Catheter Dies

What is catheter dies?

Catheter Dies (also called catheter molds, Tip molds) play a vital role in medical device manufacturing. As the core tool for catheter tip forming, it has undergone several innovations to adapt to evolving medical technologies and market needs.

Why catheter dies are important in catheter technology innovation?

We divided into three parts to introduce. From its design, manufacturing and performance optimization.

Dies shape

First, Tip Forming Dies can be used to create new catheter shapes. By designing and manufacturing different shaped dies, catheters can be diversified and personalized. This is important to meet different clinical needs and disease treatment requirements. There are tipping ,flaring, overlap welds, radius tips, closed end tips, taper tips, balloon tips and welds, neck downs, multilumen applications and specialized in customized catheter shapes.

Secondly, Compared to manual manufacturing, the use of dies reduces human error, improves catheter accuracy and consistency, and reduces variability in manufacturing.

Dies Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as electric discharge machining (EDM), precision grinding, and wire erosion die cutting (WEDM), ensure that each catheter dies conform to the design requirements, thus providing a high quality catheter product.

Because of this, Catheter Dies’ lumens can be made very small, such as cathetermelt’s ability to produce catheters as small as 0.014″ guidewire and 1-2Fr catheters, this innovation that allows the catheter to be introduced into the patient’s body through smaller incisions or natural lumens, reducing surgical trauma and recovery time. Minimally invasive catheterization techniques include minimally invasive cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention and endoscopic procedures.

Dies performance

Last but not least, Catheter dies can determine the bending and torsional properties of catheter tips. By adjusting the shape and material selection of the mold, the catheter tip can be made to have the required flexibility and stiffness. Then It enables precise manipulation and control of the catheter by the physician.

In summary, Optimized design improves catheter performance and functionality. And manufacturing techniques enable high-quality catheter tip molds. Moreover, performance optimization meets changing market demands. As technology advances and innovations continue to emerge, there is reason to believe that catheter dies will continue to play a key role in driving innovation and advancement of catheter technology in healthcare and beyond.

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