Diablo Sales represents one of the largest selections of extruded medical tubing from thermoplastic and thermoset polymer resins. Lubricious medical tubing can be rapidly prototyped as a custom extrusion as well as a dip coat process. Depending upon material requirements – ID sizes range from 0.002” to 0.750”. Wall thickness can go as low as 0.00025” from specific materials. Radiopaque fillers of Barium Sulfate; Bismuth Trioxide; as well as tantalum and tungsten are available.
Capabilities consist of:
Hybrid composite tubing of different polymer resins can be manipulated to produce specific performance characteristics, such as adding additional strength and/or more flexibility or allowing better bonding properties for laminating layers of materials. Signal transmission properties are another possibility.
Metallic round or flat wire can be used as a braid or coil within the wall of tubing for high torque, high pressure and kink resistant applications and yet be flexible. Picks per inch (PPI) can be varied to also affect the stiffness of the shaft. For instance, a design may require a stiff proximal section and a floppy distal section. Special lubricious polymer liners or hydrophilic coatings can be added on both the ID and OD. These shafts can be assembled with multiple durometers with soft and deflecting tips if required. Non-metallic braids are also available.
Signal transmission and thermocouple wires can be embedded into the walls. Radio opaque platinum coils can also be embedded. Insert molding, thermal and adhesive bonding as well as tipping operations are also available.
Lubricious medical tubing can be produced from new low durometer resins that in the past were inherently “tacky” to the touch. We can also coat both the ID’s and OD’s of extruded medical tubing or provide lubricious PTFE / FEP liners depending upon the application.