Extrusion of a Plastic T-Tube for the Automation Equipment Industry

Paul Murphy Plastics has built a reputation on quality with a dedicated and skilled staff of professionals. We focus on accuracy and consistency, and take any steps necessary to ensure these elements. Recently, a customer in the automation equipment industry contracted us to for this T-Tube extrusion project.

This T-Tube, made from polyvinyl chloride, was to be used as the feed tube for a rivet gun. Following customer specifications and a 2D drawing, we extruded and cut the material to 0.40″ long x 0.25″ wide. This project proved challenging as it was difficult to maintain a non-circular diameter and tight tolerance required for this part. No challenge is too much for our solutions-oriented team, and we completed the work in an efficient and effective manner.

Once the part was extruded, we finished it with a transparent coating and inspected the work by confirming profile dimensions and conducting rivet pass verification along the length. Upon presenting the final product to the customer, we received praise for the work.

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Quality T-Tube Extrusion ProjectThis T-Tube is used as the feed tube for a rivet gun.
Extrusion Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Primary:
  • Extrusion
  • Secondary:
  • Cutting
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • Extruder
  • Automated Length Cutter
Overall Part Dimensions
  • Height .375″
  • Width .425″
Tightest TolerancesParallelism of rivet opening: 0.007″
Material UsedPolyvinyl Chloride
Material FinishTransparent
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Profile Dimensions Confirmed
  • Rivet Pass Verification Along Length
Industry for UseAutomation Equipment
Delivery LocationMidwest, USA
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D Drawing
Product NameT-Tube




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