HHS® Tube, or Helical Hollow Strand, is best described as a strand with an open center working channel. While HHS® has proven to be useful in many applications, it is most often utilized to transmit torque or pushing forces due to its exceptional whip free characteristics and a high resistance to kinks. HHS® tube can be manufactured in single, double, and triple layers in order to provide varying flexibility and control. Please contact us with your specifications – we’ll help you design a HHS® tube that fits your exact needs.
Have immediate HHS® Tube needs? With our Velocity™ HHS® rapid prototyping program, we will ship R&D orders of virtually any HHS® tube in 2 weeks or less.
We design HHS® Tube using solid modeling according to mathematical formulas. Using parametric design, we can evaluate many design considerations in a short time. Materials are normally spring temper, however, Nitinol is provided in the superelastic condition. Properties will be influenced by any of the following design variables:
*If you have a request that is outside of these specifications, please contact us.
|Hoop Strength||Good||Excellent (Tight Wound)||Good|
|Wall Thickness (thinwall)||Good||Excellent||Excellent|