Hypodermic Tubing in Regular Wall, Thin Wall, and Extra Thin Wall

Hypodermic tubing comes in a variety of wall thicknesses and gauge sizes to meet a wide range of needs. The most common material for this type of tubing is stainless steel. In addition, it can be purchased in 30- or 60-inch lengths and stored in round plastic storage tubes where it will remain undamaged until it is needed. Often, the tubing will then be cut into precise lengths as needed for specific applications.

Hypodermic Tubing is used in a Wide Variety of Industries

Over the years, Component Supply Co. has become proficient at cutting hypodermic tubing with tight tolerances to small lengths while debarring the I.D. and O.D. and also cleaning the tubes as required by some customers. This makes it the first choice for products of this kind for those in the automotive, aerospace, aquaculture, agriculture and mining industries. Choose from a wide range of sizes including gauges of 6 to 33 in combination with various wall thicknesses. Also choose the O.D. and I.D. in the 30” or 60” lengths.

Heat Shrink Tube a Cost-Effective Solution for Many Applications

Component Supply Company offers a wide variety of heat shrink tube to provide you with more options that are ideal for your applications without the need to invest in more of any specific tubing option than you really need. Zeus PTFE 2:1 Standard Wall heat shrink tubing is available in your choice of standard or 4 foot lengths or custom pieces for your specific applications. This tubing is ideal for electrical and medical components. Zeus thin wall PTFE tubing comes in a variety of AWG sizes and can be cut to customer lengths while maintaining the integrity of the tube dimensions. Light wall tubing comes in small spools and coils and can also be cut to custom lengths.

Heat Shrink Tube Comes in a Variety of Heat Shrink Ratios

The FEP heat shrink tube has a 1:6 heat shrink ration and is often chosen for its lower shrink temperatures the PTFE as well as its greater flexibility, optical clarity and high lubricity in comparison to PFA. For applications that can withstand severe stresses, vibration and pull, the FEP-PTFE tubing has an outer layer of PTFE that shrinks and an inner FEP layer that melts for an almost solid encapsulation. Options for purchasing tubing in needed or specific lengths makes it more economical to purchase the specific tubing needed for any variety of applications rather than investing in longer lengths of a single tubing size.

Find the Right Size Tubing From Our Comprehensive Hypodermic Tubing Size Chart

There are many applications that require hypodermic tubing as well as numerous sizes. Our hypodermic tubing size chart is an extensive listing of hypodermic tubing in several wall thicknesses as well as a variety of gauge sizes. This hypodermic tubing is welded and drawn, which is often referred to as seamless tubing. Ours is made from 304 stainless steel, the most common material used for this purpose.

The Hypodermic Tubing Size Chart Makes Configuring Your Price Easy

The price of 30” and 60” hypodermic tubing is given on the hypodermic tubing size chart. If you need to order multiple pieces of the same tubing, click on the listed price to enter the number of pieces that you want. Once you place your order, your tubing will be shipped in round plastic storage tubes that are also convenient for organizing and storing your tubing in various diameters.

Don’t Throw Out Your Old Household Tools

At some point or another, one of your household tools will break, whether it’s your air conditioner, hair dryer, or drill. Before you decide to toss it and purchase a new one though, decide if you can fix the item or not.


Very often, the daily use of the item will lead to rattling parts. The first thing to check for is loose or missing screws. If you happen to notice that you are missing some or that some of them have become rusty, replace them with brand new stainless steel machine screws. You can get mechanical screws of varying sizes easily; just make sure you bring the old screw to the hardware store so you get the correct size. Machine screws, unlike wood screws, have flat ends as they are used to fit already threaded materials.


Next, check the wiring. You may not have even noticed it, but after a lot of use, your cord might have frayed and is now exposing the wires to the elements. Consider covering the spot up with PTFE heat shrink tubing. It will insulate your wires and protect it from spills.


Most of the issues with tools come from poor maintenance. Small chips and discoloration are no reason to throw out a perfectly usable tool. If there are some small performance issues, look up the user manual and find potential problem areas. If it’s fixable, it’s usually cheaper to make the fix than to buy a new one.

DIY Water Filtration System

There’s no reason to purchase fancy Brita Filters in order to get cleaner water. In fact, with just a few rudimentary elements, you can create your own filtration system at home.


There are a variety of ways you can create your own water filtration system, but they will all include charcoal and some kind of mesh. When choosing your charcoal, do NOT use the charcoal you use for your grill. Most of these have chemicals added to them to make them easier to light. Instead, purchase activated granulated charcoal. For best results, consider using a nylon filter mesh or polyester mesh. Choose a woven mesh that has relatively small mesh openings, as this will trap any large particles that have not been secured in your home water system. You can use a variety of items to hold your filtration system, like an empty soda bottle or milk jug.


Like all filters, you will need to maintain and replace yours when necessary. Simply change out the charcoal for a new one, and, if you like, you can replace your filter screen with a new one, though it’s not necessary.


Ultimately, it might take a little more time, patience, and some instruction on creating your own water filter, but you’ll end up saving money, and you’ll be able to bring your water filter wherever you go.

