In some applications and processes where stainless steel hypodermic tubing is used, leaving it unprotected could result in exposure to corrosive agents. However, there is an easy solution you can use to avoid this problem. All that is required is to apply a layer of PTFE heat shrink tubing over the hypodermic tubing. PTFE is chemically inert and offers corrosion resistance, so you are able to keep the hypodermic tube safe. PTFE is also non-reactive, so it can also be used to coat your hypodermic tubing in situations where biocompatibility is a concern. You may even use PTFE on the outside of your guide wire assemblies.
Stainless Steel Hypodermic Tubing Is Offered in a Variety of Gauges
Stainless steel hypodermic tubing is offered in a wide assortment of gauges which can be ordered in standard lengths or custom cut to lengths that fit your applications. Standard lengths available include thirty inches and sixty inches. You are also able to obtain stock quantities of pre-cut one inch, two inch or three inch lengths. In situations where these sizes do not fit with your needs, secondary processes are able to be used to deliver the desired size. Cutting the tubing involves using specific processes, in order to ensure the ends are not crimped or damaged, and each piece of tubing is identical in length. Once cut, deburring and cleaning processes are often used on the ends to give them a smooth finish. Other secondary processes available, whenever you require them, include bending and beveling the tubing to your specifications.