Syringes remain an integral part of the medical industry, yet they are often an afterthought in the R&D or production phase. William Foley, Air-Tite Products [Image courtesy of Air-Tite Products] With the wide variety of options available on the market containing fundamental differences in design and composition, can the syringe selection … [Read more...] about What is the difference between two-part and three-part syringes?
Marposs this week launched its Aeroel Extuline laser measuring system for diameter control and flaw detection of opaque or transparent extruded products. The measuring system is designed for products such as medical tubing, glass pipes, sections, and electric cables. It features an on-line diameter measurement and automatically prevents the … [Read more...] about Marposs debuts laser measuring system for tubing
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
Stryker this week said it launched its Surpass Evolve flow diverter after it received FDA approval. The flow diverter is a 64-wire cobalt-chromium device designed to re-direct blood flow and promote aneurysm healing. It follows the company's launch of Surpass Streamline in 2018. "This device builds on the success of Surpass Streamline, … [Read more...] about Stryker launches cobalt chromium flow diverter
Hospitals' need for single-use surgical instruments may spike as they resume elective procedures following the worst of COVID-19. Outsourcing with a credible tubing partner allows OEMs to focus on core competencies internally and free up other resources for maximum competitive advantage. Jim Jock, Micro As elective surgeries resume during … [Read more...] about How the resumption of elective surgery may spur demand for high-volume surgical instruments
Graham Engineering announced today that it has added a new extrusion clamp with electro-mechanical actuation to its American Kuhne product line. The AutoGrip power clamp is safer and simpler to operate than manual devices and provides more repeatable clamping forces, according to York, Pa.-based Graham Engineering. It is designed to reduce … [Read more...] about Graham Engineering adds extrusion clamp
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
Medtech companies have demanded increasingly complex geometries in medical tubing. Here's a rundown of five manufacturing processes that could help them get there. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Here are several tubing processes that may be of interest to medical device designers: Geometric transition extrusion With … [Read more...] about 5 medical tubing manufacturing processes to achieve complex geometries
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?
Guill (West Warwick, R.I.) recently introduced the 800 Series Hybrid, a new version of its 800 series of multi-layered extrusion tooling. The 800 Series Hybrid, according to Guill, retains the benefits of the overall 800 series: compact design, low residence time and a common deflector bore that eliminates tolerance stack up. But company … [Read more...] about Guill introduces new 800 Series Hybrid extrusion tooling