Catheters and Thin Wall Tubing
Thin Wall Tubing
Many industries require precise measurements when creating the wall thickness and inner diameter of their tubes. These industries include but are not limited to the medical, industrial manufacturing and automotive industries. Thin wall tubing is the process of precision tubing that creates tubes for lab equipment, catheter systems, surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, fuel lines, wire harnessing and much more.
I’ve encountered a catheter-like systems before but never in a hospital. The only time I’ve been injured enough to visit a hospital (knock on wood) was when I got my mouth split open Dark Knight Joker style during a wrestling match. Even then the visit was just to receive stitches. Well moving swiftly on, what I was hooked up to was not exactly a catheter system but it”s somewhat similar. Either way, thin wall tubing was used to operate the system that sucked the plasma out of me.
Basically the plasma donation process includes a short physical at the start of every session to confirm you are indeed healthy enough to donate. After this you meander over to an open section on the floor. Upon finding an open/active space you sit in a comfy chair while a medical attendant recites their legally obligated speech and poke you with a long needle. They keep this needle in place through the sophisticated method of scotch tape on the arm. The environment in this room is very dystopian. Everyone is hooked up to a machine as if we were human batteries being harvested by the Sentinels.
Once hooked up to this apparatus it starts pumping blood out of you, but not without your help. You have to pump your hand as if super stressed and using a stress ball. Your blood flows through thin plastic tubes and into the machine where the plasma is extracted. Then the blood is sent back into you along with some liquid that keeps your blood from clotting. The whole process takes only an hour and if you do it twice a week it’s an easy way to make fifty bucks.