Extrusion

Extrusion

 

Lucas Medical’s extruded tubing has become synonymous with silicone innovation. Our patented process for manufacturing catheter balloons can produce inflation sections of variable size. This technology eliminates significant costs associated with secondary operations and inspection. Lucas extrusion expertise also include tight tolerance single and multi-lumen tubing used as electrical insulation on stimulation devices, kink resistant tubing (KRT), as well our proprietary Smooth-Flo™ cable insertion process.

Silicone tubing, because of its unique biocompatibility and physical durability, plays a fundamental role in myriad healthcare applications. Inside the body it is used as insulation on electrical stimulation devices, as conduits for delivering and removing fluids, and as catheters for various types of interventional therapies. Outside the body it is ideally suited for applications including blood oxygenation as well as many pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Lucas Medical can provide precison extruded tubing to almost any specification.

Extruded Balloons

Silicone balloons are common to many medical devices. A preformed balloon segment is typically bonded to a catheter shaft at a position where a small opening allows inflation by saline or air. Lucas balloons are formed in a single extrusion step as an integral part of a catheter shaft eliminating significant costs associated with secondary operations and inspections. Our experts can make balloons in a range of sizes and inflation pressures to fit your requirements.

Single to Multi-lumen

Lucas Medical can provide tubes that transition from a single lumen to multiple lumumen. Just about any variation and arrangement of tubes, with and without wire inserts, balloons, valves or other features can be made.

Tapered Tubing

Tapered tubing is used for applications requiring a variable outer diameter and either a constant or variable inner diameter. The variations and applications are endless. Taper tubing can be used for a catheter where the intravenous section is smaller, minimizing disruption in blood flow.