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Services

 

Cath-Tip’s priority is to support our customer’s production goals.

In addition to premier catheter tipping and hole punching machines, tooling and equipment, we offer:

 1.  A Proven Process to assist at any stage of the catheter manufacturing process.  

2.  Technician support via phone, video, and on-site.  

3.  Equipment leasing. 

4.  Service contracts.

1. CATHTIP’s Proven Process

Meet your launch goals! Cath-Tip’s Development Team is available to support your R&D Department in formulating fabrication methods for the production process. Whether it is a simple tip or a complex assembly with multiple materials and operations, the Cath-Tip team stands ready to perform the work for proof of concept all the way to production. Contact us and we can discuss your project details.

 

CATHTIP PROVEN PROCESS, STEP #1: Rapid Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept

You have a project – a new catheter that needs to be developed or an existing part that needs to be improved. You might be on a tight timeline and want to know if the project is feasible – quickly, but not costly. We can develop proof-of-concept sample parts for you. Our normal lead time is 1-2 weeks, but can expedite to 2-4 days if needed. Cost is minimal since we utilize off-the-shelf tooling in our R&D lab, which contains over 100 die geometries and hole drill bits. What you can expect from our technology and equipment are flashless tips and burr-free holes.

You might need help with material selection:  We can help you determine what material will work best in terms of performance and manufacturability by running samples with each material type.

 

CATHTIP PROVEN PROCESS, STEP #2: Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Your medical device needs to be precise. In the Prototyping Stage we help you optimize the design and produce custom tooling to meet tight tolerance requirements (+/- .0003″). The Cath-Tip team has years of expertise designing and developing production-worthy components.

We first analyze customer drawings and discuss the design with the customer. Then the tooling is drafted and reviewed. Next we have the tooling manufactured and once received, we verify that tooling was made to spec and can produce quality parts. Lastly, we develop a recipe and produce exact-to-spec samples and ship them to the customer to do their testing.

 

CATHTIP PROVEN PROCESS, STEP #3: Process Refinement

Process Refinement

CATHTIP’s process refinement optimizes the process and is critical to move that catheter into successful, high-quality manufacturing.  It is also a valued step to improve the current quality level of an existing catheter product.

For the customer to integrate repeatable semi-automation, we replace the elements of the development process that were done manually with production grade stainless steel and anodized aluminum tooling and fixtures.  This facilitates long-term, repeatable quality production.  Manual operation variables are removed and development data collected to set and provide optimal output parameters. 

 

CATHTIP PROVEN PROCESS, STEP #4: Contract Manufacturing

Clean Room Production

After your catheter process has been refined by CATHTIP product specialists, you can choose one of two paths. 1:  Purchase the equipment and custom tooling to run production at your facility.   2:  Have the parts produced by CATHTIP trained technicians in our ISO 14644-1 Certified Class 7 cleanroom.  We can produce any quantity for short or long term depending on what makes more sense to your organization. 

 
CATHTIP offers an ISO 14611-1 Certified Class 7 cleanroom.  Our component production services include:  quality control, process validation services, high yield, and low risk manufacturing.  The Cathtip development team transfers your process to the production technicians and oversees the production launch.  Whether small runs or high volumes, CATHTIP provides expert manufacturing services, superior equipment & consistent quality to support YOUR product’s success.

 

CATHTIP PROVEN PROCESS, STEP #5: Machine Acquisition

Machine Acquisition

CATHTIP offers two superior RF catheter tipping machine models:  The Magnum and The Quantum.

Both machines use the same black box tooling sets to produce premium quality parts.  Both provide repeatable processes, rapid cycles, and high yield rates – whether in high-volume production or R&D lab work. 

 

Call 435-628-1775 to get started using our Proven Process or send us your drawings via

2. Technician Services

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Begin with a phone call – describe the situation and a Cath-Tip technician will suggest next steps. 435-628-1775

 

Sometimes a visual is needed and for that Cath-Tip offers web-based video support.

A Cath-Tip technician can Skype or FaceTime with an engineer, allowing him to see the monitor display, tooling setup and part output exactly as the engineer does. The technician will walk your engineer through testing, training, implementation or troubleshooting steps. 435-628-1775

 

 

 

The Magnum’s onboard PC allows a Cath-Tip technician to log in remotely and control most functions of the machine from our facility.

This feature may be used for diagnostics, troubleshooting, training, or upgrading software to a newer version. 435-628-1775

 

 

To secure maximum up-time, it may be most effective for a Cath-Tip technician to visit a customer’s facility.

Cath-Tip offers on-site technicians to assist with:

  • New Process Implementation – We can help fine-tune your new device’s production process.
  • Calibration – Increase up-time and improve yield with routine calibration of your machines.
  • Training – Equip one or more employees with the knowledge of best operating practices. We offer 1- and 2-day training sessions, as well as Lunch ‘n’ Learns. (OR send your employees to us for training.)
  • Troubleshooting – We stand by our equipment and want your machines up and running those quality parts.

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3. Equipment Leasing

Cath-Tip listened to customers’ financing needs and now offers a capital equipment lease option.

If this is the solution to meet your production goals, contact us today to get started: email sales@cathtip.com or call 435-628-1775

“Your new lease option is just what our accounting department wanted to hear! Leasing allowed us to acquire the two machines we needed to meet our increasing production demands.”

~ southern California

4. Service Contracts

Call 435-628-1775 or email us for details on our equipment service contracts.