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Laser Scanning Technology Delivers Smoother Tube Surfaces

The HandyTube laser microscope image depicts height variation and measures high/low point averages. Blue areas are low, green mid-range and red high. Gauging tube surfaces to achieve a desired smoothness can be a painstaking and time-consuming process. Many tubing suppliers use profilometers to measure surfaces, but this technique involves a long setup time, [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update: HandyTube Deemed Essential Business

Gov. John Carney ordered Delaware residents to stay at home and closed nonessential businesses in the state starting Tuesday, 3/23 at 8 a.m. He has deemed all ‘metals businesses’ to be essential so HandyTube will continue to be fully staffed, producing and shipping tubing for our customers! We are doing our utmost to protect you [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

HandyTube Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The safety and well-being of our customers and employees is always our top priority. It is impossible to anticipate the outcome of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global crisis. As a result, we are seeking to understand current impacts, potential risks and mitigation opportunities in order to assess our supply chain resilience. We understand that the rapidly [...]

By | March 19th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

HandyTube Attends Pittcon 2020

We recently attended Pittcon 2020 — the world’s leading conference and expo on laboratory science. This year’s show took place March 1–5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the third year we have been a part of Pittcon. Gaining significant contacts and meeting numerous companies has always been our goal, and several key [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Sensitization In Corrosion-Resistant Alloys

To mitigate the risk of corrosion, tubes are often made out of corrosion-resistant alloys, including Inconel alloys and stainless steels. At elevated temperatures, however, sensitization can still occur—opening up your alloy to attack. Let’s explore what sensitization is, as well as some of the ways you can prevent it. How Sensitization Occurs At elevated temperatures, [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Sensitization In Corrosion-Resistant Alloys

The Chemistry of Stainless-Steel Tubing

The applications of seamless stainless-steel tubing can include anything from medical equipment to offshore drilling rigs. Selecting the right alloy is one of the ways you can meet your application’s specific requirements and also ensure success on the job. Depending on the alloying elements, you can enhance the properties of your tube—from improving its ductility, [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Chemistry of Stainless-Steel Tubing

2018 Above and Beyond Safety Award!

HandyTube Corporation was the winners of 2018 ABOVE AND BEYOND SAFETY AWARD with "Safety Proctor Initiative" In 2018, Steel Partners implemented a recognition program for the SP Operating Companies(OpCo) that are going "Above and Beyond" the normal regularity compliance requirements in environmental, health and safety (EH&S). HandyTube was voted as the OpCo with the most effective [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on 2018 Above and Beyond Safety Award!

The Advantages of Seamless Coil Tubing

If you specify tubing for fluid delivery systems, you should go seamless. In a new video, we explore the quality and performance advantages of seamless stainless steel and nickel alloy coil tubing over welded tubing. The reason why: seamless tubing doesn’t suffer from the welding defects that can cause leaks, holes or failure points. Watch [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Advantages of Seamless Coil Tubing

ECM: A Cut Above The Rest

The geometry of the tube end can make or break your tube’s performance in sensitive industries like chromatography, semiconductor manufacturing and aerospace. The tube end determines how the tube interacts with a variety of complex assemblies, which means there can be little room for error in how they’re cut. Traditional saw-cut methods are too abrasive [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on ECM: A Cut Above The Rest

The Benefits Of Seamless Nickel And Stainless Steel Alloy Coil Tubing

Choosing the right tubing for your fluid delivery system can be a daunting task because you have a lot of options to choose from, including seamless and welded straight lengths, welded and drawn coils—and more. But one kind of tubing beats the rest for its reliability, cost savings, installation efficiency and exceptional performance in demanding [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Benefits Of Seamless Nickel And Stainless Steel Alloy Coil Tubing