Stainless steel 316 hypodermic tubing is small diameter tubing available in a wide variety of gauge sizes and wall thicknesses. This stainless steel is distinguished from 304 in its addition of molybdenum, which makes it more corrosion resistant than 304 alloys. Component Supply's stock of full hard, welded and drawn tubing is widely applied in the medical, mechanical, electronic, chemical and aeronautical fields. Hypodermic tubing gauges 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.
Hypodermic tubing is known as an effective component for applications requiring strength, uniformity and corrosion resistance. It can be used in air, water, oil, natural gas and chemical circuits. 316 applies particularly for processing equipment in the oil, chemical, food, paper, medical and pharmaceutical industries. This tubing can be incorporated into any standard liquid or gas circuit using our hypodermic tubing adaptor ferrules
. While Component Supply provides some information for possible applications for hypodermic tubing, there are simply too many possibilities for a comprehensive description. Therefore, as you consider prospective applications in your industry, please contact one of our representatives all of whom are equipped to assist researchers and product designers in choosing the best products for their specific applications.
Component Supply stocks production quantities of hypodermic tubing in the sizes indicated on the chart below in both 30-inch and 60-inch lengths. In addition, we offer custom fabrication, which includes the cutting, bending, beveling, cleaning and deburring of this tubing. Consistent with our commitment to research and development, we keep order minimums low for both standard lengths and fabricated parts. We also provide material certifications by request.