Materials & Manufacturing

Tubing/​Extrusion

Explore the applications and advancements in tubing, catheters, and extrusion production methods.

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Features : Photonics/Optics
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 1
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 1

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 1
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Molding
Product Focus: Molding

Hypodermic Needle Manufacturing

Moldworx, Gilbert, AZ, has automated the production of hypodermic needles using the overmolding process to reduce costs and improve productivity. The company has expertise in...

Product Focus: Molding
News : Medical
Kaysun Receives MedAccred Accreditation
Kaysun Receives MedAccred Accreditation

Kaysun Corporation, Manitowoc, WI, has received its MedAccred Plastics accreditation. Kaysun is one of only a few injection molders in the United States that holds this certification. MedAccred, an...

Kaysun Receives MedAccred Accreditation
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product Focus June 2019: Tubing
Product Focus June 2019: Tubing

Catheter Tie Layer

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, offers a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The Zeus Tie Layer creates a melt bondable surface that...

Product Focus June 2019: Tubing
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade...

New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Technology Leaders : Tubing & Extrusion
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Features : Materials
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Design
Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone
Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone
Briefs : Medical
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices

Traditional handheld surgical tools continue to provide benefits where surgeons need instruments to be more rigid and have strong holding power to withstand complex procedures. The...

Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process

Hold speed or hold velocity? How many machines today have it, and what does it do to the process?

How Second Stage Speed Influences the Molding Process
Features : Materials
Ensuring Injection Molding Quality for Medical Devices
Ensuring Injection Molding Quality for Medical Devices

Plastics are incredibly versatile. There are thousands of types available to satisfy a myriad of medical applications. Yet, certain plastics present special challenges during the...

Ensuring Injection Molding Quality for Medical Devices
Features : Medical
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Peelable Heat Shrinkable Tubing Enables Next-Gen Miniaturization
Peelable Heat Shrinkable Tubing Enables Next-Gen Miniaturization

When it comes to the cardiovascular procedures, small is indeed beautiful. With the need for minimally invasive procedures and increasing moves to deliver therapies to...

Peelable Heat Shrinkable Tubing Enables Next-Gen Miniaturization
News : Materials
Cadence Expands, Adds New PEEK Machining, Molding Capabilities

Cadence, Stauton, VA, recently completed the expansion of its machining capabilities to include polyetheretherketone (PEEK) machining and molding capabilities as the use of PEEK components continues to rise in implantable medical devices.

Features : Medical
Two-Component Molding Can Solve Medical Design Challenges and Reduce Costs
Two-Component Molding Can Solve Medical Design Challenges and Reduce Costs

Device manufacturers count on their supply chain partners for answers. What can be adjusted, how can we add value, and what methods can be used to streamline...

Two-Component Molding Can Solve Medical Design Challenges and Reduce Costs
News : Tubing & Extrusion
Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies
Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies

Materials specialist and pioneer of peelable heat shrink tubing (PHST) technology, Junkosha Inc., has initiated a license agreement with...

Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Technology Leaders : Tubing & Extrusion
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
News : Medical
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases, but a patient's experience with such...

Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications

Gas assist molding offers a variety of process and design advantages for medical equipment applications. It produces parts that are smooth and extremely cleanable,...

Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Features : Medical
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1

There has been a profound shift is taking place in the medical industry of more minimally invasive, quicker, and more-effective procedures....

Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1
News : Medical
GI Plastek, Precision Southeast Inc., and Plastics Solutions, Inc. Merge to Form PSI Molded Plastics

GI Plastek, Precision Southeast Inc., and Plastics Solutions, Inc. have merged to form PSI Molded Plastics. The three sister injection molding companies are all owned by Gladstone Investment. With the merger, each of the companies can now share...

Features : Medical
Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology
Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology

Engineering thermoplastics are widely used to manufacture a broad range of medical devices, from single-use syringes and applicators to...

Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Advanced Machining and Automation Reduce Medical Device Tubing Costs
Advanced Machining and Automation Reduce Medical Device Tubing Costs

In order to stay competitive in today’s medical device marketplace, it is imperative that companies continually invest in the latest technologies to ensure that they...

Advanced Machining and Automation Reduce Medical Device Tubing Costs

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