Catheter Hole Making Punches

SYNEO manufactures very precise, super sharp, durable punches for drilling, punching, and skiving holes in catheter based medical devices. SYNEO cutters are manufactured to very tight tolerances to ensure repeatability and performance. SYNEO works closely with its customers to evaluate catheter hole and skiving applications to determine the best cutting tool to achieve the device specifications. SYNEO will analyze the optimum cutter raw material, tip style, dimensions, coating, if required, and recommend drilling, punching or skiving to achieve the best result for each application.

SYNEO, the leading edge in medical automation solutions, is pleased to announce the ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Texas manufacturing facility. An ISO certification is a significant achievement as it signifies a commitment to quality, process controls and customer satisfaction.

Materials

C-Series | 304 stainless steel


C-Series hard temper, stainless steel punches are a cost-effective choice when applications require extremely sharp edges or resultant holes as small as 0.005” (0.15mm) in diameter. This series is available in a wide range of gauge sizes and can be further modified to yield different inside diameters, wall thicknesses and tip configurations. When application requirements are more demanding, the addition of titanium nitride (TiN) and titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coatings increase durability and lubricity to the C-Series cutters.

B-Series | engineered metal


Combining highly engineered materials with precision manufacturing processes results in a robust line of cutters for braided catheter tubing applications. The B-series punches are available in a limited number of standard diameters or can be manufactured to meet specific requirements.


H-Series | 17-4 stainless steel


H-Series punches are furnace-hardened for maximum durability. This iron-chromium-nickel alloy couples high corrosion resistance with heat-treat capability for high strength. H-Series offer the best balance between cost and durability for automated punching, drilling and skiving applications with hole sizes greater than 0.020” (0.5mm).

T-Series | 465 stainless steel


Like the H-Series, these punches are furnace-hardened for maximum durability. These application-specific punches combine high strength, superior wear resistance and size availability to make them the practical choice for high-volume production or demanding applications.

Coatings

Titanium nitride


Titanium nitride (TiN) is the most common coating requested. This coating bonds molecularly with the metal surface to prevent blistering, flaking or chipping. The coating substantially reduces friction and increases material hardness for increased tool life.

TiN is rated 85 on the Rockwell C hardness scale, indicating that it is even harder than the carbide commonly used in metalworking tools.

TiN coatings:

  • typically extend tool life five to seven times
  • will not corrode
  • will not leave residue
  • are FDA-compliant for use in medical instruments

TiN is particularly well-suited for razor-sharp tools like SYNEO punches because the micro-thin coating (two to three microns or .001 inches) is thick enough to add toughness, but too thin to reduce sharpness.

The ID of the tools are coated to the depth of the cutter diameter, reducing friction on the ID as well as the OD of the tool.


Tip Styles

Cutter edge


  • Inside

    The inside edge has a straight inside bore diameter and a taper on the outside diameter, which yields a cutting edge at the inside diameter of the punch.

  • Middle

    The middle edge is achieved by tapering the outside and inside diameter which yields a cutting edge approximately in the middle of the punch wall.

  • Outside

    The outside edge has a straight outside diameter and a taper on the inside bore diameter, which yields a cutting edge at the outside diameter of the punch.

Cutter shape


  • Round

  • Oval

  • Formed

  • Custom

With over twenty years of development and manufacturing experience, our team will work with you to meet the specific needs of your project.

Punch Life


Like any cutting tool, SYNEO punches will become dull after repetitive use. Below are some of the factors affecting the durability of these tools.

  • Physical characteristics such as tube material, durometer, wall thickness and radiopacifiers
  • Drill speed, feed rates or punch impact rates
  • Type of beading or internal tubing support used
  • Fixturing characterisitcs and how securely the drill is held in relation to the tubing wall
  • Care and handling
  • Methods of inspection and handling
  • Size and type
  • Tip configuration

