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Catheter Tipping

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Catheter Tipping or End Forming is the process of molding a rounded tip on the end of a thermoplastic tube used in the medical industry. The rounded end of the catheter tube allows the tube to be safely inserted into the human with minimal trauma to body tissue.

About Induction Catheter Tipping

Catheter Tipping or End Forming is the process of molding a rounded tip on the end of a thermoplastic tube used in the medical industry. The rounded end of the catheter tube allows the tube to be safely inserted into the human with minimal trauma to body tissue.

With Induction Catheter Tipping, RF energy raises the temperature on the stainless steel or brass mold, without physically contacting the mold or using an open flame. The tip of the catheter is then formed by inserting the plastic tubing into the heated die or mold to form the rounded edges. The mold will also have a wire that inserts into the tubing to prevent the formation of blockages. The precise and accurate temperature control capabilities of induction are ideal for this type of precise medical application. The molds are usually fitted with a water cooled jacket used to cool the heated mold back to a defined start temperature which enables the induction system to be driven by a set time / cycle zone.

Catheter Tipping typically requires low power. UltraFlex has several low power units that are ideal for Catheter Tipping, and will recommend the right equipment based on the parts and unique application requirements.

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