INDUSTRIES SERVED

Does your application need precision metal tubing ?

We can provide a custom-made solution.

Diameters from 0.10 to 35 mm, thick or thin walls and more than 100 alloys available: we offer tubes or tubular components for the most demanding industries.

Minitubes has developped a very wide range of techniques to bring you innovative solutions from the design stage to prototyping and series production: stent tubing, diagnostic probes, hypotubes, surgical instruments, valves, pacing components …

 

MEDICAL

 

MARKER BAND

 

COMPONENTS

Stents, cardiac valves, electrodes, orthopedics, filters

  • Very smooth ID and OD for optimized electropolishing and subsequent coating
  • An extreme selectivity in raw materials for biocompatibility and micro/macro material homogeneity.
  • Seamless tube for improved fatigue resistance.
  • Optimized grain size to compromise between fatigue resistance and electropolishing performance.
  • Full certification for easy customer’s device registration.

Materials

Stainless steel and 316 LVM

  • Exceeds the standards requirements, notably for inclusions.
  • A 316 LVM stock of more than 200 references, immediately available.

Cobalt based alloys with strong mechanical properties

  • L605 ®- Alloy 25 ®- Alacrite XSH ® = Co-Cr-W-Ni-Fe. The Tungsten reinforces the radio-opacity.
  • MP35N ® = Co-Ni-Cr-Mo, combines high mechanical properties and a good ductility at the annealed state.
  • Elgiloy ®- Phynox ® = Co-Cr-Ni-Mo-Fe. Very high Yield point. A long implants history.

Tantalum

Very good radio-opacity, MRI compatible.

SMALL QUANTITIES UPON REQUEST :
Implant tubing stock list

Precious metals and their alloys

Gold, platinum, platinum iridium alloys, combine radio-opacity and electric conductivity.

Special alloys on request
Contact the Implant Tubing Manager

Leading products: stents tubing today

Stents and cardiac valves are vascular implants manufactured from a laser cut tube. Technical and quality requirements on the tube are extremely demanding.

The quality of our implant tubing enables us to supply the world’s largest stent producers. Minitubes offers a unique quality, specific to stents, in several alloys such as 316LVM and cobalt alloys.

Stent designers face difficult challenges. At Minitubes, we have succeeded in understanding them in depth, in order to offer a tubing quality that meets the highest demands:

  • a choice of alloys for both balloon inflatable and self-expendable designs.
  • an extreme selectivity in raw materials for biocompatibility and micro/macro material homogeneity.
  • seamless tube for improved fatigue resistance.
  • new limits in dimensional accuracy on Outer Diameter and Wall Thickness for improved laser cutting and struts dimensions consistency.
  • very smooth ID and OD for optimized electropolishing and subsequent coating.
  • controlled mechanical properties for controlled physical behavior and minimized recoil.
  • optimized grain size to compromise between fatigue resistance and electropolishing performance.
  • controlled straightness for accurate laser cutting.
  • proven inspection methods (high-end instruments, adequate sampling, statistical analysis…) for reliable characterization and improved yield of customer’s production.
  • full certification for easy customer’s device registration.

Our team is available to assist you in your device development and material selection with technical expertise and large inventory of stock items.

Numerous dimensions in stock for R&D purposes: implant tubing stock list

HEART VALVE TUBING

With 15+ years of experience in heart valve tubing, MINITUBES offers the perfect tubing solution for your balloon expandable valve development.

Full valve size range : 19mm – 35mm

  • Straightness ≤ 2mm/m for consistant laser cutting
  • Tight control over OD +/-0.05mm for easy processing
  • Proven implantable CoCr grade *MP35N for biocompatibility & Cleanliness. Other raw materials on demand.
  • Consistent WT +/-0.02mm for uniform behavior
  • Controlled mechanical properties for homogeneous crimping and deployment
  • Smooth OD & ID surface Ra < 0.2µm for device finishing

Tubing is the heart of your device, select it with care.

  • Worldwide support and deliveries
  • Supporting your development from Prototypes to Commercial volumes
  • Robust inspection and formal certification
  • Dedicated Raw Material inventory for long procurement time mitigation
  • Prototype to custom size and properties within 4 weeks
  • Stock tubing available within 1 week – Most common sizes available

Contractual requirements applicable to our THV tubing are defined in the standard specification CDC-05975 (available on our website).

Need for tubes with unique properties for your delivery devices? Contact us, we have solutions!

Contact the Implant Tubing Manager

LIFE SCIENCES

  • In Vitro Diagnostic probes: with our unique experience and control of tube surface finish, we can solve problems of contamination, heating, level sensing, septum piercing, etc.
  • Endoscopes, the use of remarkable materials optimizes the properties: Cobalt alloys for stiff endoscopes.

IVD

Please visit our IVD-dedicated web siteminitubes-usa.com.

ENDOSCOPY

Specialized in:

  • Rigid endoscopes: large choice of superalloys for urology, arthroscopy, laparoscopy…
  • Flexible endoscopes: tubing for articulation joints
  • All other material for tubular components: AISI 304, AISI 316, Monel

Minitubes advantages:

  • In-house tubing and component production
  • A choice of PH grade materials: MP35N, Phynox, 17.7
  • Very strong mechanical properties, UTS up to 2000 Mpa
  • High dimensional accuracy
  • Round, oval, square, stepped tubing
  • End forming, polishing, assemblY

At your service:

  • From single components to complex assemblies
  • From the design step to serial production
  • Eager to develop new processes to meet your technical and ramp-up requirements

Minitubes, from the design stage to final assembly:

  • We will work with you to develop your endoscope design: our experience in problem solving is available to meet your specific technical challenges.
  • Express prototyping: quick turnaround at the design stage. To quickly test your ideas, our dedicated team will produce your prototypes, with in-house tubing production, CNC component machining, fabrication and assembly.
  • Fully integrated tubing production, to control the key parameters, such as surface finish, dimensional accuracy and material for small and larger quantities.
  • Choice of materials, because stainless steel is not always the best answer to your requirements for corrosion resistance, strength, magnetism.
  • Special alloys designed for thin wall but very stiff tubing.
  • Various geometries, optimized for your specific use: multichannel, side hole…
  • A variety of fabrication processes: Swiss turning, bending, swaging, flattening, drilling, EDM cutting or machining, punching…
  • Surface control: buffing, electropolishing, passivation, coatings…
  • A variety of assembling techniques: welding, laser, plasma, TIG, brazing / soldering / glueing / crimping…

Quality assurance at its best: ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 13485-2016.

Contact the IVD/Chromatography manager.

CATHETERS

  • Tubes for catheters and delivery devices: angioplasty and embolism protection catheters, …

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

  • Tubes and parts for other medical applications (i.e. neuro, CRM, cardiac électrodes, surgical instruments: special needles, resection electrodes, trocart…) and aeronautics, defense & space, automotive industry, electronics, watchmaking….

Small diameter tubing

Small diameter tubing