Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
Eldon James Corporation – a leading, U.S. based manufacturer of plastic tubing and fittings – uses innovation in bent tubing to expand in the medical device, automation and robotic markets.
While tube bending has typically been specific to the metal forming processes, Eldon James has been able to form tubing made from Polyolefin Elastomers and Thermoplastic Polyurethane. Thermoforming generally requires tubing in a higher durometer range to maintain fixed bend geometries; however FlexeleneTM FX, Flexelene TM CFX and TPU tubing formulations exhibit physical characteristics that are ideal for thermoforming.
This unique process allows Eldon James to form and cut-to-length tubing based upon customers’ design specifications which can reduce assembly time and fittings requirements. Thermoforming enables clean compact designs by allowing tighter bends that reduce space requirements and risk of kinked tubing. Bent tubing is commonly used in medical devices, automation and robotics. The thermoforming process leaves no residues and is ideal for circuit board mounted components.
“Our bent tubing process has given our customers more flexibility with their designs,” said Marcia Coulson, President of Eldon James. “Our processes allow them to design easy-to-trace color-coded flow paths and have been very effective for them in cutting assembly time and cost.”
For more information on bent tubing, visit our website at http://www.EldonJames.com/BentTubing.html or call us at 970-667-2728.