Application Profile

Cold Formed Ferrule Tube

Cold formed aluminum alloy tubular part that holds a medical needle
Ferrule Tube 3D Rendering Ferrule Tube Technical Drawing
Use:  Tubular part that holds a medical needle.
Material:  Aluminum alloy.
Manufacturing Method: 
  • Cold formed in a multiple station cold header.
  • Counter bore and through-hole and chamfers formed in the progression off the machine complete.



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Notable Features: 
  • Very small minor ID = .030\" (.6mm) with a tight tolerance =+/- .0004\".
  • Chamfers formed at either end.
  • Material waste is minimal.
  • The part is formed from aluminum alloy round wire.
  • Production speeds are high allowing for low production costs.
  • Material used is aluminum solid wire, which is less expensive and readily available in contrast to tubing which has long lead times.
  • Tight/consistent ID tolerances are possible by forming the tube rather than drawing the ID to tolerance.

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