Information to Remember When Ordering Hypodermic Tube

Gauges are used as the measurement of the diameter for hypodermic tube. Unlike other measurements, where the size increases proportionate to the number, gauges actually decrease in diameter as the number increases. It is important to remember this when you are ordering your tubing, to ensure you receive the right size. For example, 10 gauge tubing has an outer diameter of approximately 0.133 to 0.135 inches, whereas 15 gauge tubing has an outer diameter ranging from 0.0715 to 0.0725 inches.

In addition to remembering the information about gauge sizes, you also need to determine the correct wall size to order. Hypodermic tube is available in three different wall options including regular, thin, and extra-thin. While the gauge size and outer diameters of each wall remains the same, the difference is the size of the inner diameter. As the wall becomes thinner, the inner diameter increases in size. Looking at 10 gauge tubing, you will notice the inner diameter of regular wall is 0.104 to 0.108 inches, thin wall is 0.112 to 0.116 inches, and extra-thin wall is 0.1165 to 0.120 inches.

The reason there are three different wall sizes is because some applications require a specific gauge of tubing. However, the rate at which fluids are able to pass through the tubing could be an issue. In order to make fluids and viscous materials flow easier, you are able to switch from regular wall, to thin wall or extra-thin wall tubing. The added increase in the inner diameters does help to increase flow rates.


You Can Obtain Standard and Customized Stocks of Hypodermic Tube

Hypodermic tube is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 gauge to 36 gauge. This type of tubing also is supplied in three different wall sizes to fit with your specifications, including regular wall, thin wall and extra thin wall. Tubing comes standard in thirty and sixty inch lengths with secondary finishing services available to customize tubing to fit with your own specific requirements.  In situations where you frequently use one, two or three inch lengths of this tubing, you are able to order it already cut to the desired length and keep a stock of it on hand. There is also one and two inch legs of tubing available already bent to a ninety degree angle. In cases where you use a variety of sizes and wall thickness, you are able to help keep them organized and undamaged by storing them in round plastic storage tubes.

Different Applications and Uses for Hypodermic Tube

Many different pharmaceutical and industrial processes use hypodermic tube for various applications and processes. For instance, one common use is to pass straightened wire through the interior of the tubing when it is being used as a guide wire assembly. Another purpose for the tubing is to have it cut to custom lengths and attach it to polypropylene luer hubs in order to create dispensing needles. Dispensing needles are used to deliver fluids, liquids, glues, and adhesives in desired quantities, depending upon the desired application or process. You are also able to use hypodermic tubing adapters along with standard compression fittings in order to connect this kind of tubing to plumbing circuits.

Hypodermic Tube Is Offered in a Variety of Wall Thicknesses and Sizes

You can find a wide assortment of wall thicknesses and gauge sizes of hypodermic tube to fit your own specific requirements and needs. This type of tubing is offered in standard lengths of 30 inches and 60 inches. You are also able to have the tubing cut to custom lengths for processes where you require a large quantity of a specific size. Other options you might also obtain are custom bending, beveling and deburring. You are even able to have the tubing cut to length and attached to polypropylene luer hubs and made into needle assembles. It should be noted that bending processes are better suited for regular wall tubing than thin wall or extra thin wall tubing.

Hypodermic Tube Is Used for Special Functions in Certain Industries

There are certain industries which use hypodermic tube for special functions and purposes. Fishing supply manufacturers, henna artists, automobile manufacturing, aquarium supplies and tank manufacturers, printer ink jet cartridge manufacturers, food production operations and others rely on this type of tubing for fluid delivery. The tubing used in these businesses is designed to help with precision delivery of the various fluids and liquids in the correct locations. Combining the tubing with bottles, syringes or automated equipment allows for exact amounts to be used, and aids in reducing waste of these raw materials. For instance, henna artists need to ensure the correct level of ink is carefully applied in the right locations. Larger diameter openings can be used for situations where designs need to be fully filled in with ink, while still retaining control of how fast ink is released.

You Can Order Small Cut Lengths of Hypodermic Tube

You have several different options for obtaining the hypodermic tube you require for your applications. For example, you might order a regular supply of short lengths of tubing such as one inch, two inch or three inch sections. Rather than having to order the tubing using custom cut finishing process for these sizes, you can find it offered in the quantities you require already precision cut, deburred and cleaned.

Hypodermic Tube Is Available in Small Sections with a 90 Degree Angle 

You might have certain processes and applications which require your hypodermic tube to be bent at a 90 degree angle and be cut to a small length. In the past you may have had to use custom finishing services to have the tubing bent. However, you can now obtain it already prepared at this angle in both one inch and two inch leg sizes. In situations where you need larger leg sizes you are still able to order these to your specifications using secondary finishing services.

Hypodermic Tube Sometimes Needs to Be Customized before It Can Be Used

Sometimes it is necessary to customize hypodermic tube before it can be used. You might need to cut it down to specific sizes or you could require a unique angle to be applied. You are able to obtain these types of custom finishing processes whenever you order your tubing, as well as several others to fit your project’s needs and requirements.

You Can Order Hypodermic Tube in Lab Kits with the Sizes You Need

Depending upon the types of applications and purposes you use hypodermic tube you may require a variety of gauge sizes and lengths. You will find lab kits available featuring a wide assortment of the tubing you require, as well as the ability to order your own customized kits for your organization.

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.

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.

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.

Processes Used to Make Hypodermic Tube Make It Appear Seamless

The appearance of hypodermic tube appears as though it is seamless. However, the process to make this type of tubing starts with sheets of stainless steel. The stainless steel is rolled to create the tubes, welded together and then drawn, to create the desired gauge size. The process is similar for all wall thicknesses, with the only difference being the thickness of the stainless steel sheets used to create the tubes.

After Hypodermic Tube Is Made, Finishing Processes Are Used

After hypodermic tube has been manufactured, there are several finishing processes which are used. The tube is cut to standard and custom lengths, based on your requirements. The tube can also be bent, beveled, cleaned and deburred. In cases where the tubing will be used as part of a needle assembly, one end of the tube is finished with a blunt tip. The other end of the tube is attached to a hub, which is the polypropylene piece, and which screws onto the syringe.

Finishing Processes Can Angle Hypodermic Tube at Any Degree

There are different sizes of hypodermic tube used to create needle assembles. The sizes vary by length, wall thickness and gauge. The type of assembly can also vary, depending on its intended application and purpose. Finishing processes can be used to create both straight and angles of any degree. The degree of angle can be distinct or curved, to suit your usage.

Hypodermic Tube Can Be Used for Several Applications and Purposes

Hypodermic tube can be used for several different types of applications, in addition to needle assemblies. This type of tube can be used within medical devices and equipment to transfer fluids and liquids within the device. For example, the tubing can be used to carry and release lubrication needed to keep moving parts operating correctly. The tubing could also be used to transport cool water around the device as it heats up. The cool water helps to provide cooling to regulate operational temperatures.