Effective Leak and Blockage Testing of Vascular Access Sheaths

Reagent Vascular access sheaths, also referred to as sheath introducers or introducer sheaths, operate as a blood-blocking access port where catheters and guidewires can then more easily and effectively be threaded into a patient’s vasculature.  These devices are commonly designed with a molded and ... Read More

Reliable Leak and Blockage Testing of Medical Microfluidic Chips

Microfluidic chips may be tiny, but these devices perform a big job in healthcare. These mass-produced “lab-on-a-chip” devices perform chemical analyses of extremely small volumes of fluids. Read More

Special considerations for leak testing die cast parts

Die casting is a common process in which molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mould cavity that’s created with two dies of hardened steel. In this post, we explore the specific physical characteristics of die cast parts and how these impact leak test. Read More

Factors affecting leak flow rate and how to manage them

We often emphasize that everything leaks. No matter how exact the specifications are, every part will have an allowable air loss measurement compared to a material that shouldn’t leak. Read More

Five common mistakes to avoid with any leak test

That first fact about leak testing is that everything leaks—even if it’s to a very small degree. Read More

How to automate your test system for medical device leak and blockage testing, reducing operator dependence and increasing efficiency

Medical device manufacturing requires effective, consistent and accurate testing—proper functioning in the field relies on it. Automating your leak test and blockage testing systems enables medical device manufacturers to reduce human operator error, minimize false rejects and increase ... Read More

Considerations for leak testing ventilator tubes and circuits

Ventilator tubes and respiratory breathing tubes provide a crucial function in healthcare. Respiratory breathing tubes are primarily used to provide an umbilical connection between a ventilator and the patient for inhalation and exhalation gas management. In some cases, they are also used for ... Read More

How to Identify Leak Rates to Meet IPxx Standards

IPxx testing, or ingress protection testing, offers a globally recognized standard by which to test and rate any sealed device for its dust and moisture leak resistance. It is a leak standard that must be tested for in a growing number of industries, including medical, military, consumer products, ... Read More

5 most common types of leak testing—and when to use them

For those new to leak testing on the manufacturing line, the different technologies and methods can seem daunting. How do you choose the right kind of leak test for your application? How do you know if the method you’re using is producing the best results? These are questions we will help you ... Read More

Choosing Effective Leak Test Seals and Connectors for Medical Device Manufacturing

In the medical manufacturing industry, reliable quality testing is of the utmost importance—particularly when it comes to leak testing. And an accurate and reliable leak test starts with leak test seals and connectors you can trust. Leaking seals are the primary cause of misleading leak test ... Read More