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You want solutions fast. We understand. To move your catheter project along, no matter at what stage you approach us, we’ve put resources into place to meet your needs.
Dies for Proof-of-Concept and Rapid Prototyping
CATHTIP maintains an in-house die and drill library of over 400 configurations. This means we can usually utilize one of these resources for your proof-of-concept. A die is found that closely approximates your part geometry. Accommodations are made and we produce samples using your specific extrusion.
3D Die Printing
If one of our in-house dies doesn’t closely meet your application’s tip geometry we can 3D print a die out of high temp plastic materials or ceramic. 3D printing enables us to make custom dies in about a day! Our CAD team takes your drawing, drafts a die using our proprietary CathTip flashless tipping design, then programs one of our 3D printers to print it. In just a few hours a die with your custom geometry is ready to start making parts. 3D printing is not a robust solution for production, but it works well as an option for rapid proof of concept and prototyping, saving you time and money.
Additionally, CATHTIP operates an in-house machine shop to fabricate proprietary full production dies to our – and your – exacting standards.
Our customers enjoy extended production life and optimal RF-induction response with CATHTIP’s superior catheter tipping dies made from high-density carbide. These dies are extremely durable and resistant to wear from production cycles and cleaning operations. We also offer alternate materials, such as stainless steel and nickel should there be sufficient reason.
CATHTIP machines can perform multiple processes on one machine. We do this with “black box tooling,” a configuration that holds the die setup and can be quickly changed over from one process to another.
All these dies and tooling are manufactured to precise standards in-house. This means you receive premium, U.S. machined parts in a timely manner. Outfitted with CNC, lathes, EDM and more, we can respond quickly to your growing needs.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming trade shows.
View several machines in operation and examine catheter samples to see the fantastic output quality:
BioMed San Jose, Dec. 4-5, Booth #208
MD&M West, Feb. 11-13, Booth #953
Catheter Solutions for R&D and Production
Contact us about your project today