Tubing/​Extrusion

Extrusion, Coextrusion, Microextrusion

Find the latest advancements in the extrusion, coextrusion, and microextrusion bioprinting processes. Extrusion methods are being applied to bioceramic production, plastic extrusion, and the manufacture of components for resorbable and implantable medical devices, including bioresorbable stents, and drug delivery.

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Features : Materials
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2

The long-term structural integrity of the substrate is critical for the development of medical devices approved for demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter...

Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion

In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are...

Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Medical Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® is ideal for use in...

Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
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 : Tubing & Extrusion
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 : Materials
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
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Technology Leaders : Medical
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
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
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
INSIDER : Medical
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing

To fulfill regulatory requirements, articles made from liquid silicone rubber must be post-cured, particularly if they are intended for sensitive applications. With a new...

Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
Features : Medical
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?

Healthcare-related tubing is used for fluid management and drainage as well as with anesthesiology and respiratory equipment, IVs, catheters, peristaltic pumps, and...

Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?
Briefs : Tubing & Extrusion
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 : Medical
Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding
Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding

As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out — “shish kebabs,” as polymer scientists call them. Nobody knows for sure what they are,...

Research Collaboration Could Reshape Injection Molding
Features : Medical
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
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: October 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: October 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large...

New Products and Services: October 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Materials
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable threat to patient safety, and they can have a significant impact on the survival rate of...

Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
INSIDER : Software
Re-engineering Injection Molding
Re-engineering Injection Molding

Researchers are getting a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. They hope to understand how these polymers crystallize during flow in order to put...

Re-engineering Injection Molding
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : 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.

Products : Medical
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
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
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasmall Heat Shrink Tubing

Junkosha, Tokyo, Japan, has released an ultra-small peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST) and a high-shrink ratio PHST. The ultrasmall PHST is...

Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
System Measures Nanoliter Flow Rates
System Measures Nanoliter Flow Rates

A microflow measurement system can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of liquids — as small as nanoliters. The invention is designed to fill a need in the rapidly expanding field of...

System Measures Nanoliter Flow Rates
News : Materials
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

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Bump or Tapered Tubing

Microspec has extruded bump tubing since 1990 and is recognized as an industry leader in multi-lumen bump extrusions. Bump extrusion technology has enabled designers to shrink distal dimensions while maximizing the functionality at the proximal end. Microspec led the industry with its development and introduction of micro multi-lumen bump extrusions.

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