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.
Plastic tubing or plastic piping with tube bending is often the answer to that dilemma, and OEMs can benefit from Axenics’ ability to create an unlimited range of precision parts — from weldments to assemblies, in all shapes and sizes — to meet their needs within the required footprint.
We’ve been manufacturing plastic (and metal) components for decades, with the ability to create a variety of shapes and angles using an array of plastic piping or tubing.
Custom Tubing Using Plastics
We operate with a wide range of plastic types to create custom piping kits and tubing assemblies. One of the more common plastics is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a thermoplastic material used in various global industries. A benefit is that it is chemical resistant, making it the perfect solution to transport corrosive liquids. PTFE is a boon for chemical manufacturers and those in biomedical industries.
OEMs can also benefit from Axenics’ proprietary technologies used to bend plastic pipe that avoid kinking of pipes and tubes. Kinking can become a major issue if chemicals and other liquid materials get caught in the kinked portion of the plastic tube or pipe. It negatively affects flow, slowing production. Trapped chemicals or liquids can cause major headaches in production, costing not just money but precious time when there are strict deadlines.
For manufacturers who are worried that any contaminants will enter their liquids or chemicals from the piping itself, Axenics can perform tube bending processes in a Class 100 Clean Room. We receive raw tubing that has been professionally cleaned and bagged by the plastic supplier. This process reduces the number of contaminants on the plastic from the start, reducing what can enter our clean room as we perform the custom tube bending to meet your specifications.
Another benefit for OEMs is the variety of shapes and bends we can produce that can decrease the number of joints and fittings required in your assemblies. This is is another money and time saver, as you eliminate the need to purchase tees, elbows and other joints to redirect the plastic tubing.
Quality testing of fabrications has also proved to be a time and money saver for our clients. Ensuring the quality of custom tubing components or piping assemblies reaches or exceeds industry standards — also including any specific requirements you might have — will be included in our pricing.