Considerations in Using PTFE Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink tubing offers a number of advantages to applications where moisture, corrosion, heat and other types of exposure can interfere with the application. PTFE shrink tubing, in particular, offers outstanding electrical characteristics, chemical and solvent resistance, and high purity and lubricity. The tubing is available in standard 4 foot lengths as well as custom cut pieces for specific applications. The 2 to 1 shrink ration provides a tight fit and has a higher shrink temperature that is used for electrical and medical components.

Take Precautions when Applying PTFE Shrink Tubing

In order to use the tubing safely and effectively, it is important to observe some basic guidelines. It is important to use in a well-ventilated area and that the material being covered can withstand the heat that must be applied in order to shrink the tubing. To prevent splitting or longitudinal change in the tubing when applying to a metal mandrel, the tubing should be pre-heated. Ovens are the most reliable heat source for even heating and preventing overheating that can cause cracking or brittleness. If you will be using a heat gun, follow the instructions supplied by the heat gun’s manufacturer. In order to achieve the desired results with PTFE shrink tubing, be sure to keep these simple guidelines in mind.

Collect Biofuel with a Nylon Filter Mesh

With crude oil prices on the rise, many people are turning to alternate sources of energy, like biofuels. One biofuel growing in popularity is algae. These organisms make a far more promising candidate than corn, because they reproduce quickly and actually remove carbon dioxide during cultivation. If your company is testing out a variety of biofuels, consider collecting some algae for experimentation.


There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different algae on the planet. For experimentation purposes, you can use a nylon filter mesh net to collect different strains from nearby lakes. You can also purchase them from a biological supply store. The process of making the oil is relatively easy, and you can grow a lot of algae from the initial collection on flattened pieces of nylon filter mesh for easy collection. Algae have a very rapid growth rate, so after you have collected the whole mesh, you can add another cluster that will be covered in only a couple weeks.


Despite the rapid rate of growth and other benefits of algae, the main issue is the amount of lipids present in these plants. Some algae have more than others, but they don’t produce quite enough to be a practical biofuel yet. If you are interested in testing out the different algae for high lipid content, make sure to grow the different strains on different nylon filter mesh.


Choosing the Right Screen for Your Screen Printing Business

If you’re just starting a screen-printing business, the amount of choices for screens can be a bit daunting. You might be wondering if it matters what material your screen is made of. Depending on what you are printing on, you may be using different types of screens.


Polyester Mesh Screen

A polyester mesh screen is one of the most advanced high tech screens available on the market. It creates faster tension without damaging threads and improves the fabric strength of whatever it is you are screening. It also provides much faster print speeds over traditional silk screens. Polyester mesh screens are excellent for garment printing and can even print on glass depending on the mesh size.


Nylon Mesh Screen

Nylon is one of the oldest fiber meshes used in industrial screen printing. While you can use the nylon filter mesh screen for garments, they are most commonly used for printing solid objects with 3-D qualities. They are mechanical resistant, have excellent elasticity, and can withstand highly abrasive ink. You can use nylon mesh for printing on bottles, containers, ceramic tiles, and even decals.


Silk Mesh Screen

These are the most commonly used screens for garments due in part to their accessibility to the general public. Like polyester mesh screens, they can be reused numerous times and, if damaged, can be replaced by going to a craft store.

Choices in Stainless Steel Hypodermic Tubing Kits

For those facilities where a variety of hypodermic tubing is used regularly, stainless steel hypodermic tubing kits are a convenient way of keeping a variety of tubing supplies on hand. There are three different kits available with the Lab Kit 1 containing three 9-10” pieces of 304 stainless steel regular wall hypodermic tubing from gauge 6 to 14. Each tubing is individual packaged and labeled for easy detection of sizes. Lab Kit 2 also contains three 9-10” pieces of 304 stainless steel regular wall hypodermic tubing but in gauges 15 to 23. Lab Kit 3 contains three pieces of 304 stainless steel regular wall hypodermic tubing in gauges 24 through 33.

Replacement Pieces and Custom Kits in Stainless Steel Hypodermic Tubing Available

When you need replacement pieces for you lab kit, just choose from the parts listed below and order in 6 piece packages. Another option is to have us customize a kit for your lab so that you have exactly the sizes of tubing that you need for all of your applications. All tubing in the lab kits and the replacement tubing are regular wall, stainless steel hypodermic tubing.

Advantages of PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing

PTFE (or Teflon) heat shrink tubing is becoming more popular with manufacturers and industry workers because of its durability and versatility. Heat shrink tubing is great for almost any industries that need to insulate electrical wires while providing low friction. If you’re considering standard wall tubing, first look over the advantages of Teflon heat shrink tubing:

  • PTFE heat shrink tubing can create variable stiffness without adding additional width or size to the device.
  • It can be easily removed if desired and does not stick to most materials.
  • Provides better electrical insulation and protection against fluid leaks since it wraps tightly around the host.
  • Can be used to cover braided tube shafts, spring coils, and many other types of surfaces to provide a problem-free transition over sharp edges.
  • Can be used to join tubes together, including those of contrasting properties.


If you work in an environment that requires excellent electrical insulation, look into the different types of Teflon heat shrink tubing. Most suppliers will allow you to test out different samples, so that you can find the perfect tube that suits your needs. Once you’ve found the correct size, you can purchase a standard size and cut down the tube to fit the parts, or you can order custom cut pieces to save time.