Make those expensive high end devices with 100% yield and do it faster than conventional coated mandrels!

  • Lowest thermal mass
  • Fastest release
  • Zero risk or contamination.

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is a highly lubricous polymer with many applications. One important application is in medical devices and components, like stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tubes, where it is widely used because of its high biocompatibility and inertness.

Stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tubes are small diameter hollow tubes that are common within the medical device industry. While they are an important component of the hypodermic needle – which is where they get their name – they are ideal for the production of EP catheters, guidewire cores, and alternatives to wires in neurology, embolic protection, carotid artery therapy, and more.

Because stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tubes can degrade over time, the coating peels off, and have extremely long coating lead times, see our NEW Quick Release PTFE Glass tubing technology.

Our quick-release PTFE glass tubing provides many advantages, including:

  • Durability and compressive strength
  • Electrical insulation
  • Resistant to corrosion and damage
  • Resistant to high temperatures, up to 500º F
  • Highly lubricious, making them easier to remove from expensive devices
  • Consistency and elimination of contamination risk
  • Can achieve a high-performance ground surface finish

Some applications require standard stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tube sizes, while others require customization. Depending on the use case, medical OEMs may require hypo-tubes to have sharp tips, tapers, or steps. As a preferred supplier of precision medical components to medical OEMs worldwide, Medical Component Specialists’ expert grinding capabilities allow us to create precise quick-release PTFE glass tubing with unsurpassed quality.

With ultra-precision tolerances as tight as +/- .0001″, our stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tubes are incredibly precise and can be used in most applications.

Medical Component Specialists can help with all your medical equipment needs, specifically with quick-release PTFE glass tubing. With over 60 years of grinding craftsmanship, MCS has the experience and expertise to provide you with the highest-quality medical components on the market. MCS’s master grinding capabilities ensure precision and unsurpassed quality, while CNC machining enables high-volume production to suit our customers’ diverse needs. With full in-line production capabilities and ISO 13485 certification, MCS has quickly become a preferred supplier of precision medical components to Medical OEMs worldwide. Whether you need a custom hypo-tube for a specific application or simply want the highest quality stainless steel PTFE-coated hypo-tube available, contact MCS today. You won’t be disappointed!