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Three-tiered Helical Bends for LED lights.

As we have been developing a Stratus tubing line we had a challenge brought before us this week. Our customer wanted to see if we could make a tight-radius 2" OD tube that could be sectioned together to form a circular helix. The challenge here is the length of tubing...

LED Lights Of Uncommon Interest With Stratus Tubing

Our LED tubing was put to a beautiful use with Objects of Common Interest in a Brussels display. The architects chose our line of Stratus tubing (6" OD). The project came to us first in concept, design, and fabrication. The material used to produce these lights is an...

Golden Spiral

Nature loves logarithmic spirals and so do I. Back in my junior year of high school, I had a fabulous earth-science teacher who taught us how to do scientific research on foraminifera growing around heat "enrichment" zones from power plants in the Northern Shore of...

Bank Pneumatic Commercial

When we first received an inquiry into making tubing for a banking commercial we were amused. And, from their animations, we knew that this was going to be fun.The project had its challenges though. The production company had no experience in pneumatic conveying but...

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...

Hoop Skirt

Mandy McGarrigle, an emerging young fashion designer, requested a clear plastic hoop as an accessory in a fashion show. She needed a 1" OD tube with a thin wall bent upon a 12.625" center radius. We are used to providing prototypes and we went to work on her bend....

Mitering And Bending 8″ Tubing For Display

A well-known entertainment company contacted us about a special project. They wanted a large OD tube to move along the sides and corners of an amusement building. But, their print called for an 8" OD tube on a 24" radius. This required a solvent-welded-mitered bend....

Coffee Roaster

In July we received a print to bend tubing for a trade-show coffee roaster display. We had two weeks to meet a deadline. We elected to make the bends out of a 3" OD butyrate tubing with a .125 wall. The bend radii were as tight as 8" CLR. Dry ice worked as the...

LED Tubing Gets Some Culture

When the noted Adirondack Studios asked for a light diffusive tube for a “fire ring” I had no idea that it would lead to a trip to Chicago and some much-needed culture. All that I knew was that this fire ring was to be used in an opera. It was to be made in 16...

Knock Knock Helix

The Knock Knock children's museum in Baton Rouge is set to open this August. We are delighted to have participated in one of the principle attractions, the pneumatic tube carrier exhibit. Designed by Zaphod Beeblebrox, the helix consists of a a spiral of 60 degree...

We Are In The Movies

Busada has been making plastic tubing for over 6 decades, but one of our customers, Aerocom Systems, Inc. has over eighty years of design development in pneumatic tube systems worldwide. They recently designed the pneumatic props for a summer film, "Logan Lucky" and...

Parks Whistle

I have enjoyed my time corresponding with Carey Parks. We talk colors, engraving, music, and the lot.  Butyrate and Provista (PETG) have specific acoustic properties and it is something that I would like to study further. For example, Onda Corp. has some data on...

VBS Lighthouse

Grace Bible Church of Catawissa, PA needed a quick lighthouse for VBS. We supplied a 10" OD CAB (butyrate) tube with an extension of Stratus and a 40W LED. Better lighthouses can be found, but this satisfied the need of the moment. So, let the games begin.

Jerry Garcia And Busada Tubing

The year was 1975. While a student at Bucknell I had a little business on the side. It was called "Last Rush" and the slogan was "Use the right tool for the job." I made hundreds of "tubular items" and sold them to head shops and to people via mail order. I would...

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