Tapering is one of our many available value-add customization services. This process creates an angled or tapered tube end on your polymer tubing product. Tube tapering can be performed in two different ways: For an outside diameter (OD) only taper, the outer or outside tube wall is thinned to create the taper leaving the inside diameter (ID) of the tube unchanged, including the tapered section. Taper length, taper angle, and taper tube dimensions are customizable.OD only tapering is best suited to melt resins. We recommend FEP, PFA for this kind of tapered plastic tubing. For an ID and OD taper, both the ID and OD of the tapered portion of the plastic tube are reduced while also thinning the tube wall over the length of the taper if needed. As with an OD only taper, taper length, taper angle, and taper tube dimensions are customizable for ID and OD tapers. ID and OD tube tapering can be performed on tubing made from any of our resins.
Tipping the end of a plastic tube is one of the optimized tubing solution services we perform for our customers to add value to their finished product. Tipping is the forming or creation of a radius or chamfer on the end of the tube to facilitate the assembly of parts. In finished medical devices such as catheters, tipping is used to ease the insertion of the device into the body. Through an extensive investment in our value-adding capabilities, our engineers have developed a broad portfolio of tipping capabilities. Thermoforming technology can be used to create a radius at the tube tip in a variety of customer-specified designs. Specialty grinding can be used in applications where thermoforming may not be possible. From a slight easing of the tube’s edge to pronounced tips, Techyours can perform a range of tipping operations. Over the years we have explored a broad portfolio of tipping configurations ranging from decreasing the inside diameter (ID) of the tube as the tip profile changes to a complete closure of the end of the tube at the tip.
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