Many Different Industries Have Uses for Blunt Needles

Blunt needles are used in other industries and fields, in addition to medical applications. Industries, including automotive, electronics, henna art, food production, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing, all have their own purposes for using these kinds of needles in the workplace. They can be used to control the delivery of fluids, water, liquids, and viscous materials in the desired amounts. By attaching the needles to syringes, or bottles with measurement lines, organizations are able to control production costs and reduce waste expenses. Additionally, they are able to be attached to certain types of automated machinery where the equipment measures and controls the delivery amount.

For example, applying adhesives to different parts during a production process requires the precise amount is used. Using too little can result in the parts falling apart, later on. On the other hand, using too much adhesive could damage surrounding parts or components and prevent the product from performing as expected. In either case, quality of the finished good would not meet standards, and either has to be taken apart, or end up as waste.

In addition to the standard lengths available in blunt needles, you are also able to utilize secondary finishing operations to have needles custom finished to fit your own requirements. Customizations might include cutting hypodermic tubing to a longer length, having it deburred and cleaned, and then attaching it to polypropylene Luer hubs. You may also require a specific curvature or angled degree applied to the tubing in order to create needles used for accessing hard to reach areas.


Industrial Blunt Needles Do Not Have to Be Sterilized

The blunt needles used for industrial applications do not have to be sterile, but only clean. This is because the needles are not being used on people, but rather for other industrial processes. The needles are used to deliver greases and lubricants in the desired location during manufacturing and assembly procedures. These kinds of needles are also used to apply glues and adhesives to various parts and components in the correct amounts. Because the needles can be attached to a syringe, bottle or automated delivery system, it is easy to measure, regulate and control the amount of fluid being used in each location on your products. As a result, you are able to ensure product quality of your finished goods while at the same time cutting down on your waste.

Both Customized and Standard Blunt Needles Are Available

Blunt needles are available in standard sizes and lengths to fit with most types of applications. The needles are also offered in lab kit assortments featuring a wide selection of some of the most-used sizes. In addition to these two options for obtaining your needles, you are able to take advantage of our secondary finishing services to have needles customized to your own specifications. For instance, you could require a needle to be cut to a specific length, like cutting it to two or three inches. You might also want to have the needle bent at a custom angle. Other finishing options we supply include creating curved dispensing needles and PTFE dispensing tips.  You may even combine custom finishing options for your unique requirements.

Blunt Needles May Be Obtained in Lab Kit Assortments

Blunt needles are offered in lab kit assortments, in order to obtain a variety of different gauge sizes and lengths. These kits include the more commonly used sizes and lengths. In situations where you require longer dispensing tips, custom bent needles, curved dispensing needles or PTFE dispensing tips, these are also able to be created using our customization processes. Customization could also be required in cases where you require a different wall size of hypodermic tubing, such as thin or extra thin wall, or require 316 stainless steel tubing in place of 304 stainless steel tubing. Just contact us with your specifications and requirements for the kinds of customizations you need for your needles.

Many Industries and Businesses Use Blunt Needles for Their Applications and Processes

Blunt needles are used for a variety of applications and processes, including manufacturing processes for producing chemicals, foods, inks, glues, and more. This type of need is also used for arts, crafts, hobbies, automobile production, and henna art. The needles can be attached directly to bottles, syringes or specialty equipment designed to automatically release precise amounts of fluids during production in the desired locations. For example, certain food materials may have several different kinds of food colorings added to give the final product its color. In order to control how much food coloring is released to maintain quality control, it can be dispensed using these needles connected to an automated system able to dispense multiple colors, all at the same time in varying amounts.

Blunt Needle Assemblies Are Useful for Industrial and Non-Medical Applications

A blunt needle assembly provides many useful applications when used in industrial and non-medical industries. The kinds of needles used by these types of businesses are normally non-sterile, because the processes where they are being used do not require sterile needles. The blunt tip is often desired over a sharp tip, because it helps to lower the risks of accidents, like poking through the skin. A blunt tip also helps prevent damaging other materials in the areas where they are being used. For instance, the needles may be part of your processes to fill ink cartridges. You want to make sure the needle can fill up the cartridge, but not be sharp enough to pass through the plastic chambers where the ink is contained within the cartridge.

Arts and Crafts Businesses Use Blunt Needle Assemblies for Creating Products

Small businesses which make their own arts and crafts products by hand often use blunt needle assemblies. Common applications include using the needles for applying glues, paints and adhesives. The needle assemblies are designed to be used with squeeze bottles, as well as syringes. The gauge of the needle, as well as the wall thickness, determines how effectively glues, paints and adhesives will flow through the tubing. Depending upon the types of products you produce, you might need to use multiple gauge sizes and wall thicknesses. You may also use custom and secondary processes in situations where you have specific requirements. Another option you can consider, to secure a variety of dispensing needles, is to obtain them in lab assortment kits.

