Posted October 22nd, 2013 in News

TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwired – Oct 25, 2013) –  Vante, a global leader in radiofrequency thermal forming equipment, has recently expanded its machine shop capacity and capability with brand new advanced mandrel fabrication equipment. Having provided mandrels for years in conjunction with their proprietary molds, this expansion means that Vante is now truly a one-stop shop for client company mandrel needs.

Vante looks forward to discussing its new mandrel capabilities at Booth #705 of MD&M Minneapolis on October 28th, 29th, and 30th.

“Vante’s new mandrel capability translates into improved customer support, since they no longer need to source their mandrels from a third party,” states Vante President Brent Fausett. “They can simply contact Vante, the original manufacturer. Also, we can fulfill small quantity orders with short lead-time fabrication of custom geometry mandrels, as well as provide different mandrel sizes and types for research and development. We believe these are great value adds.”

Vante’s high precision, tight tolerance mandrels can be made in a wide range of materials, and with optional coatings. As a single source supplier for both R&D and production mandrels to support all thermal processing equipment, the company also provides:

  • Custom packaging and shipping,
  • Large orders with staggered delivery schedule, and
  • ISO certification.

Vante mandrel capabilities are as follows:

  • Profiles less than 0.005″,
  • Tight tolerance ±0.0002″,
  • Complex features such as tapers, steps, and oval D’s,
  • Surface finish down to 4µ,
  • Multi-piece assemblies, and
  • Certified with state-of-the-art optical inspection equipment.

Vante mandrel common materials are as follows:

  • Nitinol
  • Stainless steel
  • Tool steel
  • Brass

Vante mandrel common coatings are as follows:

  • PFOA-free PTFE, and
  • Parylene

Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, 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 10,000+ machine installations, annual revenues approaching $35 million and more than 110 team members worldwide. The company brings their richness of culture and process automation experience to the interventional medical device industry around the globe. St. Louis-based hybrid equity investment firm Forsyth Capital acquired Machine Solutions Inc. in 2011.

About Machine Solutions, Inc.:
As the Global Leader of Innovative Equipment and Services to the Medical Device Industry, we enhance our customers’ ability to improve quality of life while enriching our people, their families and communities. For more information please visit

About MSI:
MSI was founded with the mission of providing innovative and effective proprietary mechanical solutions to a variety of complex process, testing and device design challenges. MSI has been instrumental in automating manual processes within catheter and stent manufacturing operations and within the medical device industry. For more information please visit

About Vante Inc.:
Vante is a global technology company that designs and produces products for the precise manipulation of medical plastics. Specializing in the four categories of catheter manufacturing equipment, biopharmaceutical equipment, industrial applications and OEM solutions, Vante’s products include their own manufacturing systems, industrial tube sealers, and plastic sealing and welding technology. Vante’s dedicated research and development team designs all of its products and has been awarded more than 50 patents to date. For additional information please visit

About Forsyth Capital Investors, LLC:
Forsyth Capital Investors is a St. Louis-based investment firm focused on making long-term investments in middle-market companies operating in the capital equipment and component manufacturing and insurance services sectors. Forsyth Capital’s investment approach offers a balanced blend of private equity fundamentals and significant operational expertise made possible by its strategic relationship with Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc., a diversified capital equipment manufacturer. Because of its unique relationship with an active operating company, Forsyth Capital Investors offers many of the value-added resources of a strategic partner, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and autonomy of the portfolio company’s leadership team. For more information please visit