Do you have a very precise idea of your guide wire or nitinol basket that is tailored individually to your requirements? Do you wish to receive any suggestions from an EPflex expert? In any case, we will advise you.
We provide the complete process from the initial planning of the project up to the declaration of conformity.
Specially trained personnel, state-of-the-art production facilities and ISO class 8 clean rooms: We produce high-tech instruments at the highest quality level.
Wide choice of coil material: Coated, Uncoated, Nitinol, Stainless Steel
Deburring of cut edges with control under camera system – over 60,000 wire cuttings per day!
Electrochemical “Everite” cutting saw
Special process for surface treatment: deburring, rounding, polishing, matting
Roughening and deburring of wire sections in 3 fully automatic sandblasting machines
Increase of pliability without loss of tensile strength
Our core competence – 46 grinding machines with automated loaders and 6 CNC grinding machines for special grinding contours
For cylindrical or conical contours up to Ø min. 0.09 mm
Grinding of special profiles up to Ø min. 0.1 mm
Grinding up to Ø min. 0.05 mm e.g. for PTCA wires
Checking diameter and necking 100%
Twisting of wire components, thermal forming and special shapes
Manual or semi-automatic forming of wire ends, e.g. eyelets
Manual or semi-automatic application of various tip shapes
Sample production of special springs – the illustration shows a spring made of three different materials
Spring elongation in defined range
Welding of metallic components, e.g. baskets or rounding of stilettos – over 20 laser workstations
Creation of a semicircular welded joint between core and spring – 19 plasma welding workstations available
Creation of an gluing bond between spring and core wire – 23 Semi-automatic bonding systems
Attachment of a transition between spring and core on particularly thin or sensitive components
Electrochemical marking of stainless steel surfaces (oxidation process)
Applying markings with the use of a laser
Organic and physical chemistry laboratory
Improvement of the corrosion resistance through chemical modification of the surfaces
Application of hydrophilic plastic coatings
PTFE hoses are shrunk on to guide wires and rounded off
Attaching Pebax tips to pre-ground core wires
Parts are cleaned using appropriate methods (e.g. ultrasound) and selected cleaning cycles (cleaning, flushing, drying, while taking temperature and time into the account)
Fully automatic tensile test 100% – Optical measuring method up to 1000x magnification
Clipped and welded variants
Packaging medical products by sealing them in sterile pouches
We guarantee safe and sterile packaging for all EPflex products and we will respond exactly to your wishes and ideas.
We support you in the approval of your medical products developed in cooperation with us and you can buy from us products manufactured and ready-certified according to your requirements.
Regarding our guidewires (Class IIa and Class III) and stone retrieval devices (Class Is), our quality assurance system complies with the requirements of the directive 93/42/EEC Annex II without section 4
Our class III guidewires are designed in accordance with the essential requirements of directive 93/42/EEC, annex II, section 4
We were also able to prove in corresponding audits that we fulfil the following requirements:
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