Soft, bonded tips are a standard configuration for many catheter applications. Their precise external and internal geometric configurations, along with the need for a securely bonded interface, are critical to proper functioning of the catheter and patient comfort. Soft tips require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately and reliable, maximum strength bonding. A wide variation in tube sizes, tip configurations and polymer choices add extra layers of complexity to the tip forming process. Vante and PlasticWeld diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.
Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 2Fr up to 45Fr
Geometry Configurations: Including thin-walled tips, profiled ID transitions, thick walled and stepped OD’s.
Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 15mm
Materials: Most thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including PU & PU blends, PEBAX and many others.
Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.
Customized tooling enhancements to provide precise positioning of critical internal features