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
As the medical industry migrates more to multi-layer, multi-lumen tubing for various uses, the extrusion die design and manufacturing supply chain has likewise evolved. That includes new crosshead designs. Bill Conley, Guill Tool & Engineering Medical tubing manufacturers are increasingly turning to assorted types of multi-chambered … [Read more...] about Crosshead construction for medical tubing: What you need to know
Charles Darwin wrote, "In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." Medical device companies get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those big … [Read more...] about How’d they do that? 7 innovations from medical device contract manufacturers
Guill Tool & Engineering’s Micro Medical crosshead features a patented single-point concentricity adjustment that could enable greater extrusion automation. Officials at Guill Tool & Engineering (West Warwick, R.I.) think they could bring medical tubing extruders’ capabilities to new heights through their recently released Micro Medical … [Read more...] about Could this new Guill extrusion crosshead enable medical tubing innovation?
Guill has released the latest generation of its Series 800, the 2-to-6 layer extrusion tooling that is designed to produce the highest quality, highest material-efficient 1/8 in. to 6 in. OD tubing for automotive, medical, appliance and industrial applications. The redesigned Series 800 produces flawlessly smooth extrusion and layer definition of … [Read more...] about Guill releases new layer extrusion tooling