Plastic forming process method

Posted August 11th, 2016 in Technical Updates

Vante and PlasticWeld products utilize induction heating. This is a process that uses radio frequency energy broadcast through a specially formed cylindrical coil to heat up metal objects that are placed inside the coil. The process is very controllable, precise and repeatable.

Induction heating is used to heat a forming die to a specific temperature as the catheter tubing is inserted into it. The plastic polymer of the tubing is softened and reformed into the shape of the forming die. After cooling, the formed tube is removed from the die.