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Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

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Downunder35m

5 years ago

To me it looks very similar to the "ttols" used to make small diameter hoses of flexible material.

The rod is covered, the stuff cures and to get it off a little air pressure goes in, partially inflating the tube so it can be removed.

Just never seen it in a squre form and with such big holes in it.

Could be basically anything used or lost in the production line of your medical product.
Had a piece of wire and a long cotton wick in a cigarette once.

Just out of couriosity I've send an Email with pics to the company headquarter here in AU.

Within a few hours the replied that it could have entered by accident and asked if I was willing to send it back so they can investigate properly.

Turned out to be from a cleaning system for the small pipes transporting the tobacco into the paper part of the cigarette.

Got a nice writte apology and three packs of smokes in return.

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byant

5 years ago

Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

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caitlinsdadbyant

Reply 5 years ago

How small is small? Where did you find it? Related to anybody with a hobby or trade? Could be some kind of pin or clip or fastening insert.

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byantcaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

It's 1/2" long. It was found inside a medical product, where it should have no been.

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Kitemanbyant

Reply 5 years ago

It's almost impossible to determine what it is without some expertise in the product in question (it could be part of the product, of the production line equipment, of the packaging, or a completely random piece of debris.

Your best best is to re-take the picture beside a ruler, and beside the device, then send a copy of the pictures to the manufacturer with a note;

Dear [insert manufacturer],

I found this object rattling loose inside a [insert name of device], and I was wondering if you could tell me what is is?

Sincerely

Byant.

PS, I have sent a copy of this letter, and the photo, to the [insert national medical regulatory body] and [insert national newspaper], just in case they might find your reply of interest.

Do not send them the actual object without very good reason!

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kelseymh

5 years ago

It's an M6 x 25 mm socket head cap screw, made from transparent aluminium (that's why it doesn't show up in the picture).

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caitlinsdadkelseymh

Reply 5 years ago

shhhhhh, that stuff hasn't been invented yet, well, at least you can't buy it, ok, maybe McMaster-Carr has it...