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More Ways Silicone Hoses Can Be Customized


In a previous blog, we shared that custom silicone hoses and accessories can be useful in the following cases:

  • In prototypes and novel designs
  • In environments with temperatures between 350 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • When oils, fuels, and corrosive fluids are involved

We also went over some of the specific ways that we can customize our silicone hose products. They include:

  • User-specified 3D shapes, with about 2,000 designs possible
  • Integrated heat shields, so hoses can be safely placed by heat sources
  • Radial features, adding rings and humps for accurate positioning
  • Chemical-resistant liners, for compatibility with oils, fuels, and chemicals

In today’s blog, we’ll go over additional customizations Flex Tech can do for you!

Step Down And Step Up Connectors

These specialized connectors assure the right fit every time. They come in handy when connecting pipe work with different outside diameters. Our connectors have resolved potential issues and provided affordable, quick solutions for a lot of our customers.

Branch “T” Connectors

Whether you call them branch connectors or T connectors, they are the same thing, and they are extremely useful in coolant and air systems. They enable the integration of pressure or temperature sensors, making them very handy.

Flanged End Fittings

These fittings are necessary when using silicone hoses in applications that require extremely high pressures, as in turbo scenarios. Flanged end fittings are also called integrated V band connections; they are clampless connections for faster, easier OEM assembly.

Controlled Axial Flexibility

By being able to integrate features such as humps and rings, we can achieve more axial and radial flexibility for your silicone hose products. Installation becomes easier, with well-aligned ends.

Other Possible Customizations

While these are some of the most popular types of customizations that we do, they are not the only ones. If you need a custom solution that you don’t see covered here, contact our technical support teams. We have the experience and expertise to devise just the right solutions you need for your specific application.

Reach Out To Flex Tech!

Ready to get started? Reach out to Flex Tech! We’re here to create silicone hose and tubing solutions for you. Regardless of the size, scope, or scale of your project or design, we’re here for you. Contact Flex Tech today!

When Would You Need Custom Silicone Hoses?

At Flex Tech, we offer our clients custom hoses as an option. When might you need a custom part instead of a standard one? Read on to find out. For Prototypes And New DesignsAre you making an experimental, never-been-done before design? Are you working on a prototype for a new engine, assembly line, or contraption [...]

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A Quick Overview Of Our Silicone Hose Products

At Flex Technologies Incorporated, we are passionate about doing everything in our power to help our customers. In today’s blog, we want to provide a quick overview of our quality silicone hose products to help you locate what you need quickly.Of course, we’re always available to answer your questions. If you’re still not sure which [...]

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A Roundup Of Silicone Hose Uses: 29 Great Applications! (Part 2)

Our previous blog (Part 1) covered 14 great uses for silicone hoses and tubing products. We went over everything from food processing plants and water filtration systems, to backyard and aquatic applications, and much more!If you haven’t had a chance to read that blog yet, take a moment to review it now and familiarize yourself [...]

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A Roundup Of Silicone Hose Uses: 29 Great Applications! (Part 1)

In Part 1 of our two-part roundup, we cover 14 fabulous uses for our quality silicone hose and tubing products. Stay tuned for Part 2, coming soon, where we share 15 additional great uses for our standard and custom silicone hose solutions. For the first set of great applications, read on!1. Medical Settings And Health [...]

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Silicone Hoses And Aviation: What You Need To Know

Do airplanes and silicone hoses go together? What about satellites and silicone tubing? In a wide range of designs and applications, the answer is a resounding yes, and we’ll explain why in today’s blog!In Airplane EnginesAirplane engines need to work without fail. Unlike engines on the ground where a failure can be more forgiving, an [...]

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Top Considerations For Food-Grade And Pharmaceutical Production

While all factories need to adhere to certain regulations and guidelines for quality assurance, when it comes to food and pharmaceutical production, the rules are more stringent. Regulations seek to preserve the quality of the ingredients while keeping the entire process clean and consumers safe. Read on to learn more about the top considerations associated [...]

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Silicone And Food: Why They Go Well Together

Silicone is used in everything from car engines to manufacturing facilities for a number of great reasons. Silicone performance hoses are known for both quality and affordability. In today’s blog, we want to focus on why silicone tubing and hoses are right for any food processing applications. Read on to learn why silicone and food [...]

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More Reasons To Use Silicone Hoses In Extreme Applications!

They Make Great Industrial HosesThere are countless industrial applications where hoses are needed as part of the design. Manufacturing facilities of all types use pipes, tubing, and hoses; for these industrial systems, silicone hose is a great choice because it combines the best of all worlds!For starters, silicone is strong. It is a durable synthetic [...]

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What Makes Silicone So Strong And Flexible?

Silicone hoses are used in countless applications, in part because they’re made of a strong material that holds up under pressure. For example, you can use silicone hoses in extreme industrial applications where temperatures are both hot and cold, where the humidity is practically through the roof, and where the pressure of fluids flowing through [...]

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