Confluent Medical Acquires Tube Hollows International (THI) and Launches Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence

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Confluent Medical Acquires Tube Hollows International (THI) and Launches Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence

Confluent Medical’s High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence Offers Nitinol Component Manufacturers the Most Comprehensive and Highest-Performance Selection of Nitinol Tubing Ideally Suited for Implantable Devices Such as Trans-Catheter Heart Valves.

FREMONT, Calif. – February 05, 2019 – Confluent Medical (formerly Nitinol Devices & Components “NDC”) launched today the High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence in response to increasing market demand for High-Performance Nitinol Tubing in challenging applications such as Trans-Catheter Heart Valves, Neurovascular, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Pulmonary. Confluent Medical is able to support the Nitinol component manufacturers that require the highest performance in Nitinol durability, fatigue-resistance, surface finish and tight tolerances.

The High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence has world-class internal capabilities that include:

  • High purity ELI Nitinol material. Custom-melted Nitinol material with exceptionally high purity that provides superior cyclical fatigue durability.
  • Wide range of Nitinol tubing sizes and tolerances. Nitinol tubing in diameters that exceed 10mm, which is often utilized in complex Trans-Catheter Mitral or Aortic Valve components.
  • Precise Nitinol tubing processes, including gun-drilling, centerless grinding, and machining. With the recent acquisition of Tube Hollows International, Confluent Medical has the most comprehensive, best-in-class offering for Nitinol tubing processing.
  • Superior surface finish. An optimal surface on the OD and ID that allows for ideal component manufacturing.

The acquisition of Tube Hollows International has been a key piece in the development of the High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence. THI is the leader in precision gun-drilling of Nitinol tube hollows. Additionally, THI brings world-class capabilities in centerless grinding and precision machining.

Confluent Medical’s High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence is ideally set up to support medical device companies that require world-class Nitinol tubing for their designs for long-term implantable applications within the heart and other critical structures.

Contacts
Doug Hutchison
Confluent Medical
Doug.Hutchison@confluentmedical.com