, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 93-97

The mechanical properties of guidewires

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Abstract

Stiffness is always one of two factors that determine frictional resistance. The other factor, the coefficient of friction, depends on the surface characteristics. Teflon coating reduces the sliding friction to one-half, and a hydrophilic plastic coat to about one-sixth compared with steel.