Posted March 22nd, 2014 in News

Vante Inc. has expanded its machine shop capacity and capability with new advanced mandrel fabrication equipment.

“Vante is now able to provide improved customer support through our new mandrel capability, since they no longer need to source their mandrels from a third party,” said the company’s president, Brent Fausett. “They can simply contact Vante, the original manufacturer. We believe this is a great value add. In addition, we can fulfill small quantity orders with short lead-time fabrication of custom geometry mandrels, and provide different mandrel sizes and types for research and development.”

Tucson, Ariz.-based Vante specializes in the four categories of catheter manufacturing equipment, biopharmaceutical equipment, industrial applications and OEM solutions. Its products include proprietary manufacturing systems, industrial tube sealers, and plastic sealing and welding technology.

According to the firm’s leadership, Vante’s mandrels can be made in a wide range of materials and with optional coatings. The company’s mandrel capabilities include: profiles less than 0.005 inches; tight tolerance plus or minus 0.0002 inches; complex features such as tapers, steps, and oval Ds; surface finish down to 4 microns; multi-piece assemblies, and certification with state-of-the-art optical inspection equipment.

Common materials include nitinol, stainless steel, tool steel and brass. Coatings include PFOA-free PTFE and parylene.

Vante designs, develops and manufactures process systems for the disposable medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. Recently acquired by Machine Solutions, Inc., the combined organizations have more than 10,000 machine installations, annual revenues approaching $35 million and more than 110 employees worldwide. St. Louis, Mo.-based equity investment firm Forsyth Capital acquired Machine Solutions Inc. in 2011. – See more at: