Precise tube forming for medical applications

Axial and rolling transfluid solutions guarantee secure processing of many materials, from stainless steel to titanium alloys.

Precise tube forming for medical applications

(Source: transfluid)

Without modern medical technology it is not possible to provide a reliable standard of care, that helps to cure diseases, and to make that the hygiene standards are maintained. Special solutions for tubes are needed in order to meet these special requirements, like the sophisticated components of medical devices or the correct disposal of waste liquids. Most of these tubes are very fine and thin.

The forming techniques that are usually used in the automotive and industrial sectors are therefore more and more important,. What matters here is to be able to process high- and ultra high-strength materials, such as titanium and stainless steel, that are used as flexible aids in microsurgery. With their t forming machines, the high tech machine manufacturer transfluid make it possible to form tubes with an axial and rolling forming process , with impressive results. For instance, it is possible to execute very accurate symmetrical and asymmetrical axial forming, with a great variety of very specific materials.

Process for tubes with an external diameter between 1.5 and 8mm
“The rolling forming is clearly very important, as it can be applied with great effect”, says Stefanie Flaeper, sales and marketing director at transfluid. “Our rotary forming machine can reduce or form the tubes partially or over a long distance. In both cases the process guarantees an outstanding precision. After all, we are working with tubes with an external diameter between 1.5 and 8mm”. These fine tubes are used in endoscopy, emergency medicine and much more. They also play an important role in the hospital equipment, the care equipment and sterilization processes. As a very special connection technique is required in this case, it may be necessary to use lasers for the cutting during the forming of the tubes.

Alternative forms of lubrication
The manufacturing of formed tubes for medical technology is done in laboratory-like conditions or in “clean rooms”. In order to prevent contamination, the forming machine cannot always use the usual techniques. Therefore, ceramics or special metals with specific coatings are chosen as materials for the tools, to meet those requirements.


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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11

Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 7700160