Precision Spring & Wire Solutions

Creating a miniature flat wire coil  

Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. Teleflex apply purpose driven innovation to benefit patients and healthcare providers. They have a diverse portfolio, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anaesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. 

Teleflex were approached by one of their main customers and asked if they could make changes to an existing catheter product, making it even smaller. Teleflex had some ideas on how to do this and developed drawings of how to approach the new design. However, they had not previously used the coils required in their catheters and needed to enlist the help of an external company, who were experts in coils, and could help them to produce the full concept.   


The R&D manager in Teleflex approached the team in SCS to discuss the new approach. Together they worked on refining the design, which included a flat wire coil. This type of coil was unheard of at the time but was an essential part for miniaturising the existing product. SCS worked on developing unique tooling that would allow them to create the new type of flat wire coil that was critical to the success of the project. Over the next three to four months, SCS produced new coils which were tested and tweaked to deliver exactly what Teleflex needed.  


The production of the new catheter with a flat wire coil gave Teleflex a huge advantage on the marketplace. They were now able to expand their product range and stay ahead of the competition. SCS continue to work with Teleflex today. 


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