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Reinforcement
Braid, Spiral, or Longitudinal - Alloys, Stainless, or Polymers.
We have a variety of methods and materials at our disposal to reinforce your tubing. Constructions include spiral, braid, or longitudinal members as well as combinations and variations of each. Reinforcing materials range from metals, such as copper/copper alloys and stainless steel, to high strength polymers. We can reinforce most extruded tubing including single and multi-lumen, thin wall, micro-bore, co-extrusions, unique profiles, micro-miniature tubes, and tubes with multi-layers of dissimilar materials.

Braid Reinforced Tubing
The industry leader in custom braid reinforced tubing
New England Tubing effectively utilizes its in-house technical staff and years of experience to assist our customers from product development to the finished product.  

With our extensive background in the manufacturing of braided tubing for medical devices, New England Tubing is the industry leader in custom braid reinforced tubing. We are able to produce single and multi-lumen reinforced tubing designed to meet your specification. Our team has experience with many different braid materials and types ranging from round and flat stainless steel alloys to high strength monofilament polymers. You provide us with the important characteristics (torque, flexibility, etc.) of your tube, and utilizing our years of experience and accrued knowledge of braid materials and configurations, we will recommend a suitable braid design.

With custom manufacturing, the possibilities are endless. By using different braid designs/configurations and varying the density of the braid we can design varied flexibility over the length. This produces a tube that starts out stiff and gradually gets more and more flexible over its length. Tensile and elongation properties can be managed and manipulated by adding a longitudinal member which can increase tensile strength and reduce elongation. New England Tubing can vary the braid, among many other things, to achieve the desired characteristics and qualities that each and every product requires. Pieces can also be cut to length or delivered in bulk depending on your needs.

Braid Reinforced Materials

  • Round Wire (Small as 0.001” [0.025 mm])
  • Flat Wire (Small as 0.0003” x 0.002” [0.0076 mm x 0.051 mm])
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper and Copper Alloys
  • Nitinol
  • Textiles
  • High Strength Polymers

 

Benefits of Reinforcement

  • Kink Resistance
  • Variable Flexibility
  • Improved Hoop (Crush) Strength
  • Increased Column Strength
  • Improve Tensile Strength
  • Improved Torque Response
  • Withstand High Pressure
  • Add Shape Memory
  • Provide Armouring/Protection

 

Spiral Reinforced Tubing
Improve hoop strength and vary flexibility
New England Tubing specializes in spiral reinforced tubing,typically used to improve hoop (crush) strength and change flex characteristics of tubing. Our in-house technical staff has designed and built our PLC controlled high speed spiral winders, capable of handling a wide range of tubes and sizes. We have manufactured miniature tubing (< 2Fr or 0.66 mm) used in neurological applications to larger tubing (up to 27Fr or 9.0 mm) used in endoscopy devices for gastrological procedures. We also have the ability to change the density of the spiral over one length which provides varying levels of flexibility throughout that individual piece.

As with braid reinforced tubes, New England Tubing can add a longitudinal member to a spiral reinforced tube which again modifies its tensile and elongation properties. Our team has experience with a wide array of materials used for spiral reinforcing ranging from flat or round stainless steel alloys to high strength monofilament polymers. 

Spiral Reinforced Materials

  • Round Wire (Small as 0.001” [0.025 mm])
  • Flat Wire (Small as 0.0003” x 0.002” [0.0076 mm x 0.051 mm])
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper and Copper Alloys
  • Nitinol
  • Textiles
  • High Strength Polymers

 

Benefits of Spiral Reinforcement

  • Kink Resistance
  • Variable Flexibility
  • Improved Hoop (Crush) Strength
  • Increased Column Strength

 

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New England Tubing Technologies designs innovative tubing solutions. From rapid prototyping services and small quantity orders to full production and value-added services. Let us help you dream beyond today’s technology!

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