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.

Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Barb Connectors

Qosina, Ronkonkoma, NY, has introduced 25 new tube-to-tube barb connectors to its portfolio. The connectors available in more than 500 configurations. These connectors...

Products: Medical
Plastic and Insert Molding

Okay Industries, New Britain, CT, has added plastic molding and insert molding to its metal tube forming, laser tube cutting, and precision stamping and machining operations....

Features: Materials

There’s strong demand for smart, new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies in the global medical device market. To meet this demand, medical device manufacturers...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

Global Innovations: Medical

Engineers at EPFL and ETH have developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery. It...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Three new low-pressure molding (LPM) materials are designed to seal and protect medical devices from moisture and temperature extremes.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Features: Medical
Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
Ask the Expert: Medical
Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.
Blog: Medical

NewAge Industries, Southampton, PA, has set up a companywide Priority Response Team to expedite orders from customers — from receipt of the order through shipping — involving COVID-19...

Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
The move toward miniaturization, from a medical tubing perspective, is picking up pace.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Features: Materials

As medical devices become smaller and more complex, designers and manufacturers are utilizing new and more sophisticated components to incorporate into their device designs. Patients...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Silicone Tube Measurement

Freudenberg Medical, Kaiserslautern, Germany, has developed a new technology to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes. The...

Features: Materials

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

Features: Medical

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...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Composite Medical Tubing

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

Products: Medical
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...

News: Tubing & Extrusion

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...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
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...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
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...

Briefs: Medical
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.
Supplements: Medical
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Supplements: Medical
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization

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,...

Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Why Cleanroom Assembly of Plastic Medical and Electronic Devices Requires...

Features: Regulations/Standards

Establishing Proper Validation of Extruded Silicone Tubing

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