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Tech Note: Confluent Medical Technologies Expands Medical Textile Rapid Prototyping Services

Confluent Medical Technologies has expanded its Medical Textile R&D and Rapid Prototyping services at its Warwick, Rhode Island facility to support pipeline growth through more robust processes, revised organizational design, and key investments in infrastructure and personnel. Rapid prototyping deliverables focus on goals of on-time delivery and better lead times for customers. Rapid prototyping services are offered for Confluent Medical’s core strengths in braiding, weaving, knitting, and non-woven, with expanded capabilities and dedicated equipment and resources for Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Braiding and Fine Denier Weaving.


  • 8,12, and 16 Carrier braiders
  • Single shuttle looms


  • 20 Denier PET
  • 25, 55, and 110 dtex UHMWPE


  • Flat stock woven materials in widths of 0.5” – 5”
  • Braided constructs in USP sizes from 3/0 – size 5

Turnaround Time:

  • 12 business days or less for braiding
  • 17 business days or less for weaving

Jonathan Howe, Sr. Director, Product Development & Prototyping – Biomedical Textiles, noted that “Warwick’s R&D and Rapid Prototyping capabilities are fully harmonized with the rest of the organization, executing on a disciplined, stage gate driven process with the support of a cross functional support team. Our improved processes complement our core strengths in braiding, weaving, knitting, and non-woven technologies, with a focus on our specialized areas of UHMWPE Braiding and Fine Denier Weaving. We are excited to offer better solutions for our customers and to work with them on their new prototyping and product development projects.”

For more information about Confluent Medical’s Rapid Prototyping Capabilities or to get started on your next Rapid Prototyping project, please contact [email protected].

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