Tech Talks: Medical

Behind the Curtain: Advanced Textile-Forming Technologies for Medical Devices


The evolution of textile knitting, weaving, and braiding continues to impact the performance of stents, ligaments, sutures, and surgical instrumentation. Original equipment manufacturers will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of how these devices and components reach their final stages by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the complex processes involved in medical textile production.

In this Tech Talk, an expert in medical textile-forming technology breaks down the process by addressing:

  • Yarn preparation and textile process flow
  • Core processes of textile-forming technologies (knitting, weaving, and braiding)
  • How different forming technologies affect the final fabric
  • Pros and cons of selected fabrics


Amanda Weber, Textile Design Engineer, Secant Group, LLC


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group