Braiding is a technology used to produce round braids like cords or ropes, as well as, flat braids, such as strands. Our professional braiding machines harness this technology to manufacture braided implants, including multi-wire braided structures. The production of braided medical devices demands exceptional precision.

How it works

Due to high production speeds, classic circular braiding machines provide ideal conditions for the production of cylindrical braids. Bobbin carriers are propelled by the rotational movements of individual horn gears on a fixed track continuously transitioning to the adjacent impeller. The typical braid structure is formed as the wires of two counter-rotating bobbin series regularly intersect and are then positioned onto the braid core as the process progresses.


The preferred starting material for braided implants is polymer fibers, with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) being the most widely used material today. This material gained prominence through the pioneering work of renowned cardiac surgeon Michael DeBakey, who introduced it for this application in 1958. PET has proven to be highly compatible with blood and biocompatible and continues to be utilized to this day.

TAG has the capability, knowledge, and technology to integrate complex suture structures using various raw materials, including nitinol.