Medical device tubing manufacturers have optimized production of tubing with wall thicknesses from .005” up to .035”. But what about thicker-wall tubing for orthopedic devices? Until recently, the only solutions were gun-drilled or seamless stock. These options come with high material costs, tight capacity, long lead times, and an unpredictable supply chain and delivery dates.
Now, Accu-Tube has developed an innovative thick-wall tubing option based on welded-and-drawn tubing. The material is 17-7 stainless steel, which provides the strength of current alloys with a much lower fabrication cost. This new tubing can replace gun-drilled or seamless stock for some applications, offering you lower cost, scalable capacity, faster delivery and a more reliable supply chain and delivery dates. In this webinar, we’ll discuss tubing requirements for orthopedic applications, the story behind the development of this new cost-effective tubing, and whether it’s right for your application.
Todd Oehlerking, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Accu-Tube
Todd joined Accu-Tube in 2020 as Director of Sales. He brings more than 20 years of medical device industry experience, first in engineering project development then in sales management. Previously, he served as Director of Sales at Vention Medical, where his OEM accounts included Medtronic, St. Jude and Boston Scientific. Todd has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Iowa State University, Ames.