Industries Use Hypodermic Tubing for Different Applications and Purposes

Hypodermic tubing is used for a variety of applications and purposes. Some industries use this product as part of guide wire assemblies. Other business operations use tubing to deliver fluids to specific locations during production processes. The tubing can also be custom cut to specific sizes and attached to polypropylene luer hubs to create needle assemblies. Other custom finishing processes like bending, beveling and deburring are offered in order to create the tubing to fit your needs and requirements

Hypodermic Tubing Is Available in Three Different Wall Sizes 

There are three different wall sizes available in hypodermic tubing, which include regular wall, thin wall and extra thin wall. As the wall sizes become thinner the inside diameters of the tubing increase. However, it should be noted that the gauge sizes do not change, nor does the outer diameter change. Using thinner walled tubing can help resolve issues, when working with thicker fluids, or anytime fluid flow rates need to be increased.

Organizations Might Obtain Hypodermic Tubing in Bulk Sections

Hypodermic tubing frequently is supplied in bulk in individual straight lengths of either 30 inches or 60 inches. For example, you might need 10 inch sections of the tubing for some applications and 12 inch sections for others. Since 10 and 12 both easily divide into 60, is would make sense to order your tubing in the 60 inch sections, rather than the 30. In order to obtain the desired length sections, you do need to cut the tubing down to the correct size using the right kinds of cutting tools.

Besides Ordering Bulk Hypodermic Tubing You Can Also Order Custom Finished Tubing

Another option you may use to obtain your hypodermic tubing is to have it custom cut to the sizes you require. This finishing service is well suited for business operations which either lack the necessary cutting tools or the time needed to perform their own in-house cutting. Custom finishing can also be used to bend, bevel, deburr, and clean the tubing anytime your projects and applications require these features be included in the tubing.

The Automotive Industry Uses Hypodermic Tubing

One type of business where you often find hypodermic tubing being used is the automotive industry. This type of tubing is used to deliver the precise amount of fluid materials to different locations during vehicle assembly processes. For instance, glues and adhesives used to secure windshields in place have to be accurate. If too little adhesive is applied the windshield will not be secure. If too much adhesive is used it flows out of the seams and lower the production quality of the vehicle.

Furniture Manufacturers Are another Industry Which Uses Hypodermic Tubing

Another business which uses hypodermic tubing for applying fluids is furniture manufacturers. Building furniture uses all types of glues, adhesives and lubricants. For example, office chairs on wheels may use small ball bearings packed in grease within sealed wheel housings. The grease helps to keep the ball bearings lubricated while allowing you to easily move the chair from one location to another.

Ask for Samples When Deciding What Gauge and Wall Size of Hypodermic Tube to Use

When determining what gauge and wall size of hypodermic tube to use you might consider asking for samples. Samples will allow you to test the different gauges and wall sizes to find the ones which work best for your applications. Just remember samples are limited to small supplies so you should have an idea of the approximate gauge you require. For instance, you could be considering whether to use a regular wall 10 gauge or an extra thin wall 11 gauge.

How You Order Hypodermic Tube Often Depends Upon the Industry

The type of industry can determine how you order your hypodermic tube. For example, in the medical industry it is common for businesses to order their tubing already pre-cut to specific lengths and as part of needle assemblies. The reason organizations will order tubing in this manner is because they often lack the resources, tools and time needed to cut or build their own needle assemblies.

The Inner Diameter of Hypodermic Tubing Becomes Larger as the Wall Size Becomes Thinner

Hypodermic tubing is available in regular wall, thin wall and extra thin wall sizes. While the gauge of the tubing does not change from one type of tubing to the next, the interior diameter opening does. For example, if you were to look at the specifications on 10 gauge tubing in each size, you would discover that the outer diameters were the same for each wall size. But, you will notice the inner diameter changes and becomes slightly larger as the wall sizes move from regular, thin and extra thin.

