The number of different uses of steel tubing in the medical sector may strike you as surprising. There are a myriad of applications for the materials and without them there would be big differences in the field.

The most obvious uses of the tubes in the sector are in patient assistance devices. This can include everything from wheelchairs and IV stands to the hospital beds and safety railings themselves. The tubing is used because it is strong, durable, and lightweight. It also has good heat and corrosion resistance, meaning the products will last in the tricky environments they are used in.

Tubing is also relied on to make all manner of surgical tools. Items like stethoscopes are made from very specialised tube so that they create effective sound transmission. Needles are made from immensely fine tubes but need to be incredibly sturdy to reduce the risk of breakage. In both cases durability and the quality are vital. This comes from the materials that are used and the precision of the manufacturing.

A third use of the tubes is in various types of orthopaedic implants. With tubing they can be shaped more like bones, meaning there are no sharp edges to worry about that could cause injury. The shape is also better in terms of comfort.

At Multiform Tubes we can work with a wide array of materials and deliver products to suit a wide variety of needs. Although we don’t provide a number of the specialist medical items we can produce tubing for use in various other items, including furnishings and railings. We are committed to meeting the highest quality standards and also have the skills to adapt tubes in a number of ways to meet different requirements.

If you have any questions about our products or would like to discuss designs with us please get in touch. We are always happy to provide advice and understand the value of working closely with our clients. It allows us to deliver a great service and ensure their needs are met to the best of our ability.