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Tech Note: NDC Supplies Cost Effective Hypotubes for Delivery Systems

NDC produces cost effective Nitinol hypotube catheter shafts specifically used in manufacturing delivery systems for devices such as those used in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) Repair and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Nitinol hypotubes are the material of choice for delivery systems that are required to maintain high flexibility and stability while providing superior torque response, kink-resistance and trackability.

NDC sources its own Nitinol material, resulting in lower costs and exceptional material quality for customers. Hypotubes are made up to six feet in length and hold critical dimensions to tight tolerances. NDC also offers the industry’s most trusted custom services to finish Nitinol hypotubes including:

  • Centerless grinding
  • Step and profile grinding
  • EDM cutting
  • Multi-axis welding
  • OD Blast surface finishing (for polymer adhesion)

The dimensions of each hypotube are fully inspected and arrive at the customer site with a Certificate of Conformance. Customers can be confident that their hypotubes will arrive in perfect working condition, just in time for their post operations.

Leveraging its expertise in Nitinol, NDC recently implemented lean manufacturing practices that enable industry-leading production time and competitive pricing specifically in hypotube catheter shafts. Consistent with the Nitinol component contract manufacturing business, NDC can support hypotube customers from rapid prototyping to full scale production.

For more information about NDC’s Nitinol hypotube capabilities, please contact [email protected].

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