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Tips for Buying Scuba Tubing

Tips for Buying Scuba Tubing

When novice divers decide to start buying their own scuba gear, it shows a certain commitment. Yet there are some things new divers should know before buying diving equipment. One of the more important elements in a diver’s kit is scuba tubing/hoses, which are vital for breathing underwater. Unde…

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Corrugated Tubing – Applications and Benefits

Corrugated Tubing – Applications and Benefits

The commercial production and use of plastic corrugated tubing in the United States began in 1967, following the invention of corrugation extruding machines in the early 1960s in Germany and designs made by Ira Clement in 1966 for Penn Tube Plastics in Pennsylvania. Initially made from polyethyle…

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Wood Burning Tips and Their Uses

Wood Burning Tips and Their Uses

The art of woodburning has been around since ancient times. It was known to the Han dynasty in China as fire needle embroidery, to the Moche and Nazca civilizations in Peru and during the Middle Ages in Europe. The turn of the 20th century brought a new method for wood burning, which used benzene…

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Spiral Cable Wrap Protector – Common Uses & Benefits

Spiral Cable Wrap Protector – Common Uses & Benefits

Spiral cable protectors help protect tubing, wiring, cabling or hoses from abrasion and other environmental factors common in factories and other environments that utilize electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic equipment. They help organize bunches of cables, keeping them in place for easy maintenanc…

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Popular Uses for a Heavy-Duty Hot Knife

Popular Uses for a Heavy-Duty Hot Knife

A heavy-duty hot knife is a very versatile tool, and can even be used in conservation efforts. Take, for example, the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) conservation lab, which includes creating custom-made containers or housings for some of their more unusual and fragile collections. In September …

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Nylon Tubing Types and Popular Applications

Nylon Tubing Types and Popular Applications

Made from polyamide resin, nylon is known to resist moisture, impacts, chemicals and abrasion while retaining its shape. While polyamide resins include natural plastics and adhesives, nylon is a synthetic polyamide used widely for industrial and commercial purposes. Used in the food processing, a…

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Ventilator Circuit Tubing Maintenance

Ventilator Circuit Tubing Maintenance

Mechanical ventilation is an important method for keeping patients who are experiencing acute respiratory failure alive. This life-sustaining therapy has been around since the late 19th century, and it’s been used to help people breathe when their lungs become incapable of doing so on their own. …

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Pyrography & Woodburning 101

Pyrography & Woodburning 101

“Pyrography is the art of burning visuals onto any chosen material.” Jack Visser Pyrography is an art practiced by disparate cultures worldwide for thousands of years, including ancient societies in China, Rome, Egypt and Peru. Over a thousand years ago in South America, the Nazcas used pyrograph…

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How to Prevent Kinks in Oxygen Tubing

How to Prevent Kinks in Oxygen Tubing

Oxygen from the air we inhale flows through our airways and enters the circulatory system through the lungs. Once there, oxygen gets absorbed into the bloodstream and pumped through arteries to the rest of the body by the heart muscle. Some people with chronic illnesses require oxygen therapy to …

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