Specialty Needles

Industries & Solutions

Specialty Needles

We provide a turnkey design and manufacturing service for complex specialty needle devices. We are a single source supplier from handle to tip, specializing in sophisticated needle designs.

TE Connectivity (TE) and Creganna Medical specialize in custom components, sub-assemblies and contract design for delivery devices, catheter-based systems and specialty needles.  We offer an extensive range of products and process capabilities for metal, polymer and composite tubing. Coupled with innovative technologies and unparalleled expertise in metallurgy and polymer science, TE and Creganna Medical have earned industry recognition as a premier supply partner. We specialize in the contract design and manufacture of specialty needles. Our sophisticated manufacturing processes enable a seamless manufacturing solution for specialty needles from handle to tip. 

Technical Capabilities

  • Size range: 7 - 26 Gauge
  • Wall Thickness: RW, TW, XTW
  • Lengths: Up to 2250 mm
  • Custom lengths, sizes & wall thickness a speciality
  • Materials: Medical grade stainless steel; Advanced alloys & exotic metals; MRI compatible materials; Polymers; Braid Reinforced; Composites; Needle tubing & wire
  • Custom specifications available

Process Capabilities

  • Grinding
  • Laser Processing - Cutting, Welding, Marking
  • Burr Free cutting
  • Laser Welding & MicroWelding
  • Micromachining
  • Injection & Insert molding
  • Coating
  • Swaging
  • Brazing
  • Forming/Bending
  • Electropolishing
  • Electro Chemical Marking
  • Bead/Sand Blasting
  • Cleaning
  • Testing
  • 3-D Rapid Prototyping & SLA
  • Laser marking - metals & polymers
  • Polymer Overjackets
  • Internal Lumen Liners
  • Fusion Technology™ - Nitinol to Stainless Steel Tube Welding

Javelin Advanced Needle Alloy

JavelinTM is a high performance alloy for specialty needle applications that enables better surgical outcomes. The alloy is optimized for longer needles that must navigate long and complex anatomical paths or needles that sample difficult tissue types such as those with a dense mass. Javelin features:

 

  • Excellent shape set resilience - up to 95% improvement
  • Greater material hardness - up to 35% harder
  • High column strength - up to 35% higher
  • Superior resistance to damage
 

JavelinTM is a high performance alloy for specialty needle applications that enables better surgical outcomes. The alloy is optimized for longer needles that must navigate long and complex anatomical paths or needles that sample difficult tissue types such as those with a dense mass. Javelin features:

 

  • Excellent shape set resilience - up to 95% improvement
  • Greater material hardness - up to 35% harder
  • High column strength - up to 35% higher
  • Superior resistance to damage