Catheter Tipping Machines & Applications

 Industy Leading Catheter Tipping Solutions

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Our Catheter Tipping Equipment Expertise

Today’s catheter delivery systems rely on increasingly complex shapes, constructions and polymers to deliver their intended treatment.  Many of the catheter tipping and end forming application complexities can only be consistently achieved through advanced technology and proper application of sound engineering principles.

Vante and PlasticWeld Systems equipment is the global standards for tipping and end forming equipment.  Superior heating technology, proprietary thermal profiling and a defined customer engagement process lead by our experienced engineers – assure you get the best results possible.

Vante Onyx

Multi-Up Thermal Forming System

Vante Ruby tipping and bonding system

Turnkey, High-Volume Production Equipment with Smart Mold Technology

Vante Saffire catheter tipping and bonding system

Precision Catheter Tip Forming Machine

Jade Catheter tipping, forming, welding system

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Trachial and Angle Tips

Advantages of partnering with Vante and PlasticWeld Systems for catheter tipping and end forming include:

  • Wide range of technology options and experience to match the customer requirements with the optimal solution and price point.
  • Turnkey solutions which will allow you to make parts and validate your process fast!
  • Robust equipment that is proven in high volume environments, reduces cycle times and eliminates secondary operations like cutting flash.
  • Dedicated applications engineering and process development team to advise on product design and deliver turnkey process solutions.
  • Global service team that can respond quickly in your time of need
  • One stop shop for machines, tooling, development and prototypes

Available Tipping Programs & Services

We have a variety of proven processes that have been developed to scale manufacturing capabilities. Your products will be closely monitored from the start of the R&D process, all the way to production utilizing Vante & Plasticweld System superior equipment, dis, tooling and proven processes.

Quickly produce sample components to prove design concepts and secure high volume production projects.

Produce high quality products at high yields with equipment that is easy to validate.

Design and production of tip forming dies to suit your production requirements.

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TIPPING APPLICATIONS WE SPECIALIZE IN

Tapered or conical tips are a standard configuration for many catheter applications, but don’t let their simple shape fool you.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 90mm
  • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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    bullet tips / closed end tips

    Closed end tips are a standard configuration for many catheter applications, but don’t let their simple shape fool you.  Their precise external geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 90mm
    • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

     


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      Neckdowns

      Neckdown tips are often used as an intermediate step to facilitate location of marker bands or other features in many catheters. Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for consistent and reliable fitment to other components.  They require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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        Catheter End Forming

        Tip and End Forming

        Non-symmetrical tips are becoming a standard configuration for many advanced catheter applications. Their precise, unique external geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 4Fr 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 25mm
        • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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          Catheter Sheeth Tips

          Sheath tips have special configuration requirements to assure proper functioning of the device.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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.
          • Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 15mm
          • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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            dilator tips

            Dilator tips require precise external and internal geometric configurations to perform properly. 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 90mm
            • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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              Catheter IV Tip Forming

              IV tips are a standard and sometimes challenging catheter application. Their relatively small size and ultra thin-walled tubing creates a difficult challenge for most tipping platforms.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately.  Vante and PlasticWeld diverse equipment options provide you with unmatched versatility to meet your IV tip production challenges.

              • Tube OD Range: Tube sizes ranging from 22ga and up
              • Geometry Configurations: Including thin-walled tips, profiled ID transitions
              • Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 10mm
              • Materials: Polymers generally include PTFE.
              • 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

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                Catheter guidewire tips on Catheter Tip Forming Machine

                Guidewire tips can be a challenge to produce.  The combination of wire core and thin external polymer sheath, along with precise external shapes require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. A wide variation in 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.

                • OD Range: OD sizes ranging from 0.014” and larger
                • Geometry Configurations: Including rounded tips
                • Tip Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm and longer
                • Materials: Polymers usually include: PU & PU blends, PEBAX and others.
                • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.

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                  Radius tips Made on Vante and PlasticWeld Systems equipment

                  Radius tips are a standard configuration for many catheter applications, but don’t let their simple shape fool you.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 10mm
                  • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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                    Trachial and Angle Tips

                    Angle tips are a standard configuration for many catheter applications, but don’t let their simple shape fool you.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 10Fr up to 45Fr
                    • Geometry Configurations: Including thin-walled tips, thick walled and stepped OD’s.
                    • Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 20mm
                    • Materials: Typical polymers include PVC, HDPE, LDPE and Pebax.
                    • 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

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                      Catheter Multi-Lumen Neckdown

                      A growing number of advanced catheter applications utilize multiple lumens in a tube.  Tips are designed to close off some lumens while keeping others open.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 90mm
                      • Materials: All thermoplastic polymers can be formed: including LDPE, HDPE, PE copolymers, PP, PU & PU blends, PEBAX, FEP, 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

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                        soft tips

                        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

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                          CVC and Skiving

                          CVC tips require precise external geometric configurations, along with the need for a securely bonded interface, are critical to proper functioning of the catheter.  They require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately and while providing reliable, maximum strength bonds. 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 and larger
                          • Geometry Configurations: standard radius tip thermally bonded to main catheter shaft
                          • 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.

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                            Catheter Urinary Tip with polished eyes

                            Urinary tips are a specialized subset of closed end tips.  Their precise external geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately while providing an ultra-smooth exterior surface to maximize patient comfort. A wide variation in tube sizes, along with a number of tip configurations and polymer choices adds 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 5Fr up to 24Fr
                            • Geometry Configurations: Including standard bullet tips, Coude, Tiemann and open tip configurations.
                            • Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 25mm
                            • Materials: Thermoplastic polymers typically include PVC and PU.
                            • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.

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                              Catheter Tracheal angle tips

                              Tracheal tips are a specialized subset of angle tips.  Their precise external and internal geometric configurations are designed for specific functions, and they require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately. 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 10Fr up to 45Fr
                              • Geometry Configurations: angled ends, straight ends with radiused edges
                              • Taper Lengths: Tip lengths ranging from 1mm up to 20mm
                              • Materials: Typical polymers include PVC.
                              • Standard Machine Configurations: 1-up, 2-up and 4-up systems depending on project details.

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                                Catheter Angiographic Tip

                                Angiographic tips require precise external geometric configurations, along with the need for a securely bonded interface, are critical to proper functioning of the catheter.  They require a precise, repeatable process to be formed accurately and while providing reliable, maximum strength bonds. 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 and larger
                                • Geometry Configurations: standard radius tip thermally bonded to main catheter shaft
                                • 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.

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