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Applied Plastics Offers PTFE Coated Stainless Steel Forming Mandrels for Fuse Welding

Published on 2011-03-10. Author : SpecialChem

A line of medical-grade, precision PTFE coated stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels that are designed for manufacturing stent delivery systems is available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, Massachusetts.

Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are non-flaking and provide a smooth anti-stick surface that can withstand up to 288°C continuous, with excur-sions to 371°C. Designed to prevent sticking and simplify catheter removal in fuse welding and tipping operations, these stainless steel or nitinol forming mandrels exhibit a 0.05 coefficient of friction per ASTM-1894.

Maintaining an inventory of over 50,000 pieces, Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are available in sizes from 0.004" to 0.070" O.D., including many fractional sizes from 0.004" to 0.040" O.D. with ±0.0003" standard tolerances, custom to ±0.0001", and precision cut lengths to 12 ft.

Applied PTFE Natural® Coated Mandrels are priced from $ 1.29 per foot, depending upon material, size, tolerances, and quantity. Free stainless steel samples, pricing and literature are available upon request.

About Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Founded in 1954, we are one of the original licensed industrial applicators of DuPont Teflon® finishes in the country and were one of the pioneers in the development of electrostatically applied powder coatings. Serving customers worldwide in virtually every industry, ranging from aerospace to medical, we know how to match the most appropriate coating and application technology to meet your precise requirements. Our skilled technicians understand the art and science of selecting, custom formulating, and applying functional finishes. We apply coatings that solve problems.

Source: Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

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