Braid Reinforced Tubing
For a variety of medical applications, braid reinforced tubing provides additional functional performance, holding higher pressure and improving the overall strength of the tubing. Because of this, braided tubing is commonly used in high-performance catheters and high-performance medical tubing applications, high-pressure lines, kink-resistant tubing, and in deflectable tip catheter applications.
Advantages over non-braided tubing include:
- Better torque transmission
- Improved crush resistance
- Improved kink resistance
- Resists collapse in vacuum
- Limiting stretch
- Improved pushability
- Holding higher pressure
- Compression resistance
DUKE Extrusion can produce custom braid reinforced tubing to match your unique requirements. We offer the materials, expertise and manufacturing know-how to help you develop the perfect braided tube for your application. See our Braiding Tubing page for additional information.
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Braided Tubing from Duke Extrusion
With our extensive experience in the industry, Duke Extrusion manufactures the braided tubing your applications require. We offer a variety of options for customizing your braided medical tubing, including modifying:
- Tube and filament materials
- Braid pattern and angles
- Filament configuration
- Braid terminations
- Pics per inch (PPI)
- The number of carriers to your design specifications
We can mold filament materials into the wall of braided tube include stainless steel, Kevlar, PEEK, PET, nitinol, carbon fiber, fiberglass, tungsten, platinum, iridium, ultra-high molecular weight molecular (UHMWPE), and others. Ribbon, round, and flat filament materials may be used.
Single over/single under, double over/double under, and other braid patterns are available. Double, triple, and quadruple-ended filaments can be used, with various braid angles and varying PPI. 16, 24, or 48 carriers can be spooled on each bobbin. Axial elements can be added to multi-lumen tubing to provide braiding for individual lumens or all lumens.
Variable pic braid can be used to optimize the performance of catheter tubing. The braid angle of the proximal portion of the shaft can be of lower pic count than the more flexible distal portion. This gives the tubing improved pushability and torque response. The flexible, non-kinking distal end improves trackability and provides easier access to remote areas of vasculature for therapy delivery.
Braided tube and individually-braided lumens in multi-lumen tubing can be PTFE lined on their IDs for low friction passage of other devices.
Contact DUKE Extrusion for Braid Reinforced Tubing
With our in-house experience and manufacturing capabilities, Duke Extrusion provides the shortest lead times for custom braided tubing in the industry. Get a quote on braided medical or catheter tubing, or contact us for more information. Need something customized to your specific needs? Visit Duke Empirical to see our in-house capabilities.
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