Custom Wire Twisting
CWT accommodates both fine wire coiling and fine wire twisting requirements. However, sometimes the application of a single-strand custom medical wire can limit the options available for certain project specifications. In those situations, custom wire twisting may be considered a more viable option to resolve those limitations.
Twisted wires are fabricated by taking a length of wire and, at its midpoint, folding the wire in half – creating two wire strands. After securing one end of the doubled wire, the other end is turned, which twists (or winds) the wires together. Specification parameters to be considered when manufacturing twisted medical wire components include: Base Wire Diameter, Twisted Wire Diameter, Overall Length of twisted wire, torque.
Custom Wire technologies is a specialist at wire twisting for complex and highly regulated medical products. The types of products that use wire twisting include guidewire components and stylets. We can cut twisted wire to length and provide additional forming options to meet your specifications. Our automated twist wire machinery ensures fast turnaround, high repeatability and competitive pricing. Typically we manufacture stainless steel twisted wire but we have experience with a variety of medical grade materials.
Our fine wire specialists can identify and accommodate your unique wire twisting requirements. The video below captures a brief look at our fine wire twisting manufacturing capabilities. Wound Wires (which differ from coiling) may be an alternative solution for certain projects.