Guidewire Tip Forming Machines: The Basics You Need to Know

Coated guidewires are widely used in interventional procedures due to their good biocompatibility and low coefficient of friction. A coated guidewire tip forming machine is a device specifically designed to attach a plastic layer to the tip of a metallic guidewire. This equipment is able to precisely control the thickness and shape of the plastic layer, ensuring that the tip of the guidewire can be safely and accurately navigated to a specific location within the body.

Guidewire processing methods can be categorized:

Mechanical molding: this is one of the traditional methods of molding guidewire tips. Tip molding is achieved by physically deforming the guidewire through mechanical machining processes such as clamping, shearing, and grinding. The mechanical molding method is relatively simple, but there may be problems such as tip rupture, uneven deformation and restricted tip shape.

RF welding high frequency induction heating is a new and better method of guidewire tip shaping.This method utilizes thermal energy to shape the tip of the guidewire. And it can precise control of the temperature and heating time of the guidewire, resulting in more accruate tip molding. CatheterMelt guidewire tipping machine use this technology helps guidewire manufacturers produce fguidewire tipping more easily and save costs.

Selection Points

The following factors should be considered when selecting a plastic-coated guidewire tip forming machine:

  • Accuracy and repeatability: The equipment needs to be able to precisely control the tip shape.
  • Productivity: The speed and stability of the equipment has a direct impact on productivity and cost.
  • Ease of operation: The operator interface of the equipment should be intuitive and easy to understand for training and operation.
  • Maintenance and support: When choosing a brand and provider, consider the maintenance services and technical support they offer.

To summarize

Plastic-coated guidewire tip molding machine is an important piece of equipment in the production of interventional medical guidewires. Its use ensures the quality and performance of the guidewire tip, thereby contributing to the success of the procedure and patient safety. When selecting and operating this type of equipment, due consideration should be given to factors such as precision, compatibility, efficiency, and ease of maintenance in order to achieve the goal of high-quality production. CatheterMelt is your best choice for guidewire tipping machine.

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CM110-Guidewire Tipping Machine Description

Size L x W xH

480 x 330 x 275mm


110V / 220V, 200W, 50Hz

Heating Elements


Heating Range


Maximum Temperature Accuracy

+/- 2℃

Air Pressure


Catheter Diameter Treatment Range

0.014-0.038inch for guidewire

Applicable Molding Material

PVC, PEBAX, PU, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PA, FEP and other Thermoplastic polymers

Applicable Products

 coated guidewire


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