It was not easy to find the ideal base material for use as a guidewire. Neither was it easy to devise a treatment process that would pose virtually no margin for error. At any scale of production–whether on a small-lot, just-in-time or large-production basis–that material had to satisfy the most critical requirement.
Our laser system for nitinol guidewire machining embodies the effort to excel in every aspect. It results in a component that is flexible, shape-retaining and incredibly smooth; one that cleanly proceeds to the site for subsequent placement of the essential device. As the precursor to a balloon catheter, a conventional catheter or a stent, a laser-processed guidewire is the assurance of safety.