Custom Stranding For The Medical Industry
Custom Stranding

Medical industry applications for wire and cable can be very specialized. As medical electronics become more complex, the specifications for wire and cable become increasingly stringent. At Micro-Tek Corporation, we specialize in meeting these high-tech needs. We are able to provide products across a wide range of applications for medical based systems.

In many cases, these systems call for highly flexible stranding. One example of this is the 49 ends of #46 AWG 316L stainless steel standing that we fabricate. This stranding is insulated with Teflon® PTFE with a final insulation OD of 0.022″ – 0.026″. A variation of this is also manufactured with a slightly larger stranding but the same OD requirements. These strandings fall into USP specification for sizes 2/0 and 1/0. Micro-Tek also can manufacture a stranding to the USP 3/0 specification. We have been manufacturing this product for over 15 years and produce more than one million feet per year for use in cardiac arrest electrodes. Customers may specify any color for the insulation as well as changes to the stranding to fit their needs.

To learn more about this project, or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.

Custom Stranding Project Highlights

Product Description

7×7 PTFE Insulated 316L SS

Capabilities Applied/Processes


  • Strand
  • Extrude
Equipment Used to Assemble Part


Material Used

Medical Grade 316L Stainless Steel
PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)

Material Finish

.022″-.026″ PTFE Insulation

In process testing/inspection performed

Measurement Testing
Spark Testing

Industry for Use



> 1 Million ft. per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

8 weeks

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer Specifications

Product Name

7×7 316L SS 0.022-0.026″

Additional Facts

Assemble of wire for 15+ years Customizable – with blanket order and ranges of color Optional

  • Resistance Testing
  • Laser Testing
  • Spot Checking
  • Bond Strength testing
  • Etch Bond Ability Testing