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Complex Medical Braiding and Formed Biomedical Structures

Our deep expertise specializing in nitinol/wire braiding and post-processing of braided constructs brings unmatched knowledge and innovation for lifesaving biomedical structures, medical fabrics, and custom materials. We provide a full range of complex medical braiding solutions to meet your exact requirements. With equipment capable of producing braids from 3 up to 288 ends. Take advantage of our variable braiding technology offering complete versatility from 3 carrier to 96 carrier ends, with independent placement and control for each individual carrier. This system enables highly accurate, repeatable structures and advanced braid configurations such as bi-furcations, seamless transitions from solid to tubular to flat, atraumatic ends, coils and overbraids. Devices can be heat set and shape formed to preferred dimensions, with the option for further downstream processing, such as coating, if needed, to enable particular functionality. We will work with your engineering team to develop the perfect custom braided or shaped device for your unique application, helping you get to market faster

  • Horizontal Braiding - 8 to 288 carriers
  • Flat Braiding - 3 to 31 carriers
  • Flat to Round Braiding
  • Cable Braiding - 3 to 16 carriers 
  • Variable Braiding - e.g. Bi/ Tri Furcation - 3 to 96 ends
  • Cable Braiding
  • Net shaping of Nitinol Braids
  • 1x1, 2x1 and 2x2 constructions
  • Uniform and variable pick counts
  • Braid-to-shape (segment braiding)
  • Single closed-end braids (wire & monofilament)
  • Custom CAD & modeling of braid geometrics

Our experienced team of experts manufacture complex medical braiding for many applications, including:

  • Stents
  • Flow diverters
  • Thrombectomy devices
  • Mesh ablation
  • EP diagnostic baskets
  • LAA Occlusion Devices
  • Interarterial shunts
  • Embolic protection devices
  • Expandable introducers
  • Heart failure implants
  • Stone retrievers
composite braid

The material used in a braided device is one of the numerous variables that affect the mechanical properties of the braid. For medical braiding we can use a wide range of round and flat wire, such as:

  • Nitinol#l
  • Nitinol#3
  • Nitinol#9
  • DFTWire
  • SS
  • Tungsten
  • Platinum

We also offer substrate micro fine wire for implantable devices. These high-density braids are made from ultra-fine wire and polymers and can be as low as <0.001" (25 micron). This low-profile wire braiding capability enables the production of braids with minuscule pore sizes, necessary for next generation braided cardiovascular devices.

High Precision Elastomeric Coatings

These are often added to the braid to create an impermeable barrier. The barrier can also eliminate tissue adhesion to an implant, or contain material, such as thrombus, emboli or ureteral stone fragments. Thickness can be as low as 5µm.

high precision elastomeric coatings

Secondary Shape Setting

This is a technique used to achieve more complex shapes, such as domes, discs and prolapsed designs. These dimensional changes, significantly alter the mechanical properties of the braid, which can help reduce implant migration for example.

secondary shape setting

Wire Welding

This is a process employed to either secure wire ends or facilitate subsequent braid assembly. In securing the ends, wires can be welded together and possibly secured to a marker band or looped to create an atraumatic end.

wire welding