Custom Medical Extrusion
Interface provides custom extrusion and rapid prototyping that exceeds our clients’ demanding dimensional and tolerance specifications. We’ve spent several years designing, developing and manufacturing balloon tubing for our own high-yield balloon manufacturing with superior results. Our experienced extrusion design team employs customer tailored pre- and post-extrusion processes to consistently deliver unparalleled performance characteristics and tight tolerances for custom medical extrusion.
We focus on the consistent production of defect-free tubing for increased production yields and best in class extrusion results. Interface provides complete documentation for every lot including a certificate of compliance, dimensional and visual inspection reports. Interface offers a broad range of materials, numerous lumen shapes and sizes along with competitive lead times.
Interface offers in-house extrusion capabilities specifically designed for balloon production. Our precedent balloon tubing extrusion process was developed on a foundation of extensive experience in balloon design and development. We focus on the consistent production of defect-free tubing to provide increased production yields and superior balloon performance characteristics. A wide range of materials and sizes are available. Interface provides consistent and repeatable tubing characteristics for reliable results. Increase balloon production yields by turning your balloon tubing variables into constants.
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Single lumen tubing, which consists of a single channel or “lumen” running through the center of the tube, has a wide variety of important medical applications. Interface single lumen tubing is available over a range of sizes, materials, and tolerances. The interior of the lumen can also be extruded to have a particular geometric shape, such as an oval, triangle, or square. Interface can produce catheter shafts with small diameters and thin wall requirements both single and multi-lumen.
Multi-lumen tubing consists of two or more channels that can be custom extruded into various lumen shapes and profiles. This type of tubing is favored for minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Interface is capable of offering up to 5 lumens and more depending upon dimensional specifications
Striping and Multilayer Co-extrusion
The co-extrusion process creates single lumen tubing with multiple layers of different materials, or colored stripes of the same material. Some of these stripes can also contain radiopaque materials that make the tubing visible on X-rays. The different materials are selected to be compatible to prevent delamination of the tubing. Co-extruded tubing is especially useful for angioplasty, stenting, guiding catheters, and dialysis.
Bump tubing (also called tapered tubing) has different diameters at each end of the tube. The smaller diameter end is typically inserted into the body and the larger diameter end attaches to a medical device or equipment. Bump tubing varies widely in dimension and flexibility to fit a wide array of health care applications.
Lead tubing is a protective, insulating cover or sheath that protects the electrodes in medical devices that deliver an electrical charge. It is often used in medical equipment for cardiac rhythm management and neurostimulation.
Custom Welding Sleeves
Welding sleeves made from heat shrink tubing are used to help shape and form the bond between two thermally bonded materials. The heat shrink tubing is resistant to high temperatures and will not melt during the welding process. Our welding sleeves are easy to remove and are customized based on tubing material, diameter, and wall thickness. Welding sleeve material includes Teflon and Polyolefin with diameter capabilities ranging from .006 to .125 inches (.15 mm to 3 mm).