Knowledge Base

Rectangular Tubing Bend Guide

Rectangular tubing bend orientation can be confusing. Many simply call the two options the “hard way,” and the “easy way.” We designate two planes of rectangular-tube bending: Y, (around the ...

NPT Threading of Butyrate Pipe

Butyrate, being a cellulosic, is friendly to most fabrications. The days are past when one could purchase butyrate fittings such as elbows and tees, but butyrate pipe can be connected to metal ...

Solvent Welding Butyrate Tubing

1. Solvent-welding butyrate tubing requires, well, a solvent (acetone alone will do it), some butyrate resin, a jar, and a brush. 2. We can provide you with some "fines," or you could cut some ...

Sleeves or Couplings? Pros and Cons

Some of our customers prefer sleeves, some prefer metal compression couplings. So, here is a shortlist of the pros and cons of both. Call the shop if you have any questions. ...

Set Screw Coupling Of Sleeves

Busada transparent sleeves can be coupled in many ways: solvent bonding, solvent spot welding, axial slit and clamping, radial slit and clamping, and heat expansion. In situations where ...

Measuring Transparency, Lensing, And Optical Clarity

2) Transparency So how do scientists measure clear plastic? The boundaries between ‘transparent’ or ‘clear’ and ‘translucent’ or ‘opaque’ are often highly subjective. What is acceptable for one ...

Zero Tangent Bends

Quite often our customers ask us for bends without tangents. Mostly it is for aesthetic reasons, but often enough it is for a particular process need. Such bends bring a special challenge. ...

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 ...

Other Helpful Resources