A line of medical-grade forming mandrels which feature a uniform fluoro-polymer coating that will not flake, for manufacturing small diameter parts, is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.
APC PTFE Natural® Fluoropolymer Forming Mandrels are made from stainless steel or nitinol wire and feature a smooth, uniform fluoropolymer coating that will not flake. Capable of excursions to 700°F and 550°F continuous operation, higher than Parylene coated mandrels, these gray forming mandrels exhibit a 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894.
Ideally suited for fuse welding and tipping operations, APC PTFE Natural® Fluoropolymer Forming Mandrels are now available in lengths up to 12 ft. The wires are stocked in sizes from 0.005” to 0.070” dia. and the proprietary coating is applied from 0.00005” to 0.0008” thick with a ±0.0001” final dia. tolerance. Specials are available on request.
PTFE Natural® Fluoropolymer Forming Mandrels are priced from $1.19 per foot; with delivery from stock. Free samples and literature are available upon request.
For more information contact:
Applied Plastics LLC
25 Endicott St. / P.O. Box 128
Norwood, MA 02062-0128