Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28520
Published March 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now really means micro. Years ago, when an OEM was asking for micro tubing, they typically were looking for ranges between 0.060 and 0.100 in. OD with 2-4 lumens. Now micro range dimensions are down to 0.024 in. OD with up to 6 lumens, including an ID range as low as 0.003 in.