This Wire Could Save Your Life

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Conductive pathways in the form of wires are being developed and used in various medical catheter applications to provide for the transport of electric signals and or electrical power down the length of devices used in minimally invasive procedures.

Micro diameter wire systems lead the way in usage due to this technology’s ability to provide smaller and smaller profiles, while maintaining consistent high quality metallic and insulation material properties and dimensions.

The nature of designing a product for use in a medical catheter emphasizes the relative micro-condition of the sizes and tolerances that are required by these products. Such conditions require conductor or wire elements with diameters between three and one one-thousandth of an inch and coated with insulation with thickness’ around five ten-thousandth of an inch. As such dimensions are reduced, so is the need for a process that reduces tolerances within acceptable limits.