Mon, 12/06/2004 - 7:30am
Engineers at SSF have developed close-tolerance silicone tubing that can spiral or twist to a desired pitch. The techniques expand the medical uses for silicone extrusion. Potential benefits include improved kink resistance, flexibility, and electrical noise reduction. As an example, a spiral radiopaque stripe could improve radiopacity of implanted products, when compared with a standard linear stripe.