Heat Shrink Removal & Skiving

The Heat Shrink process is what secures all of your catheter assemblies together. It protects it from external heat forces and secures the catheter shaft so that it is uniform throughout. Skivers are individualized tools that can be used to peel away heat-shrunk polymers from a variety of mandrel/tubing configurations once the catheter has reached the OD stage of production. Skivers enable operators to cut down on processing time and increase performance as tubing comes off the production line. These skivers can be individually customized to your specific needs including as small as 0.017 to as large as 0.750.

The CT Skiver is a customized tool that cuts between the catheter tubing and applied heat shrink layers and separates them, removing the heat shrink material.