Plastic tubing by Excalibur

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I need to provide to receive a quote for a custom extrusion?
2. What sizes can Excalibur Extrusions produce in custom profiles?
3. What types of threads can be produced on machined plastic nipples?
4. What type of fabrication & machining can Excalibur Extrusions produce?
5. What materials can Excalibur Extrusions work with?
6. What color options can Excalibur Extrusions provide for custom extrusions?
7. Can we have our company name/ website printed on our custom extrusion?
8. Can we specify packaging for our custom extrusion?
9. What industries or markets does Excalibur make products for?
10. What is the availability or lead time for Excalibur products?
11. Does Excalibur stock Schedule 120 pipe?
12. Can I use Schedule 40 PVC pipe and fittings with my Central Vacuum System?
13. How do I specify “machined” nipples on my design plans?

 

 Question: What do I need to provide to receive a quote for a custom extrusion?

 1. We can use a drawing (printed, CAD, PDF, etc.) including specified tolerances and quantities or a written description including a list of dimensions, color, material, tolerances, and quantities. Very often we work from a prototype of the desired product. Of course, a verbal description works very well. If in doubt, it is best to contact us and let us help you determine what is needed to accurately quote your product.

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Question: What sizes can Excalibur Extrusions produce in custom profiles?

 2. Excalibur extrudes custom plastic extrusion profiles from as small as 1/16" up to 7" in any dimension. Excalibur extrudes custom hollow shapes up to 8" diameter or corner to corner.

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Question: What types of threads can be produced on machined plastic nipples?

3. The most common thread form is National Pipe Thread (NPT), and is what you will get when you simply order machined plastic pipe nipples. These, as with any of our nipples, are available in the following configurations: (TBE) Threaded Both Ends, (TOE) Threaded One End, Plain End, and Victualic™. British Standard Pipe Thread (BSP), British Standard Pipe Taper (BSPT), National Pipe Straight Free Fitting Mechanical Joints (NPSM), National Pipe Straight Loose Fitting Mechanical Joints (NPSL), Unified Coarse (UNC), Unified Fine (UNF), as well as custom threads are readily available.

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Question: What type of fabrications & machining can Excalibur Extrusions provide?
4. In addition to threading, Excalibur Extrusions can also provide forming including belling and bending. Additionally, we can offer precision machining including chamfering, cutting, and gang drilling.

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Question: What materials does Excalibur Extrusions work with?
5. Excalibur Extrusions has over three decades of experience working with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Rigid and Flexible, Polypropylene, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Hi Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Noryl®, as well as many engineering materials.

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Question: What color options can Excalibur Extrusions provide for custom extrusions?
6. We currently offer a wide selection of color options, from multiple color houses. We can color match over the phone using a Pantone Color Formula Guide and we can provide color chips for color matching. In instances where a customer has provided a sample or mating part we use our Color Spectrophotometer to produce quantified color values for repeatable critical color matching.
We have made custom color matches from plastic parts, painted metal parts, strips of fabric, and even magazine ads. In almost every case, if you can bring us a color we can match it.

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Question: Can we have our company name / website printed on our custom extrusion?

7. Excalibur has a variety of printing methods including inkjet, off-set, and direct; we also emboss, and hot stamp. We can print your custom plastic extrusion parts with your logo, part number or part size, barcodes, or text (incl. company name, website, etc.). Depending on the type of print we can offer a variety of colors. We can, of course, also offer no-print (unmarked).

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Question: Can we specify packaging for our custom extrusion?

8. Our customers can specify packaging  processes or materials for their custom extrusion. We can also custom design a box, roll, coil or crate to your specifications. Some of our customer's products are best protected by reusable wooden or plastic fold-flat crates. While others are put directly in point of sale packaging. We work with several paper mills to provide the widest possible range of stock and custom packaging.

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Question: What industries or markets does Excalibur make products for?
9. We make products for the turf, agriculture, home improvement, personal recreation, water treatment, in addition to the custom extrusion markets.

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Question: What is the availability or lead time for Excalibur products?
10. Stock items are often available for same-day shipment. The lead time for custom products is a function of material availability, part size & complexity, and the creation of any necessary tooling (ex: new part design).

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Question: Does Excalibur stock Schedule 120 Pipe?
11. Since we extrude our own pipe stock, we can produce Schedule 120 Pipe to order in just a few days.

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Question: Can I use Schedule 40 PVC pipe and fittings with my Central Vacuum System?
12. 2" Sch 40 PVC Pipe is intended for plumbing applications and for use with 2" Sch 40 fittings. Sch 40 Fittings are flow-restrictive due to a smaller radius. 2" Central Vacuum Tube is designed for use with 2" Central Vacuum Tube fittings, which have larger, sweeping interior elbows for maximum air flow.
Call us with any technical questions or if you'd like us to refer you to a distributor in your area.

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Question: How do I specify “machined” nipples on my design plans?

13. Copy and past the following specification on your drawings:

▲ Unless otherwise shown on the plans, risers and threaded nipples for irrigation facilities shall be Schedule 80, PVC 1120 or PVC 1220, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded pipe conforming to the requirements in ASTM Designation: D 1785 and have machined threads conforming to the requirements in ASTM Designation: D 1498 as provided by Excalibur or equivalent.

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