A line of medical-grade, precision PTFE coated stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels that are designed for manufacturing stent delivery systems is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.
Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are non-flaking and provide a smooth anti-stick surface that can withstand up to 288°C continuous, with excur-sions to 371°C. Designed to prevent sticking and simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations, these stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels exhibit a 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894.
Maintaining an inventory of over 50,000 pieces, Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are available in sizes from 0.004” to 0.070” O.D., including many fractional sizes from 0.004” to 0.040” O.D. with ±0.0003” standard tolerances, custom to ±0.0001”, and precision cut lengths to 12 ft.
Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are priced from $ 1.29 per foot, depending upon material, size, tolerances, and quantity. Free stainless steel samples, pricing and literature are available upon request.
For more information contact:
Applied Plastics LLC
25 Endicott St. / P.O. Box 128
Norwood, MA 02062 USA