All You Need To Know About Balloon Dimensional Testing

In the field of medical devices, data generation together with scientific documentation can determine the development of your device in terms of validation and optimization of your device.

Dimensional tests are used to consider the physical properties of balloons, such as the inner and outer diameters of the balloon tail walls and double wall thickness. You can also get more information about medical balloon testing by visiting

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In dimensional inspection, various instruments are used to measure the inner diameter of the balloon, and a micrometer is used to measure the thickness of the double wall. Measuring the inner diameter of the balloon helps determine the correct shaft for a particular catheter, while the double-wall thickness tells us what profile to expect. 

Thicker balloons usually have a larger profile. In addition, customers sometimes have special specifications that balloons need to meet that require additional measurements such as tail thickness or the full length of the balloon.

Another type of test done to better understand the balloon's specifications is the burst test, which measures the volume of the balloon, or the amount of pressure the balloon can withstand. 

Fracture testing can be performed using various test methods, such as pressure tests and volume tests. These tests are performed to ensure that the balloon meets the specific performance requirements for a particular application. 

For example, doctors need to know how much pressure is required for a particular procedure to inflate to a certain diameter. The type of balloon determines the type of explosion test performed.