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Plastic welding

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Welding Plastics

Many people automatically think of metal when the topic of welding is introduced, but welding plastics is actually commonplace. This is the recommended solution for our clients in industries such as medical devices, life sciences and semiconductors. Because plastics are generally lighter in weight than many metals, plastics welding can be a faster and simplerRead more

Plastic Tube Bending

Getting Leaner with Tube Bending & Fabrication

Since installing our Horn Metric TBRE Hybrid CNC Bender a couple years ago, we have seen its usefulness increase tenfold. It is one of the most-consistently used pieces of machinery at Axenics. With that said, the CNC bender only works with metals, and we are encouraging our clients to consider plastic tube bending as anotherRead more

Semiconductor gas box plastic tube bending

How are custom tubing components helpful for OEMs?

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the life science, semiconductor and medical device industries often work with volatile chemicals, which can offer a challenge when it comes to creating complex components with miniature segments. Chemicals can corrode and contaminate metal, rendering it useless for a variety of applications.Read more

Tube bending for medical device industry

Why Use Plastic Tubing in Medical Device Manufacturing?

One of the most-exciting times at Axenics is when we get to witness new technology for the medical device industry being born. Portable medical devices is a strong area of projected growth over the coming years. Because we are an end-to-end manufacturer, we often get early looks at innovations in industries, and our precision engineeringRead more

Plastic Tube Bending

Precision Engineering Helping Medical Device Industry Thrive

An increase in demand for smaller, patient-portable machines is one of the key projected growth forecasts for the medical device industry. In the next five years, the global medical device market is expected to build to $409.5 billion, a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% from 2018-2023.Read more

Custom Tube Bending is Ideal for Plastic Piping Kits

When we think of tube bending, we often associate it with metal manufacturing applications, and soft metals that can be bent in large and small radiuses for different purposes. Yet for many industries, such as certain chemical and life sciences manufacturers, metals are problematic because the chemicals that are being produced can erode the material.Read more

Plastics welding

Solving Complex Problems with Plastic Tube Welding and Bending

Plastic components are frequently used in applications where metal components could corrode or decay due to the gas or liquids being transported. We see this often in the medical device, chemical manufacturing, semiconductor, and life sciences industries. Companies in each of these industries face complex challenges that can be solved by plastic tube bending andRead more

Plastic welding

Manufacturing Plastics: Plastic Tube Welding, Bending and Specialty Piping Kits

While there are options for contract manufacturing companies offering quality manufacturing services for metals, there are fewer who can provide the same level of quality and experience when it comes to plastic manufacturing services.  Though metal manufacturing services are highly valuable and critical to every manufacturing sector, there are a variety of benefits that plasticRead more

fluoropolymer tubing products

PTFE Tubing and Piping Manufacturing

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and other fluoropolymer tubing products are commonly used in the steel and chemical processing industries, primarily for transporting chemicals, many of which are extremely corrosive. You may recognize PTFE in its more common application: on non-stick cooking pans and other kitchenware. However, it is also highly valued in manufacturing applications. PTFE tubing hasRead more

Plastic Welding

Choosing Fabrication Materials, Part II: The Pros and Cons of Plastics

A variety of different types of materials, including both plastics and metals, are frequently used in fabrication for manufacturing services across a wide range of industries. Plastics and metals come in all different types and grades, each of which offers distinct properties that work for certain types of projects. Knowing which type of material isRead more