Use Different Wall Sizes of Hypodermic Tubing to Attain Desired Flow Rates

One reason why an organization will use different wall sizes of hypodermic tubing is to achieve proper fluid flow rates, without having to switch gauge sizes. Each wall size allows a different amount of fluid to flow through the tubing at a specified rate. The actual fluid rate does depend upon other factors, such as the amount of pressure on the fluid, as well as the type of fluid passing through the tube. For example, water often flows at a faster rate as compared to a thicker fluid, such as glue.

Hypodermic Tube Is Suited for Use in Production Environments

While hypodermic tube is commonly used in medical industrials, it can also be used for industrial applications. This type of tubing is ideally suited for a variety of production environments as it has corrosion resistance. It can be used to deliver lubricants, adhesives, and other types of fluids in the manufacturing processes. The fluids can be applied either manually or through an automated delivery system.

Hypodermic Tube Is Used with Food Production Processes

One industry where you can find hypodermic tubes being used is in food production processes. The tubing can be used in order to release the correct amount of liquid into different types of foods, such as syrups, food coloring, and preservatives. Based upon the scale and level of production, you can use syringes and bottles with the desired amount of liquid already premeasured, or rely upon correctly calibrated automated delivery systems.

Certain Types of Automated Equipment Is Built with Hypodermic Tubing

Hypodermic tubing can be used along with dispensing valves to build automated equipment, such as a DNA microarray dispensing machine. Dispensing valves help separate the parts which get wet, from the areas of the equipment which need to stay dry. The valves also provide precision dispensing of fluids through the tubing in their desired locations.

Hypodermic Tubing Is Used with Dispending Equipment for Production Processes

Several types of production processes have been replaced with automated processes. When it comes to applying fluids, glues, adhesives, gels, and other liquids, these processes can also be automated by using the right type of dispensing equipment. The dispensing equipment will use different gauges of hypodermic tubing at the ends where the fluids will be released. In order to change the amount of fluid released, you may need to change the gauge of tubing used on the equipment, or recalibrate the machine.

What Can You Do With Hypodermic Tube?

You can do a variety of things with hypodermic tube, in both medical and industrial settings. While best known as part of hypodermic needles, used in healthcare, this tubing is not just limited to this purpose. This tubing can be used to carry gas and liquids from one point to another. Think about the next time you are at your dentist, and he sprays air or water into your mouth from that dispensing device. The end of that device is made from this type of tubing.


What Are Some Applications for Hypodermic Tube in Industrial Settings?


Industrial settings use hypodermic tubes for several different types of applications and purposes. Injection molding, applying lubricants, applying adhesives, injecting color, and other processes are often controlled through the use of this type of tubing. Precision delivery is able to be achieved with the use of various methods, which cuts down on waste and helps control production costs.

Add Enamel Color to Die Stuck Metals by Using Hypodermic Tubing

Hypodermic tubing can be used for finishing processes with die struck metals. After the metal has been imprinted, with a design, enamel color is added by releasing the correct amount of color into each recessed area through the tubing. The color is dried through baking processes to harden the enamel. You should use a new tube for each enamel color, to avoid mixing colors together.


Use Hypodermic Tubing When Precision Adhesive Application Is Required


Another industrial application for hypodermic tubing is to add adhesives in locations requiring precision. The size of the area can be minuscule, and using a normal size applicator could result in releasing an excess amount of adhesive. By using the right gauge of tubing, you can prevent this problem. You can premeasure the exact amount of adhesive required, by using a syringe, and attaching it to the tubing.

You Need to Know the Gauge and Wall Size When Ordering Hypodermic Tubing

Hypodermic tubing is available in a variety of gauges and wall sizes. The thing to remember when ordering tubing is that the outer diameter decreases, as gauge sizes increase. The other thing you will need to know is the size of inner diameter you require for your applications and processes. Inner diameters change, based on both the gauge size and wall size of the tubing.

Standard Lengths of Hypodermic Tubing Are Kept in Plastic Storage Tubes

You can obtain hypodermic tubing in standard lengths, when you will be performing your own cutting and finishing processes. Standard lengths include both thirty inch and sixty inch pieces. Pieces are shipped and stored in round plastic storage tubes to keep them organized by gauge size and length. The plastic storage tubes also help to prevent the tubing from getting damaged.