Processing Experts Discuss Best Methods and Tooling for Producing Precision Tubing

June 20

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Learn tips, tricks, and well-kept secrets for making the most precise medical tube from two of the plastics industry’s leading extrusion experts. 

The correct method used for processing medical tubing varies depending upon the material, line speed, ID and OD tolerances, surface finish, and even material properties. We’ll discuss the three main processing methods and the pros and cons of each. This webinar will also include a discussion of the variables that can affect a tubes precision and the associated tooling which can be used to enhance the process. 

You’ll benefit from this duo’s knowledge gained through many years of experience and their exposure to complex applications. 

You'll learn: 

  • Free extrusion processing, the variables to control, and tooling
  • Non-contact processing, the variables to control, and tooling
  • Vacuum/contact calibration processing, the variables to control, and tooling
  • Which process is best for your particular application 


Bob Bessemer 
Vice President of Extrusion Technology, Novatec 
Bob joined Novatec in August of 2018 with a wealth of industry experience, having spent more than 35 years in increasingly more responsible engineering and commercial roles, first at Killion Extruders (now part of Davis Standard), and then 25 years at Conair. Most recently Bob's primary focus was medical extrusion. Bob has been a long-time inventor and patent holder for the plastics extrusion industry. 

Larry Alpert 
President, Med1Extrusion 
Larry is a plastic's industry professional with over 40 years of experience in polymer extrusion; for 35 years, his focus has been medical extrusion. Larry has worked for several major medical device manufacturers in management positions, including Adam Spence Corporation, Boston Scientific, and Putnam Plastic. Larry holds a software patent for multiple alternate polymer extrusion systems and is listed on nine other US patents for medical processes and devices. Larry is currently the owner and President of Med1Extrusion.