Reinforced Braided Medical Tubing

Custom braided catheter tubing consists of a metal or fiber braided structure that is surrounded by two plastic polymer layers. Braided medical tubing provides numerous advantages including torque transmission, column strength, and burst pressure resistance. Braided catheters are frequently used in in high-performance catheters and high-performance medical tubing applications.

DUKE Empirical is a custom catheter manufacturer and supplier of premium braided catheter devices, as well as offers private label medical catheter components and medical devices. With our material recommendation and design assistance services, we can assist you in developing braided medical tubing that is manufactured to your exact specifications. Duke Empirical also provides new catheter product development solutions for OEMs, using our vast technical expertise in medical design and manufacturing to create high-quality devices that meet your design requirements.

Contact us for more information regarding our braided catheter medical tubing devices and our in-house production capabilities or call us at (831) 420-1104 and we will gladly assist you. DUKE Empirical is your trusted catheter manufacturer and supplier of high-quality braided catheters.


In-House Medical Extrusion Technologies Exclusively Tailored to Your Project Needs

DUKE Empirical utilizes ISO Class 8 cleanrooms to extrude, manufacture, and assemble our medical tubing, catheter components, and finished goods. Our controlled environment rooms are monitored for particulate to the ISO 14644 standards. In addition to meeting the ISO standard for particulate, the rooms are monitored for microbiology, making them suitable for medical device manufacturing.

At DUKE, our in-house medical extrusion technologies allow us to completely control the quality of the design and manufacturing process. Our trusted supply partners provide us with a solid supply of the raw materials that are necessary for developing and manufacturing high quality catheters in a short amount of time. We provide real-world solutions to common catheter design and manufacturing problems. A few examples of some of solutions that we can provide for your custom catheter needs include: 
  • Rapid prototyping, machining, and molding
  • Manufacturing
  • In-house testing services
  • Extrusion
  • Printing and coating
These are just a few examples of the capabilities that DUKE Empirical’s in-house catheter-based medical device technologies provides. For more examples on how we can improve or customize your catheter, give us a call at 831-420-1104; we will gladly walk you through our custom in-house design and catherter manufacturing processes.

Buy Stock Tubing from Duke Extrusion Today

Need reinforced braided medical tubing right away? You can check out our sister site, Duke Extrusion, to discover in-stock reinforced braided medical tubing, which you can purchase online and has a 48 hour turnaround time. You can also discover more about high-pressure lineskink-resistant tubing, and deflectable tip catheter applications.

Discover Reinforced Braided Catheter Tubing Material Options

Learn about the high-quality materials we utilize in our manufacturing by visiting the material pages on Duke Extrusion. We can mold filament materials into the wall of numerous braided tube material types including:

Braided Catheter Pattern Options

Single over/single under, double over/double under, and other braid patterns are available. Double, triple, and quadruple-ended filaments can be used, with various braid angles and varying PPI. 16, 24, or 48 carriers can be spooled on each bobbin. Axial elements can be added to multi-lumen tubing to provide braiding for individual lumens or all lumens. 

Variable Pic Braid Optimization

Variable pic braid can be used to optimize the performance of catheter tubing. The braid angle of the proximal portion of the shaft can be of lower pic count than the more flexible distal portion. This gives the tubing improved pushability, and torque response. The flexible, non-kinking distal end improves trackability and provides easier access to remote areas of vasculature for therapy delivery.

Reinforced Coil Filament Geometries

Whether your project requires ribbon, round, or flat coil filament geometries, DUKE Empirical can provide coil filaments based on your exact geometric needs. Coil filament geometries can include ribbon, round, or flat. Single or multi-filament coils can be used. DUKE Empirical will help you determine the best material, the best geometry, and the best coil layout for your braided catheter tubing application.

Hole Punching & PTFE Liners

Our braided medical tubing manufacturing capabilities can be combined with hole punching for greater accessibility and PTFE liners for improved interior lubricity.

Contact DUKE Empirical for Custom Braided Medical Tubing Today

Get a quote on braided catheter tubing for your application, or get in touch with our sales team and we will gladly answer any questions you have regarding your specific requirements. DUKE Empirical is your catheter manufacturer and a reliable source for premium reinforced braided medical tubing.

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