Catheter Tipping Tooling production process

Catheter Tipping Tooling are precision tools used to manufacture medical catheter tips. The design of medical catheter tips is critical to ensure patient comfort and minimize tissue damage during catheter insertion.

Below is a basic process that may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but typically CatheterMelt manufacturer includes the following key steps:

  • Design Review
    Before manufacturing the catheter tipping tools, CatheterMelt’s technical department uses CAD software to design and draw the molds, and then the technical supervisor conducts a detailed review to ensure that the design is reasonable.
  • Material Inspection
    Before the catheter tipping tools is built, all raw materials are inspected to ensure that the material quality meets the requirements. This may include testing the chemical and physical properties of the material.
  • In-process Monitoring
    During the manufacturing of catheter tipping tools, the various stages of production need to be monitored to ensure that the process meets predetermined process parameters. This may involve real-time monitoring of equipment parameters such as temperature, pressure, speed, etc.
  • Dimensional and Visual Inspection
    After the catheter tipping tools have been produced, a dimensional inspection will be carried out to ensure that the dimensions of the mold meet the design specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Visual inspection is also performed to identify any surface defects or inconsistencies.
  • Functional Testing
    Functional testing is a critical step to ensure that the catheter tipping tools work as intended. This usually involves mounting the catheter tipping tools on a state-of-the-art molding machine and performing a series of trial runs to verify the functionality of the catheter tipping tools.
  • Final Inspection
    Before a catheter tipping tool is approved for production, a final inspection is performed. This is usually a comprehensive audit process that includes repeating previous dimensional and functional tests to ensure consistency and reliability.
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
    Each stage of the entire quality control process needs to be recorded and documented in detail for traceability and regulatory compliance. This also includes any non-conformance reports and records of corrective action.
  • Continuous Improvement
    Continuous evaluation and improvement of the catheter tipping tools design and manufacturing process based on quality control data and production feedback.
  • customer feedback
    After the catheter tipping tools is delivered to the customer and used in actual production, customer feedback is collected to evaluate the actual performance of the catheter tipping tools and as part of continuous improvement.

Catheter Tipping Tooling production effect display:

cathetermelt guidewire tips
butt welds
Catheter Diameter Reduction

Guidewire Tips

Catheter Butt-weld 

Long Taper Tips

cathetermelt dilator tips
multi-lumen catheter tip 960
closed end tip round

Dialtor Tips

Multi-lumen catheter applications

Closed End Tip

catheter tip forming 1
cathetermelt soft tips
Catheter tip forming die Sheath Introducer Tips

Variable Catheter Lumen Diameter

Soft Tips

Sheath tips

cathetermelt RADIUS TIP
cathetermelt catheter tip forming die CVC

Radius Tips

CVC Melt Tips

Catheter tipping machine

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