Medical tubes

Stainless steel medical tubes available as thin wall tubes in seamless or welded redrawn condition or as seamless thick wall tubes ('cannula tubes').

Sandvik medical tubes are available in a variety of stainless steels and delivered with cold drawn, ground, extremely polished or bright surface, depending on size and wall thickness.

Tubes for a wide range of medical applications

Sandvik's program of medical tubes covers tubes for cardiovascular and diagnostic applications, dental and surgical instruments as well as medical tubes for reconstruction, trauma and spinal use. Our in-house production of medical tubes allows for tailor-made sizes in small batches.

Medical tube materials (other grades can be offered on request)
Sandvik grade UNS ASTM
Sandvik 3R12 S30400/S30403 304/304L
Sandvik 3R65 S31600/S31603 316/316L
Sandvik 316LVM S31673 F138
Sandvik High-N S31675 F1586
Sandvik 5R75 S31635 (316Ti)*

* 316Ti (appearing in ASTM A240 and A479)

Size range

  • Outside diameter: 0.5-25.4 mm (0.0197-1 in.)
  • Wall thickness: 0.1-8 mm (0.0039-0.315 in.)

Other materials, sizes and mechanical properties are available on request.


Information about tolerances can be found in the material datasheet for the respective grade:


According to customer request.


We can provide the following types of testing for medical tubes:

  • Eddy Current test (on request)
  • Flaring test
  • Flattening test
  • Mechanical test
  • Microstructure test
  • Ultrasonic test (on request)

Disclaimer: Sandvik is not providing any products or services that are intended or may be construed to be recommending or otherwise advising on, in any manner, the design, suitability, appropriateness or effectiveness, from a medical/biological/safety perspective, of any medical material, instrument and/or medical device.