Guides

Need a specific components or process?  We represent manufacturers that have a wealth of experience.  Use these guides to explore our capabilities.  In each category we will let you know key design parameters, what helps, what challenges, and what to think about as the design finalizes.  Please contact us if you have any questions

One of the most used and versatile components.  We specialize in fine and ultra fine wire diameters as well as unique alloy types and shapes. From quick prototypes to large quantity production, for the Medical, Electronics, Aerospace and Military Industry or any market needing the perfect custom wire component.  ISO Certified and ITAR Registered. 

Laser cutting tubes, with holes, slots, spiral patterns and more.  Clean edges, and extremely accurate.

Custom catheters that require a lubricious and chemical-resistant inner layer, PTFE etched liners can be provided in cut length or over wire, providing the foundation to build simple or complex catheter bodies upon. Our inline etching process ensures outer jackets bond readily to the liner, eliminating delamination issues.

Coiling, Forming, Braiding, Shape Setting, Welding, Grinding, Surface Treatments, Assembly and more

Precision grinding of guidewires, corewires, mandrels, stylets, pins, cutting tools, core pins, tubing, coils, and other round materials.  We are strategically geared towards handling very small prototype runs as well as extremely high volumes. Comfortable with tight tolerance, small diameter range, in a wide range of materials. If the tolerance calls for it, we will grind it.

Metal and textile structures that meet the exacting design criteria of research physicians and biomedical device engineers.  Collaborative engineering process.  Material testing, and post processing. Help refining design for optimum form, function, manufacturability, and quality

High strength, low elongation, low creep actuation cables.  UHMWPE sutures.  Wide range of color markers.  

Many micro components are laser welded together to produce a subassembly.  Often times, it is laser welding of micro wire components. We work with our customers to find ways of combining these pieces together to save time and money by eliminating other operations and reduce incoming inspections at their facilities.

Precision extrusion for the medical device industry, with tight tolerances and diameter range from ”as thin as it gets” to 12 mm. The excellent production in clean-room facilities, or controlled environment, is a prerequisite for Optinova being a trusted partner when delivering components and products for medical applications.

Services include but are not limited to: MillingTurning, and Micro Machining, and Swiss Machining for your most precise and intricate medical device components. Our Quality System is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485

Precision metal stampings, washers, spacers and shims. Custom stamping capabilities covers a complete range of sizes up to 12"x12" (flat) with thicknesses from .005" to .134" and deep draws of up to 3" deep and 8" in diameter; AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008

Prototype and Development of Catheter Shafts (Extruded/Reflow), Braiding, Table Top Molding, Ultrasonic Welding, Thermal Bonding, RF Bonding

Polyimide Coated wire for superior dielectric strength and insulation.  Polyimide tubing for superior torquability, and strength.

Flat wire, square wire and special shaped wire in 40 different metals and alloys. This wire is precision made to customer specifications and prints, as well as government and non-government specifications.

Finished surgical needles.  Solid and hollow.  Suture attachment services and equipment.

Lubricious coatings to the ID/OD of narrow plastic and metal tubes.  Minimize fluid carryover with ID-coated probes and tubing. Maximize lubricity with ID-coated nitinol or stainless steel hypotubes and coils for neuro-, cardio- and peripheral vascular intervention.