We’ve just published a press release announcing our availability of precision designed half-oval and crescent shaped mandrel wire to aid in the production of multi-lumen balloon catheters, stents, and other critical medical devices.
The process of manufacturing catheters and stents has always been expensive due to the long process of milling and welding the Mandrel wires, which was necessary to keep the shape of the multi-lumen tubing within specifications. But Mandrel wire that is precision formed into a half-oval or crescent shape eliminates this processing because it allows tubing to maintain its shape when exposed to heat or welding. This saves time and cuts costs while preserving the required dimensional tolerances.
Radcliff Wire is one of very few producers of precision shaped Mandrel wire in the U.S.
“My father, Don Radcliff, started Radcliff Wire in 1959 to help spring manufacturers obtain special-shaped wire that wasn’t available anywhere else. I think he’d be proud to know that six decades later we’re still offering products that are difficult for manufacturers to find elsewhere. Our half-oval and crescent shaped Mandrel wires for medical device manufacturers are good examples of this,” Radcliff Wire President Charlie Radcliff says.