Our balloon catheter manufacturing capabilities span an extensive range of expertise from balloon expandable stents, balloon extrusion, balloon design and balloon forming, to testing and inspection. We have a substantial balloon manufacturing capacity with clean room facilities, plus an array of state-of-the-art balloon forming equipment. Our highly skilled balloon design, development and manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and trained operators ensure the highest balloon quality and optimized production.
With over 20 years of experience, our rapid prototyping experts translate your engineering drawings into physical prototypes in a matter of days. We utilize our existing balloon catheter manufacturing processes to produce prototypes that our customers can use in bench and testing models.
In-house balloon catheter manufacturing capabilities:
- Raw materials: balloon tubing and tri-layer extrusion
- Parison stretching
- Balloon forming
- Fluting and wrapping
- Marker band swaging
- Balloon expandable stent placement
- Tube welding
- On-site machining (molds, water jackets, etc.)
- Braiding, coiling, laminating, and testing (destructive and non-destructive)
- High-pressure balloons
Balloon Production Quality
Confluent Medical Technologies monitors and develops balloon manufacturing process parameters that include temperature, pressure, expansion, and stretch to achieve and maintain consistent and predictable results. Computer software programs maintain stress-and-strain ratio control to meet burst and compliance requirements, while customer-specific production parameters are maintained and monitored throughout the balloon production process.
Our dedication to precision ensures balloons are manufactured with:
- Uniform consistent wall thickness
- Increased burst pressures and improved fatigue
- Tight tolerances and free of defects
Custom Medical Extrusion
Our extrusion capabilities include highly sophisticated equipment along with a comprehensive inventory of pin and die sets that allow us to give customers a complete range of complex medical tubing, including:
- Balloon tubing
- Single lumen tubing
- Multi-lumen tubing
- Striping co-extrusion
- Bump tubing
- Lead tubing
- Custom welding sleeves
Learn more about our balloon catheter and balloon expandable stent manufacturing capabilities.