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May 21st, 2012

K-Tube Technologies Introduces New Research and Development Process for Device Engineers


Poway, Calif. — K-Tube Technologies, the largest producer of miniature stainless steel tubing in the United States, is pleased to announce its new R&D process for device engineers, K-Tube Discover. Created for engineers in the early phases of design and development, K-Tube Discover combines quick turnaround manufacturing with an on-site metallurgy lab and a dedicated advisory team to help new client concepts come to life. K-Tube Technologies is the only manufacturer to offer stock and custom tubing direct from the source.

In order to bring a device to production, engineers need support, information and resources during the early phases of R&D. K-Tube Discover is a collaborative process, created specifically for medical device engineers and engineers in other highly regulated industries. A dedicated team of experienced engineers and quality control experts operate the K-Tube Discovery Center, which provides metallurgical knowledge combined with industry expertise to help shepherd highly customized concepts through the development cycle and into a prototype.

“The K-Tube Discovery Center is a conceptual playground where great ideas come to life,” said Greg May, president of K-Tube Technologies. “We’re happy to partner with medical device engineers to provide metallurgical expertise, deep knowledge of device design and commitment to quick turnaround essential for product development. K-Tube Discover is a unique direct source for medical engineers who need to buy and develop tubing from concept to prototype and beyond.”

To submit a concept for consideration, engineers are encouraged to visit www.k-tube.com/discover. Submissions are evaluated daily. Concepts that are accepted are assigned to the discovery team, which will collaborate with device engineers and supply chain experts from ideation to full-scale production, providing a single source for the entire life cycle of the device.

About K-Tube Technologies
Founded in 1974, K-Tube developed a laser weld technology for bringing a lower cost needle to the medical device market. Today, K-Tube is the largest U.S. based manufacturer of small diameter tubing working to provide its customers with custom manufacturing, online ordering and state-of-the-art engineered tubing. For more information, visit www.k-tube.com.