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Our in-depth braiding and reinforced coiling expertise – combined with our consistent quality levels, has made VistaMed the leading market provider of braided and coil reinforced shaft solutions – for minimally invasive medical device systems.

We can provide you with braided catheter and coil reinforced solutions as a sub-assembly or complete outsourcing solution thereby enabling  you to benefit from our expertise in braiding and coil technologies.

From braid on coil, variable pitch coiling, multi-lumen and stepped shaft catheter systems, VistaMed can deliver a custom made design for your project’s needs.

We offer high quality braided medical tubing, that can be customized to fit your design needs. We frequently work with flat and round stainless steel wire in addition to monofilaments. Regardless of your requirements – be it – torque control, kink resistance or column strength, VistaMed can custom manufacture braided tubing for you.


  • Delivery and guiding catheters
  • Steering mechanism assemblies
  • High-pressure tubing
  • Kink resistant sheaths
  • Stent delivery systems

Value-Added Capabilities

  • Tip Bonding
  • Insert Moulding
  • Maker Band Application
  • Braid Termination
  • Holes

Shaft Dimensions

  • OD range: 2 French (0.0026”, 0.66mm) through 24 French (0.315”, 8.00mm)
  • Wall thickness: 0.005” (0.13mm) – 0.038” (0.97mm)

Materials (Liner)

  • PTFE
  • FEP
  • PE
  • PEBA
  • TPU
  • Nylon
  • Custom Blends

Materials (Jackets)

  • PEBA
  • TPU
  • Nylon
  • Custom Blends
  • Multi-durometer

Braid Construction


  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • Nylon
  • Nitinol

Wire Pattern:

  • Maximum PPI: 250

Wire Size:

  • Round: 0.001” (0.0025mm) – 0.0004” (0.10mm)
  • Flat: 0.0005” X 0.0003” (0.013mm X 0.08mm) – 0.002” X 0.007” (0.05mm X 0.18mm)


Braiding Capabilities

Braiding materials:

SS304, SS316, Nitinol, Tungsten, Nylon 6, LCP


Braid wire sizes:

0.0005” – 0.004” round wire

0.0005x0.003” – 0.004x0.012” flat wire


Braiding patterns:

Diamond (2 wires under 2 over 2)

Herringbone (1 wire under 2 over 2)

Half Diamond (1 wire under 1 over 1)


Braiding cores:

POM, PTFE, HDPE, or directly onto catheter

OD: 0.2mm – 8.00mm


Braid machines & pitch:

16 or 32 wire machines

5 – 200 PPI or variable braid pitch available


Tri-axal wires in the braid are available- up to 16 individual wires




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