We are creating solutions every week! With our Proven Process we come alongside manufacturers just like you to aid in quality, speed and accuracy. Read a Success Story where we solved a customer’s development struggles to get their prototype ready for production. Learn about coil adjustment for precision heat control. And don’t forget about our exclusive offer: half off tooling package with every Magnum purchase – good until 12-31-15!
Have a nice tapered tip with smooth transition to the balloon – without damaging the balloon with heat.
CHALLENGES: Prevent heat from reaching the balloon and swell of the shaft… while dealing with inconsistency of material from lot to lot.
SOLUTION: After proof of concept, the key to success was the tooling design. Cath-Tip engineers designed a die with the custom geometry that would meet the customer’s goals. A captive mandrel was also appropriate for this application in order to create flashless tips. The Cath-Tip process development team then used the part-specific tooling and calculated the parameters on the highly tune-able Magnum.
Tooling set up: The first step was to position the coil at the tip of the die to keep the heat away from the balloon, but still be able to produce a smooth transition onto the balloon. Then a captive mandrel was attached to allow production of flashless tips.
Process Development: The Magnum design allowed for a precise balance between the amount of force needed to produce a full tip and yet avoid swell. The exact amount of heat needed was dialed in using the current control closed-loop system.
- Insert a mandrel inside the catheter to avoid collapsing during clamping. This allowed for a consistent starting position.
- Lube the tip and thread it onto the captive mandrel until it reached the tapered section of the die.
- Press the sensors and watch the Magnum produce a perfect tip, with smooth transition onto the balloon with no buckling.
SUCCESS! The Magnum was then shipped to the customer with a developed process – ready to produce parts!
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Value of Adjustable Coil Positioning
As your production needs change – the Cath-Tip Magnum can change, too. Interchangeable and adjustable coils provide long-term value. See how easy they are to change in this short tutorial.