How TE Connectivity wants to transform patient care

TE Connectivity (TE), a connectivity and sensor products and services company, is showcasing technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, Calif. Product experts from TE will be on site (Booth #3149) to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive device solutions are helping to transform

Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

Vention Medical expands PEEK extrusion offerings online

Vention Medical has expanded its extrusion offerings to their online store, offering 25 new and different configurations of PEEK extrusion tubing. It offers 30 different sizes of extrusion tubing, with PEEK’s extrusion sizes ranging from 0.5 FR to 13 FR, an OD of 0.051 mm to 4.267 mm and wall thickness ranging from 0.424 mm

Guill releases new layer extrusion tooling

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 Fluropolymer and other materials for

WilMarc Medical answers health care industry call to abolish toxic chemicals in devices

WilMarc Medical, a premier U.S. manufacturer of PVC-free and DEHP-free fittings, tubing and filters for anesthesia and other medical devices, announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Fort Collins, Colo. With this expansion, the company intends to provide employment to a larger number of people and boost the local economy. What makes the

What are the key considerations for choosing a tubing compound?

Peter M. Galland/Vinyl Division Industry Manager/Ross Van Royen/TPE Division Senior Market Manager/Teknor Apex Company Medical tubing manufacturers have a variety of compound options, ranging from flexible plastics to TPEs to natural and synthetic rubbers. The most widely used material by far is PVC, which for decades has been employed in numerous types of tubing. More

What are the best applications for ultra-thin-wall heat-shrink tubing?

Mark A. Saab/Chief Technology Officer/Vention Medical Ultra-thin-wall, medical-grade heat-shrink tubing is used in a variety of catheters and minimally invasive medical devices. Polyester (PET) heat-shrink tubing stands out from other heat-shrink tubing due to its ultra-thin walls, high strength and insulative properties. It is 10 to 100 times thinner than other heat-shrink tubing and more

What is co-extrusion tubing?

Tom Moore/Technical Sales Manager/Raumedic Inc.  Co-extrusion presses two or more materials through a single die, resulting in one piece. It requires two or more extruders, each providing a pre-measured quantity of molten plastics for the end product. Co-extruded tubing serves many purposes in the medical market, particularly with medical devices. Co-extruded tubes can contain internally hardened tubes

RSX extreme-force actuator designed for hydraulic cylinder replacement

Tolomatic’s new RSX hydraulic-class electric linear rod actuator meets the need for extreme forces and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the actuator’s roller-screw drive ensures long, consistent life. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection molding and sawmilling. The Tolomatic RSX family of

Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development

Graham Engineering and Bluestar Silicones jointly announced that Graham Engineering will lend equipment, including an American Kuhne 1.5 in. ULTRA RS silicone lab extruder and extrusion processing expertise, to create a silicone extrusion line at Bluestar Silicones’s 226,000 square foot technical center in York, S.C. for the collaboration. The site includes state-of-the-art clean rooms and

Trelleborg delivers low-friction seals to support infusion pumps

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions showcases its wide range of medical device and life science solutions including liquid silicone rubber parts, coatings, tubing and hose and an array of rubber-molded and multi-component products used to support advanced infusion devices and transdermal drug delivery at MD&M East in New York City. The choice of material compound, coating and

Simple, yet essential: Innovation in medical tubing design

Like the human bodies they’re designed to treat, medical devices are often composed of disparate systems. Linking those systems, much like the vasculature of the human body, are systems of tubes. Tubing provides passage for gas, fluid, electronics, and even micro-sized devices to travel seamlessly. With modern designs, tubes are often slated to play double-duty,

What are tubing connectors?

Tubing connectors for medical applications come in an almost endless variety, but the recent thrust in their design is to prevent accidental connections. For instance, by one estimate a hospital room could have nine different fluids in use, making the possibility of a misconnection too high. That makes it important to have a simple and

12-page paper explains thin-wall polyester heat-shrink tubing for medical devices

Vention Medical offers this 12 page brochure to discuss company capabilities. It is written by the company CTO Mark Saab. The Introduction and first page are here. For the rest: http://goo.gl/c6Zqpm The demand for less-invasive medical procedures is a major driving force in the medical device industry today. Smaller and thinner is better, especially in

Report: Precision Extrusion to add jobs after medical device tax suspension

Precision Extrusion is reportedly adding to its workforce now that the medical device tax has been temporarily suspended. President Barack Obama last month signed an omnibus tax and spending bill that pauses the medical device tax for 2 years. The 2-year hiatus on the 2.3% levy on all U.S. sales of medical devices is estimated to cost $3.4 billion,