New England Tubing has access to over 100 braiders with capabilities ranging from 8-carrier to 48-carrier configurations. We excel at multiple-strand, fine wire stainless steel braids for flexible fiber optic scopes but we readily manufacture medical braids using all types of wire, tempers and gauges. New England Tubing also has the capability to manufacture braids using various types of flat wire often used to minimize the thickness of the tube while providing added strength. We also produce medical braids using textile products like aramid and polyester. Braid configurations often have angles from 20° to 70°, diameters from .030” to 1.00” and coverage up to 96%, however designs are certainly not limited to these parameters.
Our braided products are generally used for catheter tubing reinforcement, endoscopic assemblies and flexible articulation sections. Common customers include original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, endoscopic repair facilities and academic institutions performing healthcare research.
More details about our braiding specifications and options can be found here.