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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 ...

Special Extrusions

We received a request for a Tritan oval tube that would be used as a robotic casing. The challenge was that the tube had to fit within the wall grooves of a machined cap. Rectangular tubing, ...

Large Bell for Fiber Transfer

When a pneumatic fiber transfer system required a large bell in a short space, we had to get creative. The system was in need of a bell that would transfer the fibers at high speed from a 3-5/8″ ...

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, nevertheless, butyrate pipe can be connected ...

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 ...

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