The Unified Numbering System, Why Designate a Materials Composition?

The Unified Numbering System (UNS) for Metals and Alloys is an alloy identification system which was jointly developed by the ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to provide a means of correlating many internationally used metal and alloy numbering systems administered by various societies, trade associations and [...]

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Medium Pressure Tube Fittings used in stainless steel tubing; 3 types

There are three primary styles of medium pressure tube fittings.  They are differentiated by their end connections, each having its own advantages and disadvantages in specific applications. ⇒ Compression Fittings:  Slide over the tube and use a ferrule design to coin and seal on the OD of the tube. ⇒ Butt Weld Fittings:  Permanently joins to the [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Medium Pressure Tube Fittings used in stainless steel tubing; 3 types

Precision Tube ID Surface Condition & Cleanliness: High-Purity Results

Developers of chromatography, analytical laboratory equipment and medical instrumentation need to ensure they select the correct tubing for their application. The demands of laboratory and production applications require high quality tubing to maintain the critical purity of chemical processes and testing. Tubing that does not meet the stringent specifications of the application typically experience quality problems caused by contaminates. This results in frequent, labor intensive and costly replacement of components because of corrosion of the inside of the stainless steel tubing. […]

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Fabrication of Stainless Steel Medical Tubing, Components & Devices

Fabricated medical precision tubing is used in a variety of devices for minimally invasive medical applications, including surgical tools and instruments, sub-assemblies and components. This precision 316 tubing is primarily used for endoscopic, arthroscopic, cardiac and orthopedic procedures. Small diameter stainless steel tubes may be welded or seamless depending on customer specifications. Manufacturers must be ISO 13485 certified, and specialize in the production of precision fabricated tubular and metal components for these medical device applications.  There are many different types of fabrications, that are each dependent on the specific application and specification.  Final fabricated product usually incorporates the use of precision mechanical machining and non-contact laser equipment. […]

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Coil Tubing Boosts Safety of Hydrogen Stations in Warehouse Applications

When it comes to material handling equipment, warehouse managers are increasingly making the switch from batteries to hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel cells can run on a single charge for a full eight hour shift. Batteries, on the other hand, are known to die at least once per shift and can take up to thirty minutes [...]

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NORSOK M-650 Defined

NORSOK standards were developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure safety, add value and promote cost effectiveness for petroleum industry operations, particularly under the harsh conditions encountered during offshore drilling in the North Sea. But companies operating in less hostile environments can also benefit from the stringency of these requirements. […]

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Stainless Steel Tubing: Seamless Vs. Welded

Greater strength and corrosion resistance still mandate the use of seamless stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing for high pressure applications within the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, energy, and pulp and paper industries. […]

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Millennials & Manufacturing Jobs – Is Your Business Prepared?

Millennials, the next generation of employees, are Americans born between 1980 and the mid-2000s. They are the largest and most diverse generation in the U.S., representing one-third of the total population in 2013. By 2025, Millennials will make up approximately 75% of the U.S. workforce. They have very specific views about work, what they desire from an employer, and what they want out of life. Manufacturers need […]

By | June 17th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Millennials & Manufacturing Jobs – Is Your Business Prepared?

3 Key Considerations when Choosing Capillary Tubing

Proper Tubing Selection Improves Chromatograph Performance: As laboratories and instrumentation equipment OEMs continue to drive towards more sensitive and responsive instruments, the smoothness of the inner diameter of HPLC tubing is becoming more and more critical. Most HPLC analytical columns are between 3 and 25 cm long and have an inside diameter of 1 to 5 mm. The particles that pack the columns have a typical diameter between 3 to 5 µm. […]

By | May 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Key Considerations when Choosing Capillary Tubing

Seamless Tubing for Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS)

Firefighters face many dangers in the line of duty. Among the greatest dangers are injury or loss of life from heat exposure or from running out of air.  To access breathing air during a fire, firefighters are trained to use SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). The tanks they carry on their backs are their lifeline. If [...]

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