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Medium Pressure Tube Fittings used in stainless steel tubing; 3 types

There are three primary styles of medium pressure tube fittings.  They are differentiated by their end connections, each having its own advantages and disadvantages in specific applications. 

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Fabrication of Stainless Steel Medical Tubing, Components & Devices

Fabricated medical precision tubing is used in a variety of devices for minimally invasive medical applications, including surgical tools and instruments, sub-assemblies and components. This precision 316 tubing is primarily used for endoscopic, arthroscopic, cardiac and orthopedic procedures. Small diameter stainless steel tubes may be welded or seamless depending on customer specifications. Manufacturers must be ISO 13485 certified, and specialize in the production of precision fabricated tubular and metal components for these medical device applications.  There are many different types of fabrications, that are each dependent on the specific application and specification.  Final fabricated product usually incorporates the use of precision mechanical machining and non-contact laser equipment.

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NORSOK M-650 Defined

NORSOK standards were developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure safety, add value and promote cost effectiveness for petroleum industry operations, particularly under the harsh conditions encountered during offshore drilling in the North Sea. But companies operating in less hostile environments can also benefit from the stringency of these requirements.

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How Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing is Made

Specialty seamless stainless steel tubing is used in many applications, including the flow of gas, steam and liquid in harsh environments.  Some manufacturers specializing in this field produce seamless, stainless steel tubing ranging from one inch in diameter to finer than a human hair, and in continuous lengths that can exceed a mile.

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The Difference in Seamless Tubing

 Seamless, by definition, means “perfectly consistent,” but many people get confused by terms like “seam-free” and “welded-and-drawn” when it comes to selecting tube. Seamless tubing, welded tubing, and seam-free tubing all appear to be consistently free of seams, but a closer examination reveals big differences.

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Seamless Tubing: The Only Choice for Process Automation


In today’s competitive market, it’s imperative to have any advantages in your manufacturing process. With focus on driving costs down and reducing waste through lean activities, something commonly overlooked is the performance of your process control systems. Subject to some of the most severe conditions and abuse and heavily relied on to provide critical data for process control and analysis, the reliability and performance of these systems can help you gain that competitive edge.

Many of the high-tech instruments available for process control utilize seamless tubing for functions from fluid transfer to providing a protective sheath for fragile electrical components. These devices are used to measure pressure, flow, level and temperature in various industries. Due to unique manufacturing processes, seamless tubes are completely homogenous throughout the tube cross-section. Compared to welded tubing, seamless is not limited by the ability to round form and joint strip stock.  Among many benefits, seamless tubing has the ability to be produced with much heavier wall thicknesses and eliminates the risk of failure at a weld seam.

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Four Things You Need to Know About Seamless Tubing

Seamless tubing, particularly stainless steel seamless tube, is used in a variety of applications. From solar dishes to hydraulic lines, seamless coils tube is a critical component of many products. Here are four things that you may not know about seamless, stainless steel tubing:

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