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Polymeric Tube Finish and Dimension

Tubes made from polymeric material are commonly used in many industries ranging from automotive, medical, electrical, to many other categories. In this study, medical catheters made of different polymeric materials were studied using the Nanovea 3D Non-Contact Profilometer to measure surface roughness, morphology, and dimensions. Surface roughness is crucial for catheters as many problems with catheters, including infection, physical trauma, and inflammation can be linked with the catheter surface. Mechanical properties, such as coefficient of friction, can also be studied by observing surface properties. These quantifiable data can be obtained to ensure the catheter can be used for medical applications.

Polymeric Tube Finish and Dimension

Mechanical Properties of Catheter

Catheters that are widely used in the medical industry have very important roles and require precise characterization in order to make sure that they function appropriately. Due to their wide number of applications, catheters have varying levels of stiffness, frictional properties and composition. Since catheters are inserted inside the human body (and sometimes outside) precisely categorizing a catheter based on its properties is important. To make sure that a catheter is made correctly and suits the application it was created for professionals in the medical supplies manufacturing industry can benefit greatly by quantifying the mechanical properties of catheter tubes.

Mechanical Properties of Catheter