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Precision Strip Supply for Hypodermic Needles and Small-Bore Tubing

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Precision Strip Supply for Hypodermic Needles and Small-Bore Tubing

Covid-19 brought the world many new challenges, impacting aspects of life in ways we could only previously imagine. Across all sectors, innovation and resourcefulness have become essential in overcoming the unprecedented challenges faced. In the current climate, with more people requiring testing and treatment, and a new vaccine on the horizon, the demand for hypodermic needles has risen exponentially. With the crucial role of hypodermic needles and supply pressures, manufacturers need to be both flexible and reliable in their capabilities. Manufacturers rely on a ready supply of high quality raw materials to ensure tight turnaround times can be met without a compromise in quality or an insurmountable cost. At Knight Strip Metals Ltd, we understand that the search for high quality strip stock for the manufacture of hypodermic tubing can be an almighty challenge, but our knowledgeable team is here to help.

To maximise the performance of the weld, the condition of the strip is extremely important. As one of Europe’s largest independent precision metal stockholding and processing facilities, we pride ourselves on our extensive stock range and highly accurate slitting services. Our traceable sourcing and processing capabilities are perfectly suited to meet the medical industry’s exacting standards for the manufacturing of medical devices and instruments.

Working with manufacturers of hypodermic needles and small-bore tubing

Our vastly experienced team of slitters can shear accurately down to a 3:1 width to thickness ratio, a substantial improvement on the industry standard 8:1 ratio. We can reliably deliver this precision, whilst also ensuring the best possible edge conditions. Our impressive range of edge dressing machines can create the ideal edge profile for seam welding. We offer a range of profile shapes, including rounded or square edge shapes but for more niche requirements, you can have a contoured edge shape tailored specifically to you. Our motto is “your metal, your way,” so if you have any requirements which we may be able to help with, we will do everything we can to help you.  The global pandemic has highlighted the benefits of working together. As an experienced specialist stainless steel stockholder, we are here to support medical manufacturers with the production of hypodermic needles, or any other medical device or instrument needed. We stock many precision thicknesses in most austenitic stainless steels including 304 and 316 and precipitation hardening materials including 17-4PH. Additionally, our supply chain can source virtually any material you need to support your product offering. We have strong existing relationships with suppliers of specialist materials, including nickel alloys and plated materials that offer additional corrosion resistant qualities suited to the lifecycle of hypodermic needles.

Written by Gemma Kelly and Josh Charlwood

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