Component Supply's hypodermic tubing is stainless steel small diameter, welded and drawn, tubing available in a wide variety of gauge sizes (6 to 33) and wall thicknesses (regualr, thin, extra thin). The gauge sizes are based on the Birmingham Gauge, also known as Stubs Iron Wire Gauge, which references the outside diameter. As wall thickness changes for a particular gauge size, the inside diameter changes while the outside diameter remains constant. Stainless steel is a family of iron-chromium alloys with effective corrosion resistance particularly known for their "non-rusting" attributes. Component Supply stocks hypodermic tubing in stainless steel 304, which possesses a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel with a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is in the chromium-nickel austenitic alloy family, and with its low carbon, it is preferable over 302 for applications requiring welding.
Markets & Applications ▼
Aerospace: transmission lines or conduit in harsh conditions.
Chemical: fluid transfer in chemical applications.
Laboratory: chromatography tubes with special fittings; needles, sharp and blunt, for collecting/dispensing samples.
Medical: hypodermic needle, endoscopes and cannulas. Some sizes are used in catheters for various tools.
Pharmaceutical: pharmaceutical tooling.
Custom Fabrication & Contract Manufacturing ▼
The custom fabrication division of Component Supply, CS Custom Fab, offers many secondary operations for hypodermic tubing. Capabilities include:
Cutting: precision cutting; standard tolerance +/-0.005"
Bending: multiple & complex bends to customer-specific radius
Beveling: according to customer drawing and/or specification
Laser Welding: for assembly of components
Notching: at customer-designated locations
Flattening: to create oval shape
Custom Dispensing Needles: various lengths, wall thicknesses
Consistent with our commitment to research and development, we keep order minimums and lead times low for fabricated parts, but we also maintain the volumes and documentation required as projects move from R&D to production. Standard shop minimums generally begin at $150 for standard cuts of hypodermic tubing, but we will provide a quote specific to your project's use of hypotubes. Volume pricing and expedite program options are available. Material certificates are available upon request for $10.
Quality, Compliance, & Regulatory ▼
The following documents are available upon request: