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As a result, this type of stainless steel tubing is usually formed into hypodermic needles for medical applications. It is a slender, hollow, cylindrical length of stainless steel, typically 316 or 304 grade, with a puncturing point made at one end to form a needle. Read More…

Hypodermic Tubing Hypodermic tubing is commonly used as the medium for introducing medicine or drugs under skin. Either as a method of injection or removal, hypodermic tubing allows for the rapid delivery of fluids.
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Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless & Alloys has the stainless steel tubing that you need. We also specialize in the supply of stainless steel strips and coils, providing many finishing options, processing options, and other customization options.

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Troutman, NC  |  704-878-8823

American Stainless Tubing offers the consistent, reliable, custom-fabricated properties you need. We offer stainless steel tube, stainless tubing, stainless steel pipe and more. ASTI tubing is the new standard in ornamental stainless steel tubing for marine, food service, construction, furniture and lots more. Our ISO 9001:2000 certification ensures that the ASTI quality is always in place.

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American Stainless Tubing, Inc. $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

metalmen supplies polished and mill finished Stainless Steel tube and pipe. We have access to unique inventories and have well-worn relationships with mills and custom producers. Our broad experience enables us to address most every supply challenge. Call us for prompt quotes and on-time deliveries.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Litchfield, NH  |  800-532-1330

For more than three decades, Tube Service Company has been a leading manufacturer for tubular products in the Western United States. We strive to be continually providing better products and services to meet our customers every need. Our service with customers and delivery quality are of top priority here at Tube Service Company. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Contact us today to see how we can help better your tubing needs.

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New England Small Tube Corporation $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  800-776-8823

For more than three decades, Tube Service Company has been a leading manufacturer for tubular products in the Western United States. We strive to be continually providing better products and services to meet our customers every need. Our service with customers and delivery quality are of top priority here at Tube Service Company. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Contact us today to see how we can help better your tubing needs.

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In terms of needle applications, there are a variety of diameters of hypodermic tubing that work best for certain requirements. For instance, large diameter hypodermic tubing are used for blood donation because the wideness of the needle allows for the removal of blood at a much quicker pace than would be allowed by an average or small diameter hypodermic tube.

Small diameter hypodermic tubing, on the other hand, should not be used for blood donations because the small size of the needle will rupture the red blood cells and make the blood unable to be utilized by recipients. In addition to needle applications, hypodermic tubing is also utilized for spacers, hypodermic guide wires, cannulas and hypodermic capillary tubing in the medical, mechanical, electronic, chemical and aeronautical industries.

Hypodermic tubing is differentiated from other types of tubing by its own set of gauge sizes. For example, fractional tubing is measured by outside diameter and wall thickness, using common fraction sizes like 1/4" outside diameter combined with a .035" wall thickness. Hypodermic tubing comes in thin, regular and heavy wall varieties. Hypodermic tubing may be offered in 6", 12", 24" or 36" lengths. However, hypodermic tubing, or needle tubing, is categorized by gauges, which are determined by the outside diameter and the inside diameter of the tube.

Hypodermic tubing can range from .005" to .259" outside diameter and .002" to .239" inside diameter. Hypodermic tubing gauges are generally found numbered between 3 and 35, the smaller the number, the larger the diameters. For medical applications, the largest usable gauge size is 7, while the smallest usable gauge size is 33.

Hypodermic tubing gauges are rooted in the Birmingham Gage, which is otherwise known as Stub's Iron Wire Gage and also measures the thicknesses of pipes. Hypodermic tubing manufacturers should have gauge size charts available to assist in deciding which type of hypodermic tubing is needed for a specific application.

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