ground tip on a nitinol hypotube

Nitinol Hypotubes

Hypotubes are ideal for medical components with precision wire diameters. Hypotubes are basically small diameter tubess. Modern Grinding can custom manufacture hypotube shafts with Stainless Steel 304, 316 or Nitinol.

Hypotubes combined with custom ground tips can be used to create a variety of medical devices such as needles and cannulas. We have also created a variety of advanced design medical products using nitinol hypotubes.

Ground Hypotubes

Modern Grinding is experienced in advanced hypotube grinding. We can grind profiles into the tubing walls such as tapers and steps. We can also grind sharp tips onto the end of hypotubes. We are able to hold tight tolerances which gives us a competitive advantage over the competition.

Nitinol Tube Grinding

Precision nitinol machining is not for the faint of heart. Nitinol is very abrasive and requires specialized tooling for the perfect grind. Modern Grinding will work with customers to achieve the best tip grind for their project.

Nitinol Tube Laser Cutting

Modern Grinding does not have in-house laser cutting abilities but we work with several sub-contract laser cutting companies on a regular basis.

Hypotube with a tip laser welded on for a very small needle:

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In the News

Check out Modern Grinding in a recent issue of Micro Manufacturing for a feature article about our micro manufacturing capabilities.




Also, our very own Jim Boldig was recognized as a Top 30 under 30 Medtech Innovator by Qmed.