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Improving Tolerance During Manufacturing: Polymer Mandrels Applications for Interventional Catheter Development

Dan Lazas (Senior Director, Tekni-Plex)

Location: 210C

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Mandrels are commonly used in the manufacturing of endovascular catheters to retain inside diameter dimensions and tolerances. The use of polymer mandrels has proliferated in recent years due to the increase in cardiovascular and neurovascular guide catheter innovations and demand for thin wall, tight tolerance designs.

Topics covered include:

  • Determining the type of mandrel required for your product (metal vs. polymer)
  • How polymer mandrels are able to offer tight tolerances that cannot be produced using free-form extrusion
  • Additional considerations for DFM

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