Medical Extrusion Mandrel Wire Speeds Small Diameter Tubing Production

A new mandrel wire for extruding catheter tubing and other applications requiring a smooth, biocompatible mandrel which has a low coefficient of friction is being introduced by Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, MA. Applied Plastics’ Medical Extrusion Mandrel is a silver plated copper wire with a PTFE coating that allows over 25% elongation without flaking and failure for the purpose of ... Read More

Teflon® Forming Mardrels Delivered Fast to Avoid Line Shutdowns

Non-flaking, high temperature-resistant forming mandrels that are in-stock for immediate delivery, to help prevent production line shutdowns, are available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural™ Non-Flake Forming Mandrels can withstand 288°C continuous temperatures, with excursions to 371°C, for manufacturing small diameter extruded ... Read More

Teflon® Coatings Brochure Describes Formulations and Application Methods

A new brochure that provides an overview of typical products coated by this firm, describes formulations, coating methods, and provides examples of coated medical-grade wire, forming mandrels, and hypotubes is being offered by Applied Plastics Co, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The Coatings Brochure from Applied Plastics, one of the original licensed industrial applicators of DuPont ... Read More

Small Motor Stack and Coat Service Permits Smoother and Tighter Wire-Winding

A stacking, laminating and coating service for small motors, stators and gyroscopes that permits smoother, more densely populated wire-winding is being offered by Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ Stacking, Laminating, and Coating Service holds lamination alignment to within ±0.0005” and includes deburring and selective coating from 0.002” to 0.005” thick ... Read More

Extrusion Wire and mandrels with Teflon® coating used as manufacturing aid for Cardiovascular Catheters

A line of extrusion wire and forming mandrels with Teflon® coating used as manufacturing aid only for cardio-vascular catheres, balloons and related devices where a clean inside diameter is absolutely critical, is available from Applied Plastics Company Inc, of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ Extrusion Wire is fabricated using a proprietary etching process that eliminates flaking and ... Read More

Electrostatic powder spray coating creates tough, corrosion-resistant finish

An electrostatic powder spray coating service that can refinish valves and related components to resist salt spray, chemicals, and abrasion is being offered by Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ Electrostatic Powder Spray Coating Service features a gun that sprays positively charged powders onto a negatively charged part which is then cured in an oven at up ... Read More

PTFE coated hypotubes lubricity assures easy arterial transfer

A PTFE coating service for stainless steel and nitinol hypodermic tubing used in medical devices, without altering their physical properties, is being introduced by Applied Plastics Co, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Coating Service precisely applies PTFE onto the O.D. of stainless steel or nitinol hypotubes with 0.0001” to 0.0004” tolerance. Featuring a smooth, highly ... Read More

PTFE coated forming mandrels feature uniform, non-flaking finish

Durable, PTFE coated precise forming mandrels for manufacturing small diameter parts including extruded tubing and formed rubber bladders are available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. APC PTFE Natural™ Fluoropolymer Mandrels feature a uniform, non-flaking PTFE coating on stainless steel or nitinol wire. Providing an anti-stick surface that exhibits a 0.05 coefficient ... Read More

Performance coatings create specific surface properties

Performance coatings to enhance corrosion- or chemical-resistance, provide electrical insulation, non-wetting characteristics, or dry lubrication are available from Applied Plastics, Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics Specialty Performance Coatings are designed to add specific surface properties to parts. Typical coatings include Teflon™ for high lubricity, non-stick, and ... Read More

Stacking, laminating and coating for gyroscopes, small motors and stators

A patented process for the multi-laminate stacking, bonding, and coating of gyroscopes, small motors, and stators to insulate and improve wire-winding is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts. Applied Plastics’ Stacking, Laminating, Bonding, and Coating Service produces parts with electrical insulation to 2000 V and up to 1000 V/mil thickness, depending upon ... Read More