Standard punch list

Part number

Description

Cutting edge diameter

CR0180115N26R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.018 in
ID:
.011 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
26 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.013" (0.33mm)
CR0220145N24R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.022 in
ID:
.014 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
24 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.017" (0.43mm)
CR0250165N23R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.025 in
ID:
.016 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
23 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.019" (0.48mm)
CR0280205N22R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.028 in
ID:
.020 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
22 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.022" (0.56mm)
CR0280215N22T4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.028 in
ID:
.021 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
22 Gauge
Wall:
Thin
Tip style:
Drilled
.023" (0.58mm)
CR0320225N21R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.032 in
ID:
.022 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
21 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.026" (0.66mm)
CR0320245N21R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.032 in
ID:
.024 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
26 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.027" (0.69mm)
CR0350255N20R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.035 in
ID:
.025 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
20 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.028" (0.71mm)
CR0350275N20R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.035 in
ID:
.027 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
20 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.030" (0.76mm)
CR0420285N19R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.042 in
ID:
.028 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
19 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.033" (0.84mm)
CR0420305N19R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.042 in
ID:
.030 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
19 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.034" (0.86mm)
CR0420315N19R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.042 in
ID:
.031 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
19 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.035" (0.89mm)
CR0420325N19R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.042 in
ID:
.032 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
19 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.036" (0.91mm)
CR0420335N19R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.042 in
ID:
.033 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
19 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.037" (0.94mm)
CR0500335N18R1 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.033 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.038" (0.97mm)
CR0500355N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.035 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.040" (1.02mm)
CR0500365N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.036 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.041" (1.04mm)
CR0500375N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.037 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.042" (1.07mm)
CR0500385N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.038 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.042" (1.08mm)
CR0500405N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.040 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.043" (1.11mm)
CR0500415N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.041 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.044" (1.12mm)
CR0500425N18R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.042 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
18 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.045" (1.14mm)
CR0580445N17R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.050 in
ID:
.044 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
17 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.049" (1.25mm)
CR0580475N17R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.058 in
ID:
.047 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
17 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.051" (1.30mm)
CR0650495N16R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.065 in
ID:
.049 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
16 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.055" (1.40mm)
CR0650515N16R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.065 in
ID:
.051 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
16 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.056" (1.42mm)
CR0720555N15R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.072 in
ID:
.055 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
15 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.062" (1.58mm)
CR0720605N15R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.060 in
ID:
.055 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
15 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.065" (1.65mm)
CR0830655N14R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.083 in
ID:
.065 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
14 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.072" (1.83mm)
CR0830705N14R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.083 in
ID:
.070 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
14 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.075" (1.91mm)
CR0890735N1354 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.089 in
ID:
.073 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
13 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.080" (2.03mm)
CR0950765N13R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.095 in
ID:
.076 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
13 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.083" (2.11mm)
CR0950785N13R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.095 in
ID:
.078 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
13 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.086" (2.18mm)
CR1090875N12R4 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.109 in
ID:
.087 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
12 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.098" (2.49mm)
CR1200945N11R1 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.120 in
ID:
.094 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
11 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.106" (2.69mm)
CR1341065N10R1 Material:
304SS
Shape:
Round
OD:
.134 in
ID:
.106 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
TiN
Shaft:
10 Gauge
Wall:
Regular
Tip style:
Drilled
.119" (3.02mm)
HS1251135P1183 Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.125 in
ID:
.113 in
Length:
1.5 in
Coating:
None
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.125" (3.18mm)
HS1871730P1183S Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.187 in
ID:
.173 in
Length:
.812 in
Coating:
None
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.187" (4.75mm)
HS2502380P1183S Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.250 in
ID:
.238 in
Length:
.812 in
Coating:
None
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.250" (6.35mm)
HS3122810P1183S Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.312 in
ID:
.281 in
Length:
.812 in
Coating:
TiN
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.312" (7.93mm)
HS3753480P1183S Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.375 in
ID:
.348 in
Length:
.812 in
Coating:
TiN
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.375" (9.53mm)
HS5004101P1183 Material:
17-4
Shape:
Round
OD:
.500 in
ID:
.410 in
Length:
1 in
Coating:
TiN
Shank:
1/8 in

Tip style:
Outside
.500" (12.70mm)

Standard punch list


Standard punch list PDF

Contact

Syneo Texas


3601 Galaznik Road
Angleton, TX USA 77515
Phone: 979.849.8700
Fax: 979.849.8701

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CT


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