Tip Forming

Tip forming is a critical manufacturing process in the production of medical catheters.It used extensively in various medical procedures such as cardiovascular, urological, neurological, and gastroenterological applications. The process involves shaping the distal end tipof the catheter to meet specific functional and safety requirements.

What affect tip forming?

1. Materials : Catheters are typically made from medical-grade thermoplastics such as polyurethane, nylon, Teflon (PTFE), polyethylene, and silicone. The choice of material affects the tip forming process due to different melting points and material properties.

2. Tip Forming Techniques : There are several techniques used for catheter tip forming, including:
RF (Radio Frequency) Forming : Using radio frequency energy to heat and form the catheter tip. This method allows for precise control and is especially useful for complex shapes.

micro catheter tipping
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peek tube catheter tipping

1.8Fr Mirco catheter Tip Forming

Peek tube catheter tips

Catheter Diameter Reduction
cathetermelt soft tips
cathetermelt angle tip
cathetermelt guidewire tips

Catheter Diameter Reduction

Flashless Soft Tips

Ureteral Access sheath tips

Central Venous Catheter Melt Tips

Variable Catheter Lumen Diameter

Tip forming importance:

The functionality of a catheter often depends on the geometry and smoothness of its tip. A well-formed tip can reduce patient discomfort, prevent tissue damage during insertion, and facilitate the delivery of medications or the performance of diagnostic procedures.

As catheter-based procedures become more advanced and prevalent, the demand for precision in catheter tip forming increases. Catheter manufacturers continue to innovate with new materials and forming technologies to enhance the performance and safety of their products.

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