Multi lumen tubes are extrusions that contain multiple channels, or passages, through the length of the tubing. This enables a larger capacity for varying devices in a smaller diameter tubing component.
Multi lumen tubes are commonly used in medical applications where multiple, segregated paths are needed for individual devices. Multiple cavities will allow the insertion of small devices, like cameras and wires, when minimally invasive procedures are required.
Multi lumen extrusions can be manufactured from a range of materials and in a variety of configurations. Multi lumen tubing can be extruded from specific materials to exhibit certain properties translating to better steer-ability, kink resistance, flexibility, hardness, or friction of the device.
Each lumen can also be designed to custom specifications to provide passage of required drugs, medical instruments, or other custom miniature devices. Multi lumen tubing can be manufactured with lumens of different shape, diameter, and wall thickness within the same extrusion.
Multi Lumen Tubing
Our extrusion experts at GenX possess the knowledge and equipment needed to ensure high quality, repeatable single lumen extrusions. Whether you need quick R&D runs, or high volume production quantities, GenX Medical can rapidly design and manufacture the proper tooling needed for your custom extrusion designs. Our internal capabilities allow precise, on-demand tooling to be manufactured for quick turnarounds or when critical adjustments are necessary.
GenX has acquired and developed specialized equipment and techniques necessary to extrude a variety of polymers, and maintain their original properties during the extrusion process. When materials require special considerations for moisture, filtration, or cooling, GenX applies resin-specific methods to ensure most stable and constant extrusion runs. With many medical grade polymers on hand, most single lumen extrusions can be manufactured within a week.