Braiding is a technique used to add strength, kink resistance, steerability, and torsion control to medical extrusions and tubing.

At Biomerics, we provide industry leading medical device companies with braided and coiled shaft solutions. We offer both vertical continuous reel-to-reel braiding as well as horizontal reel-to-reel and mandrel braiding. Our wide range of braiding machines and carrier configurations meet the needs of a variety of medical applications, and our engineering team can work with you to identify the right materials, braid reinforcement, and shaft design for your medical application.

Our braiding capabilities range from .75 French (Fr) Outside Diameter (OD) to 32Fr, with wall thickness as low as 0.005”. Our braiding processes include vertical reel-to-reel continuous braiding and precision horizontal mandrel braiding. We can braid a wide range of material reinforcements including stainless steel, nitinol, monofilament nylon, Kevlar, and other specialty polymers. Biomerics has the ability to vary the braid pattern, pick count, and wire shape (flat, round, ribbon, etc.) across the length of a shaft. In addition to braiding, we also offer coiling and braid-coil combinations.

Along with custom braiding, we also offer Prolix™, our proprietary line of high pressure braided tubing.

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