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Sneak Peek: Extrusion and Tube Processing

Originally Published MPMN April 2005

Product Update

Sneak Peek: Extrusion and Tube Processing

As medical technology becomes more advanced, the medical manufacturers that provide equipment and services must rise to meet the technology. Current developments include manufacturing smaller, complex products. This growing trend is particularly evident in extrusion and tube processing. “Tubing is becoming tinier in size and more elaborate in configuration,” says Rikki Bauer, vice president of Medical Extrusion Technologies (Murrieta, CA). With a shift toward more minimally invasive surgeries, smaller incisions are required, which in turn requires smaller tubing and other materials. Companies specializing in extrusion and tube processing are developing machinery and other devices in order to meet these new demands. As Bauer puts it, “Equipment, technology, and R&D in the field of extrusion are becoming more important than ever.”

Read more about extrusion and tube processing in the May 2005 issue of MPMN.

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