Tech Talks: Medical

Fiber Extrusion for Medical Devices 101


The demand for polymer-derived fibers and yarns for medical device components gives original equipment manufacturers and fiber extrusion experts opportunities to work together in exciting ways. Successfully creating components for a finished medical device depends on a mutual understanding of each organization’s needs and capabilities. What steps are involved in polymer extrusion? What equipment is commonly used? What are some innovation examples in fiber and yarn spinning?

This Tech Talk walks through several basic facets of fiber extrusion for medical devices, including:

  • General fiber extrusion capabilities and use in medical device applications
  • Melt flow and wet extrusion processes and equipment
  • Innovation in fiber and yarn spinning


Mevlut Tascan, Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Product Development, Secant Group, LLC


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group