Top 5 Things You Should Know About Catheter Tipping dies

Catheter tipping dies are the core components of a tip forming machine. While the catheter tipping dies are primarily used for the molding of medical catheters, the die is responsible for giving the catheter tip its specific shape and structure. The two are closely related and are a complete manufacturing process.

In recent years, with the continuous progress of medical technology, the requirements for catheter tips have become higher and higher. The design and manufacturing level of the molds directly affects the performance of the catheter tip. How to choose the right tip mold? The following 5 things you should know about catheter tipping dies when purchasing:

1. Catheter tipping dies life

It is very important to choose wear-resistant and accurate mold materials, which can improve the accuracy and consistency of the catheter tip. The choice of mold material needs to consider the hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and other factors, in order to extend the service life of the mold.

2. Dies production results

In the selection of mold suppliers, and manufacturers to fully communicate with them to understand their technical level and production capacity in the mold manufacturing is very necessary. You can ask the supplier to provide samples for test printing, in order to assess the actual production effect of the mold.

3. Whether to provide matching mandrels

Manufacturers are best able to provide matching mandrels and molds, so that one-stop shopping can be achieved to improve production efficiency and convenience. Mandrel material, size and precision also need to match the mold. 

4. Demolding performance

The die’s demolding performance is very important, it is very important to choose a mold structure that can facilitate demolding. When purchasing, you can consider coating the surface of the mold to improve the release and extend the service life. However, care needs to be taken to ensure the durability of the coating material so that it does not peel off prematurely and adhere to the conduit. Sometimes it is also necessary to use a mold release agent in conjunction with the mold.

5. Cost

Mold difficulty determines the price of the mold, different materials, structure of the mold cost will be different, need to weigh the cost-effective, choose the best solution. Also consider the service life of the mold to assess the overall cost of long-term.

Changzhou rapid solutions Co., Ltd. has rich experience in catheter tip forming dies to mandrels, and can provide catheter and guidewire tip forming dies. We are able to produce 1-40Fr catheter tipping dies and 0.014”-0.038” guidewire tipping dies, and welcome medical device manufacturers contact us.

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