Fluid Applications May be Manually Applied by Using Plastic Bottles with Blunt Needles

Blunt needles are used in a variety of industries and environments for all sorts of purposes. These types of needles can be attached to plastic bottles containing glues, adhesives, and lubricants, as well as other liquids for manual applications. Bottles may contain measurement marks on the outside or be a specific size in order to ensure and maintain quality control.

Kits Allow Organizations Access to an Assortment of Different Sizes of Blunt Needles 

Lab kits are a common way for various organizations to obtain a wide assortment of the blunt needles they use the most. When the needles are contained in a kit, it makes it easier to keep track of stock inventories and know whenever it is time to reorder specific sizes. In cases where you use more of a few sizes, you could order these in larger individual quantities outside of a kit. Another option you might utilize is to have your kits customized to match your own individual requirements and needs.

Blunt Needles May Be Specifically Designed for Certain Applications

Blunt needles are used for a variety of applications and purposes in numerous industries. It is important for you to check with the manufacturer and supplier of your needles to ensure they meet your requirements. Some types of needles are specifically designed for certain purposes, such as being used in the food and beverage industry or manufactured for use in a laboratory setting.

You Can Obtain Blunt Needles to Fit Your Unique Requirements

Some organizations have unique requirements for their blunt needles based upon how they are used. For example, you might need a short length needle for some applications, a longer length needle for other applications and an angled needle for other functions. You are able to find all of these kinds of needles available for your purposes. However you may need to ask for customization and special finishing processes for some of your needles, like having the needle angled at a specific degree.

You Can Purchase Blunt Needles in Different Lengths and Gauges

Blunt needles are the result of combining hypodermic tubing and polypropylene luer hubs. These needle assemblies are available in different gauge sizes as well as needle lengths. The gauge and length you require does depend upon the actual types of applications. For instance in healthcare, some needles are used to make injections, others to draw blood, and still others for surgical procedures. Each of the needles will be different lengths in order to be able to reach the desired area of the body where they are used.

Not All Blunt Needles Are Finished with Straight End Blunt Tips

Special finishing processes are able to be applied to blunt needles for situations where a straight end tip will not work correctly. Blunt tipped needles can be angled at varying degrees to create a curved tip. The amount of angling required is dependent upon where and how the needle is used, as well as the application. Two examples of possible angles achieved through finishing processes are 45 degree angled needles and 90 degree angled needles.

The Dispensing and Collection of Fluids is Possible with Blunt Needles

Blunt needles are used for dispensing and collection of various fluids and liquids. While most commonly used in the medical industry for a variety of collection and dispersal methods, these types of needles are also used for manufacturing and production processes. When the needles are connected to a dispenser, such as a syringe, it allows for accurate measurements of fluids and helps to prevent waste.

Reduce Production Waste Costs for Fluids by Using Blunt Needles

Production and manufacturing facilities are often able to reduce waste costs associated with the over-usage of various liquids and fluids by using blunt needles. When employees are allowed to manually apply adhesives, lubricants, oils and other types of fluid materials to parts and components, they have to guess how much to apply. However, if they are provided with a needle assembly and dispensing device, they will use the measurements on the side of the device to accurately control the amount of fluid applied. By controlling and applying the correct levels, your waste costs for fluids can be reduced.

Other Terms Can Be Used to Refer to Blunt Needles

Blunt needles can be referred to as dispensing tips or dispensing needles in some industries. Regardless of what you call them, these types of needles have a blunt tip, which helps prevent accidently poking through different materials. In order to penetrate into a material with a blunt tip, a small amount of pressure is required. The pressure can be applied either manually, or by connecting the tips to machinery with robotic arms.

Some Processes Require the Use of Curved or Angled Blunt Needles

Some types of processes can call for blunt needles to be curved or angled in order to properly function. In a metering and mixing system, the needles are often curved, in order for them to properly fit into this type of system. The different angles and curves in the system are necessary in order to be able to move fluids from one area to another without any restrictions.

Manufacturing a Blunt Needle Requires Several Components

There are several different components needed to manufacture a blunt needle. First, you will need the right type of hypodermic tubing in the correct gauge. Once you have the tubing, you will need to have it cut to the desired length. You will want to make sure that you include an overlap on the tubing, where it will be attached to a polypropylene luer hub. There are specific processes for attaching the needle into the hub, as well as others required to finish production of the needles. Since these processes require the right type of manufacturing and assembly equipment, most organizations order their needles already assembled.


Ordering a Blunt Needle Lab Kit to Get an Assortment of Sizes and Lengths


Securing a blunt needle lab kit is a good way to obtain a variety of different sizes and lengths. The types of needles contained in the kit will vary from one kit to another. When you have specific size and length requirements, you can see about having a customized kit created for your organization. Reordering processes include ordering full kits or only reordering the needle sizes needed to restock your kit.