Catheter Tipping Dies and Forming Tools

Dies and forming tools

We specialize in the design and production of tip forming dies to suit your production requirements. Die production starts with the selection of high quality alloys. State-of-the-art CNC equipment is used in the production of our precision tipping dies. Multi-site production in fully staffed machine shops maximizes production capacity to provide the shortest lead times possible. Depending on the application, some alloys can be heat treated for greater resistance to abrasive plastics or mandrel insertion. Non-stick coatings are also available for some die configurations.
Our tipping dies are designed and manufactured with our customers in mind. Easy mandrel removal and replacement are key features that enable maximized production in your facility.

  • Nickel dies are used for severe undercuts and other features that cannot be produced in conventional steel dies.
  • Standard dies are made from high quality machined stainless steel for long life and minimal maintenance.
  • Hardened dies are made from a machined wear-resistant and heat treated alloy to withstand the most abusive production environments.
  • Carbide dies are produced for the most severe applications.

Applications

Catheter Urinary Tip with polished eyes
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Polished Eye Forming

Polished Eye Forming

Many single-use drainage devices, like urinary drainage catheters, must be designed to prevent tissue damage and the resulting increased chances for serious infections. Patients using these catheters often do not have the sensory capacity to know if their tissues are being damaged or not. They must rely on the device’s design and quality for their own safety. Eyelets with smooth, radiused external edges and consistently shaped IDs are critical design features which requires a precise, repeatable production process. A wide variation in tube sizes, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the eye forming process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 5Fr up to 24Fr
  • Number of Eyelets: up to 4
  • Eyelet Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals of varying lengths & widths
  • Eyelet Orientation: on the same axis or 180 degrees apart
  • Materials: Primarily PVC and some TPEs. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.

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Skiving
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Skiving

Skiving

Many single-use devices utilize eyelets as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located eyelets with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the skiving process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 3Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Eye Configurations: arc segments produced from a round punch
  • Number of eyelets: please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Orientation of eyelets: standard is either all aligned on the same axis or 180 degrees apart. Others available – please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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hole drilling
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Hole Drilling

Hole Drilling

Many single-use devices utilize round holes as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located holes with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number, size & orientation of holes adds extra layers of complexity to the drilling process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 3Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Hole sizes:020” dia and larger
  • Number of holes: up to 50 within a 6 inch length
  • Orientation of holes: any spacing and rotation between successive holes is possible
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for highly rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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Catheter Punched Hole
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Punched Holes

Punched Holes

Many single-use devices utilize eyelets as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located eyelets with clean cut and burr-free edges are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the skiving process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 5Fr and up
  • Tube configuration: single or multi lumen
  • Hole Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals
  • Number of holes: please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Orientation of holes: standard is either all aligned on the same axis or 180 degrees apart. Others available – please consult with your sales agent to discuss your specific requirements
  • Materials: Virtually all flexible or non-rigid polymers including PVC, PU, Pebax, PP, LDPE, EVA, PA and others. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up (single tube processed with each cycle)

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Side Port
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Side Porting

Side Porting

Many single-use devices utilize side ports as a means for collecting or dispersing fluids, or supporting device deployment / actuation components.  Precise, consistently located side ports are critical design features that can only be produced using precision production equipment. A wide variation in tube sizes, number of lumen in the tube, number & orientation of side ports  and side porting configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.


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Hot Eye Forming

Hot Eye Forming

Many single-use devices must be designed to minimize tissue damage and the resulting increased chances for serious infections.  Eyelets with smooth, radiused external edges and consistently shaped IDs are critical design features which requires a precise, repeatable production process. A wide variation in tube sizes, number & orientation of eyelets and eyelet configurations adds extra layers of complexity to the eye forming process.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your specific production challenges.

  • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 6Fr and up
  • Number of Eyelets: up to 4
  • Eyelet Configurations: round and straight-sided ovals of varying lengths & widths
  • Eyelet Orientation: on the same axis or 180 degrees apart
  • Materials: Primarily PVC and some TPEs. Not suitable for rigid polymers
  • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up and 2-up systems depending on project details.

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