanish museum contacted us to see if we could fix a work of art. The actual artwork is an elaborate set of collars that connect small-diameter tubing bent on a tight-radius circle. They sent us a sample of an acrylic tube. Acrylic is famous for cracking, crazing,...

Color Striping Butyrate Tubing

One of our customers had a need to color several hundred ft. of tubing for three pneumatic conveying lines. The lines travel overhead at the factory ceiling as a labyrinth of turns and curves. The plant manager wanted a way to easily view each line from the floor. We...

Restoration Of 1969 Chevelle Instrument Panel

Over two years ago we received an inquiry from Glenn Stracher, a geologist at EGSC. He needed a plastics tube that could be fabricated and colored to function as a replacement piece for an instrument panel on a classic Chevelle restoration. Glenn gave us constant...

Largest Graduated Cylinder

Pudge is modeling a rather large graduated cylinder here. This 10" OD CAB Butyrate tube is welded to a butyrate base. It will be used to not only measure various liquids but to monitor pressure ratings for water-tight components.And while I'm on this, this is a good...

Fruit Chute

Recently we were given the challenge to produce a tight radius bend to replace a metal fruit chute (peaches). The bend needed a 6" ID and a tight 12" radius. We were able to accomplish this by flaring a 5" ID tube to 6.5" ID and bending the tube 3D to come under the...

Acrylic Bends VS. Butyrate Bends

Do not use acrylic tubing bends! We received a package in the mail today. We were asked to please "make two more like these." The broken bend was acrylic, and thus, it came in in fragments. We did our best to reconstruct it, but with a wall that varied nearly .030",...

Butyrate VS. Acrylic In Outdoor Weathering Valve Stems

Decades ago, Rodney Hunt Company, Orange MA and Waterman Industries, Inc., Exeter, CA began using our butyrate tubing to protect their stems from weathering. Butyrate (CAB) protectors provided clarity, UV protection, and fracture resistance without the weight and...

Round To Rectangular Tubing

Often our customers need a specialized rectangular tube, but not enough to justify the expense of tooling and an extrusion run. Our answer is to fabricate from round. Recently, a customer needed a simple 4" x 5" rectangular tube and bend. By secondary fabrication...

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