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Title: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: BR549 on January 18, 2018, 12:26:58 PM
Are there any sources of reasonable quantities of polyimide tubing?

Anytime I find #14 or #15 tubing it seems I have to order 500 feet of it.

Bob


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: mkirda on January 18, 2018, 12:45:35 PM
Are there any sources of reasonable quantities of polyimide tubing?

Anytime I find #14 or #15 tubing it seems I have to order 500 feet of it.

Bob

I have 0.080" available.

Regards.
Mike Kirda


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: piecost on January 18, 2018, 01:29:40 PM
I bought some from Miller Medical Supplies. I recall a pack of 4 or 5 1 foot lengths.


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: BR549 on January 18, 2018, 02:05:38 PM
Are there any sources of reasonable quantities of polyimide tubing?

Anytime I find #14 or #15 tubing it seems I have to order 500 feet of it.

Bob

Thanks Mike.

I'll shoot you an email tonight.


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: BR549 on January 18, 2018, 02:06:26 PM
I bought some from Miller Medical Supplies. I recall a pack of 4 or 5 1 foot lengths.

Do you remember what category it was listed under? I've been browsing their site and haven't come up with anything.


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: piecost on January 18, 2018, 07:48:20 PM
My mistake. It was Cole-Palmer "Polyimide Tubing". Note the spelling. I bought from ColePalmer.co.uk


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: mkirda on January 18, 2018, 08:36:07 PM
My mistake. It was Cole-Palmer "Polyimide Tubing". Note the spelling. I bought from ColePalmer.co.uk


Found it in the US catalog. Crazy expensive at about $10/foot before delivery.

Too bad smallparts stopped carrying it.

Regards.
Mike Kirda


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: Skymon on January 19, 2018, 02:50:13 AM
I rang a medical supplier and asked for a sample.
I got 100mm in the post a few days later.
Si


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: spr on January 19, 2018, 04:08:19 AM
(OT:)  what's the best way to glue /primer this material??


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: piecost on January 19, 2018, 04:49:01 AM
Abrade the surface, then coat with cyano. You can then ise balsa cement to attach it.


Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: Skymon on January 25, 2018, 10:02:53 AM
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Title: Re: Source of polyimide tubing?
Post by: Crossup on April 23, 2018, 10:00:02 PM
Anyone interested in dividing up an order of 5 pieces? I'll buy but for $49 for .0575" ID or $56 for .0710" plus shipping I'd  just as soon not sit on a double life time supply. I would keep two pieces.
 Seems like neither size if optimal but thems the choices. The smaller size can be had on eBay shipping from IL. @$10.18