Catheter Tip Forming System

For Tipping & Flaring Applications


Your catheter tipping machine for R&D and Manufacturing use.  

The LX model RF Tipper provides the utmost consistency using closed-loop process control for RF energy and Die temperature. The RF tipper can use two-style cassettes to form the catheter tube's distal or proximal end.

Tip Forming Cassette

Distal End Forming
  • Dilator Tips
  • Sheaths Tips
  • Introducer Tips
  • Bullet Nose Tips

Flaring Cassette

Proximal End Forming
  • Flared Conical Shape
  • Hood-Formed Tips
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CLICK TO SEE - Short Specs of Catheter Tipper CTF-807-LX1

Model No.



Distal End Forming

Proximal End Flaring

Product Size


0.1" - 2.5"

RF Generator

30-300 watts

6.78 MHz Frequency

Control System

Allen Bradley PLC

7" Touch Screen PC HMI


100-240VAC / 15A /50-60Hz

80psi / 5bar Clean Dry Air (CDA)

Small Footprint

14" x 24" / 356mm x 610mm

Shipping Weight

69lb / 31kg


CE Marked

UL per request

Validation Support

Documents available for IQ, FAI, DOE

OQ at customer site per request

Operating Environment

65-95°F / 18-35°C

68% Max Humidity Non-Condensing

Max 2000m elevation

Catheter Tipping System Highlights

2.5Fr - 34Fr

French Sizes

0 - 2.5" / 0 - 60mm

Tip Lengths

Up to 450°C

Material Temps. (Tg)


Polyimide Tapered Tips

PTFE and Polyimide Tipping

PTFE and Polyimide High-Temp

4.5Fr Sheath and Dilator

Sheath and Introducer Tips

Tip Forming 13F Dilator

Dilator Tips

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Innovative, Results-Oriented Team Environment

Focused on problem-solving and timely execution of customer requirements

Delivering solutions through new technologies backed by essential customer training

Flaring the proximal end of a 31Fr Introducer Catheter

Flaring a 31F Bicaval Introducer Catheter

Customer Requirement:

Customer had tight tolerances and the contract manufacturer could not control the process to achieve a consistent wall thickness and shape. They asked us to develop a consistent forming process.

ONEX RF Solution:

We analyzed the material properties and created a special funnel shaped die and wound several types of coils so we could balance the heating and even flow of the material. It was a matter of balancing the heat and controlling the material pressure to create the perfect tip every cycle.


 We used the following system: 

  • CTF-807-LX1 with a reverse flaring cassette and monitored the die temperature to better control the flaring process.

Customer Benefit:

Customer got a consistent process and was able to increase the throughput from 800-1000/day and reduce scrap 25%.

Forming the tip of a 5Fr Sheath and eliminating the tip splitting issues

4.5Fr Sheath and Dilator

Customer Requirement:

The Sheath distal end tips were cracking and splitting open after the forming process. They used an older catheter tipping system and did not have much control.

ONEX RF Solution:

We analyzed the materials and identified some ways to improve the process. We built a sample die and did full process development. Customer liked the results and purchased several systems replacing the old ones.

 We Offered the following: 

  • CTF-807-LX1 with fine pressure control module.
  • Manufactured the dies and developed the process.
  • Helped them validate the system and process.

RF Forming Flash-less 13Fr Introducer tips

Tip Forming 13F Dilator

Customer Requirement:

Customer had purchased a tip forming system and could not validate the process due to inconsistencies and flash issues every time they changed the setup.

ONEX RF Solution:

We reviewed the materials and current setup and offered to manufacture new dies and perform process development for three different catheters. Customer liked the results and purchased one system at first. After the successful validation and production, we received several new system orders.

We offered the following solutions. 

  • CTF-807-LX1 with medium cassette to form 2.5" long tips.
  • We designed and manufactured new dies and coils for different size catheters.
  • Helped the the customer validate the process.

Our Brochure

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Catheter Tipping Solutions

ONEX RF offers various solutions for the catheter manufacturing industry. View the brochure for more system options.

Other Services:

  • Mold Design and Fabrication
  • Process Development
  • Sample Runs for Evaluation
  • Validation Support


View RF Catheter Tipping Brochure

Contact Request Form

For quick response, please provide details of your product, process needs, and full contact information.


For application related questions, you can always reach us by phone at +1(626)358-6639.

We offer excellent service:

  • Die Prototyping
  • Evaluation Samples
  • Full Process Development
  • Turnkey Catheter Forming Solutions

We look forward to working with you soon.