Guidewire Assembly & Manufacturing
Our extensive in-house guidewire assembly and manufacturing capabilities can support your product development through commercialization. Get complete custom guidewire manufacturing services, including private label guidewires, all from one company.
TE has extensive core grinding capabilities with state-of-the-art precision grinding equipment featuring CAM technology and a profilometer grind profile measurement system to ensure we meet customers' tight tolerance precision grinding requirements. Our engineering team is ready to help you develop and design your guidewire to meet the performance specs you need. TE currently has clearance for stainless steel guidewires for applications in coronary, gastroenterology, renal, urology, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology and peripheral vasculature.
Our state-of-the-art precision grinding equipment features CAM technology and a profilometer grind profile measurement system to meet customers' tight tolerance precision grinding requirements. We can grind custom profile single grind or multi-tapered grind configurations in a controlled environment to meet ground core and guidewire performance criteria, using materials ranging from stainless steel, SS hyten, MP35N™ alloy, nitinol and titanium.
TE has extensive coiling capabilities and our engineers provide extraordinary support and collaboration, providing design feedback based on product end use, performance criteria and manufacturability. Materials include platinum, platinum/tungsten, stainless steel, gold-plated tungsten and more.
Our laser welding uses fast, repeatable processes to help ensure consistent quality. Our process is contact free and provides a minimal heat-affected zone around the weld site to prevent stress on materials. We can weld dissimilar metals together and can operate with tight geometry restrictions. No filler materials are added during the laser process, which eliminates potential biocompatibility issues.
510K Clearance Matrix
|Guidewire OD||0.014" to 0.038"|
|Guidewire Length||40cm to 450cm|
|Core Material||Stainless steel|
|RO Marker Bands||Platinum|
Guidewire Manufacturing Capabilities
- Stainless steel & nitinol core wire diameters from 0.009" - 0.038”
- Multiple tip configurations to meet guidewire performance criteria
- Various coiling materials available: Stainless steel, tungsten, gold-plated tungsten, platinum, platinum/tungsten and palladium
- No PFOA PTFE coatings, hydrophilic and PTFE shrink coatings
- Laser welding processes for attaching coils and RO markers
- Packaging ranges from bulk, non-sterile or finished guidewires to fully packaged, labeled and sterilized
- Full range of services include: Complete contract manufacturing, regulatory submission, program management, program/process development, supply chain management, packaging and sterilization
TE has expanded its core grinding capabilities with new state-of-the-art precision grinding equipment featuring CAM technology and a complementary profilometer grind profile measurement system.
More ground core options and faster turnaround—whether you need a ground core-only job or as part of a finished guidewire project. Direct interface from CAD/CAM provides TE a platform to grind single or multi-tapered grind profiles. Custom shapes and configurations are available upon request.
Materials: stainless teel, hyten stainless steel, nitinol, titanium, etc.
- Raw wire diameter: 0.006″
- Raw wire length: 6″ to 177″
- Ground wire diameter: 0.001″ to 0.038″
- Ground length: 0 to 20″
- Taper length: 0 to 20″
- Tip diameter: 0.001″ to 0.030″
- Barrel length: 0 to 20″
- Groove widths: 0.010″ to 1″
- Number of tapers: Up to 100
- Number of barrels: Up to 100
- Flatting: Up to 20″
Secondary Operations: Cutting, ultrasonic cleaning & coating
Custom Prototype Coils
TE’s increased coil manufacturing capacity and broad range of services allow shorter lead times and competitive pricing for coils as components or as a guidewire feature.
Engineering Support: Collaborative engineers with extensive technical experience assist you from start to finish, including design recommendations on:
- End use
- Multiple component assembly procedures
- SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Minitab statistical processing
Materials: Wire diameters ranging from .002″ to .016″ with coil lengths up to 450cm are available
Types: Flat or round wire, left or right wind, single or multi-filar, variable pitch
Materials: Platinum, platinum/tungsten, stainless steel, gold-plated tungsten and more
Secondary Operations: Coil expansion, coatings, burr-free cuts, UV bonding, ultrasonic cleaning
- Left or right winding
- Single or multi-filar winding
- Burr-free cuts
- Coil expansion
- Core grinding
- Ball/spot welding
- UV bonding
- Ultrasonic cleaning
TE is now one of the largest sensor companies in the world, with innovative sensor solutions that help customers transform concepts into smart, connected creations. Electronic systems in medical equipment, devices and probes rely on sensor signals as a basis for control activities, accurate diagnosis and treatment. TE designs and manufactures sensors to exacting specifications for the rigors of medical applications, with ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration for various products. Our engineers provide full support of application-specific, standard and custom requirements, from product concept through manufacturing.