Fluorostore introduces a new abrasion resistant grade Bowden 2 x 4 mm tubing for mineral filled filaments.
These filament materials are now being introduced to the market to provide increased structural stability and integrity to printed 3D products. Mineral fillers include materials such as Calcium Carbonate, silica, glass beads, calcium sulfate, etc., in bead or fiber forms. These fillers cause wear and abrasion of the Bowden or RepRap tubing as the filament passes through it. PTFE is a relatively soft material and not very wear resistant. For this purpose, a more abrasion resistant tubing is required.
Fluorostore now offers ETFE as a product this meet this need. For a comparison of properties of PTFE and ETFE, please visit http://www.fluorotherm.
Here are some popular and novel uses of PTFE, FEP, PFA, and other fluoropolymers supplied by Fluorotherm Polymers and Fluorostore in the wild.
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We're working hard to improve how shipping is calculated at Fluorostore. With that in mind, we've now lowered our flat rate to $20 for domestic ground orders.
However, we realized that many customers have their own accounts with FedEx and UPS. We've always been able to accept customers' shipping accounts, and now we've decided to formalize this.
If you have your own shipping account you'd like to use, follow the prompts during checkout and we'll refund the amount we charge via Fluorostore and instead charge your account. Please note that at this time, we can only accept UPS and FedEx accounts.
We've added 3 new products for 2016. FEP Heat Shrink Tubing Rolls, Probe Covers, and Striped Tubing round out our current product listing. Each has a specific purpose for a wide variety of industries, be sure to check them out!
Our partners at Fluorotherm have developed a new fluoropolymer product out of FEP and PFA resins that achieves high heat transfer efficiency while retaining the chemical inertness and resistance of fluoropolymers.
Created from FEP and PFA resins, it retains the unique chemical inertness of fluoropolymers to most chemicals. It also continues to demonstrate longevity under aggressive chemical environments, as well as extreme temperatures. Yet, many of the other standard features have been improved for the product’s release. Primarily, the amount of thermal conductivity is 2.7 times higher than that of natural fluoropolymers, a significant increase compared to recently developed tubing products. The new product also maintains an excellent anti-stat property that resists dust and other particulate contaminants, which will result in a cleaner environment for engineers and scientists in any lab or facility.
Fluoropolymer Heat-Conductive Tubing comes in both fractional and metric sizes and can be purchased right here on Fluorostore.
With a few different stores selling fluoropolymers online, it's sometimes difficult to understand why one is better than another. We built Fluorostore around a few valuable components that we think sets us apart. Here's what keeps our customers coming back:
We hope you agree with many of the points above and enjoy shopping on Fluorostore. We'd love to hear from you if you've got suggestions or questions. Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
When we first launched Fluorostore three years ago, we were hoping to provide a much needed service to as many customers as possible - custom length tubing for the most common fluoropolymers (PTFE, FEP, PFA, etc). It couldn't be found easily on the internet at the time or by calling and emailing manufacturers. We saw that as an opportunity to step in and provide a solution.
Since then, our shop has grown to provide not only custom length fluoropolymer tubing, but a variety of proprietary products as well for many small and medium sized manufacturing companies. Along the way, we've been keen on getting as much feedback as possible.
The feedback from this past year has been predominantly focused on making the site easier to use - finding products, placing orders, contacting support. That's why we're excited to start 2014 off with a brand new shop. We've simplified the homepage and product pages, and made many of the menus smarter. We've also cleaned up our material information page to provide a clear comparison of technical characteristics on PTFE, FEP, PFA, and other fluoropolymers we sell.
This is just the beginning for us, so stay tuned for other important and exciting changes coming up!
The Fluorostore Team