Tools: Tipping Dies & Hole Forming Drills

Catheter Hole Punching Drills

Flow-Thru™ Catheter Hole Forming Drill Bits

Attain the highest quality hole appearance and reduce manufacturing costs. Enjoy fast throughput and infrequent drill bit changes.

Benefit from CATHTIP’s proprietary Flow Thru™ hollow design drills in your high volume production environment.  The ground edge and the exact geometry of the drills make holes that are rounded on the outside and burr free on the inside.

Catheter Tipping Dies

Catheter Dies for Tipping, Bonding, Flaring

To ensure your catheter device is manufactured to your exacting geometry AND without flash, CATHTIP has perfected proprietary die technology.  Our customers enjoy extended production life and optimal RF-induction response with CATHTIP’s superior catheter tipping dies made from high-density carbide.

We also offer alternate materials, such as stainless steel and nickel, and 3D-printed, high-temperature plastic or ceramic for proof-of-concept, rapid prototyping or R&D purposes.

Flow Thru™ Hollow Drills

1. Cores flow through drill bit to be captured in filter chamber

(work area is kept free of hole cores)

2. Hardened steel with titanium nitride coating

(long life cutting through polymers containing abrasive BaSO4, TiO2, and Silica)

3. Down to .0018″ wall thickness

(minimal plastic cold flow around holes)

4. Stiff cutting tip and high concentricity

(no scuff marks at hole entry and no bending or vibration during drilling)

5. Extremely sharp cutting edge

(clean cut at hole exit)

Better catheter hole drilling!

The catheter hole cores travel from the drill bits and continue their isolation as they flow directly into a collection chamber.

Ground Edge

The fine sharpness of the drills is achieved by grinding with very fine grit wheels. This allows the drill to cut cleanly with minimal resistance. Our attention to detail serves your catheter hole drilling production needs and gives you a better product. Ask us about drill resharpening services.

Use of hardened 440C wear resistant stainless steel with a TiN coating make for high strength with long wear life.

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Catheter Tipping Dies

Need sample parts for proof-of-concept?  With our extensive library of over 400 dies, we can often produce a close approximation of your catheter design, whether you need simple tip forming, complex tip forming, flaring, flanging, or bonding.

Rapid prototyping?  We’ll manufacture a die to your specific geometry, incorporating CATHTIP® proprietary design features, to quickly produce a prototype.

Process refinement?  Take the prototype to the next level to prepare your device for production. Additionally, CATHTIP can take your existing product and improve upon your current process to deliver flashless tipping and more exacting geometry. 

Testing samples?  We supply engineering samples for qualification studies.

Part quality waning? Replace your die or follow this die cleaning tutorial!

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Tipping dies are mounted in a water-cooled block with a thread-in, thread-out design for speedy production changes.  Our standard carbide dies are extremely durable and resistant to wear from production cycles and cleaning operations.

CATHTIP provides process development so your catheter tipping machines arrive with tooling mounted and parameters set.  You are ready to go with accurate, repeatable, quality operation capability for your manufacturing success.

If preferred, we can make parts for you in our ISO 14644-1 Certified Class 7 cleanroom.  We are happy to support you at any stage, be it proof of concept, qualification runs, low volume production, or high volume production.