When your project requires more than just in-stock wire and hypotube Tegra Medical offers secondary processes such as grinding, cutting, coating, and end treatments, in addition to to custom mandrels. You can expect the same quality and attention to detail we put into all of our medical device manufacturing.
Contact us at 508-541-4200 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your custom needs.
|Custom Service||Hypotube and Wire Treatment Details|
|Abrasive Cutting||Our standard cutting method for 5-day custom cut orders of 500 units or less. The ends are burred and sharp, and require additional end treatment operations such as deburring or end rounding. Standard tolerance is +/- .050″ to +/- .250″.|
|Electrochemical Cutting||Electrochemical cutting uses a specially designed cutting wheel, electrolyte solution, and electricity to effectively and precisely “cut” through wire and tubing providing a square, burr-free cut. Standard tolerance is +/- .005″ to +/- .030″ dependent on cut length. Typical lead time is 5-7 working days.|
|Grit Blasting||By blasting media at the end of a tube or wire we roughen the surface, creating a non-shiny surface better for adhering to pieces like plastic hubs or handles.|
|Precision Shear Cutting||Spooled material is automatically fed and shear cut. This method of cutting produces a small burr of .001” to .002”, which can be removed by adding an end treatment. Standard tolerance is +/- .005″ to +/- .030″. Typical lead time is 5-7 working days.|
|Centerless Grinding||Precision grinding is available on all inventory or customer supplied materials. Standard diameter is +/-.0002”, however tolerances as tight as +/-.00005” are possible. Typical lead time is 1 to 2 weeks, based on quantity and material availability.|
|End Treatments||End treatments range from a simple break edge to a full radius end. Typical lead time 3-5 working days.|
|Finishing Operations||Various custom finishing operations are available including passivation, ultrasonic cleaning, electropolishing, grit blasting, laser abrasion, laser marking and more. Lead time varies depending on quantities and operations.|
|Custom Mandrels||Fast turnaround on custom ground mandrels, which we manufacture to your specifications. Custom features can include steps, tapers and flats.|
|Coating||We offer several coatings with varying degrees of thickness. We’ll custom-grind the base material to achieve the final coated diameter you need. Standard lead time is 4 weeks.|