A partnership with Omron Automation Americas enabled Alpine Laser to create what it describes as an easy-to-support, modular machine for cutting stainless steel medical tubing. Alpine Laser (Bloomington, Minnesota) recently launched its medical-tube-cutting Medicut Pro. Alpine Laser describes the Medicut Pro as a purpose-driven and ultra-fast … [Read more...] about How Alpine Laser created its medical tube cutting workstation
The advantages of laser-cut tube (LCT) catheters
Here’s how laser-cut tube (LCT) catheters compare to traditional catheters: the design process, functional advantages, test methods and cost comparisons. DeviceTalks The medical device community has a long history of using braided and coil-based catheter constructs. But these traditional constructs present multiple performance-based issues. … [Read more...] about The advantages of laser-cut tube (LCT) catheters
Syneo sold to investment firm
Private equity firm Arcline Investment Management announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Syneo from Rockwood Equity. Syneo is a vertically-integrated machine, tooling and services company focused on the interventional medtech industry as well as specialty “press-fit” printed circuit board applications. Syneo has thousands of … [Read more...] about Syneo sold to investment firm
How medtech contract manufacturers are managing during the coronavirus pandemic
From invoking their business continuity plans to marshaling their pandemic teams, medical device contract manufacturers are finding ways to keep business going during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical Design & Outsourcing conducted an informal survey of manufacturers and other companies that serve the medtech industry. Here’s some of what we … [Read more...] about How medtech contract manufacturers are managing during the coronavirus pandemic
This new Syneo system combines catheter drilling and cutting processes
Syneo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) recently announced the release of its Accu-Drill DC402C system, which integrates hole drilling with cutting to precision lengths. Accu-Drill DC402C system combines features of Syneo's Accu-Cut 202L and Accu-Drill SD402C. The result, according to Syneo, is less catheter component manufacturing costs, increased … [Read more...] about This new Syneo system combines catheter drilling and cutting processes
How do flow dynamics work with extrusion tooling?
Medical tubing makers need to carefully control and tune their extrusion tooling to very tight tolerances in a cost-efficient manner. Flow channel geometry plays a critical role. Denis Finn, Guill Tool & Engineering The extrusion process brings with it several challenges, and a frontrunner is product quality, especially when it comes to … [Read more...] about How do flow dynamics work with extrusion tooling?