08:28 May 4, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / Welding
German term or phrase: Mandrene

"Mandrene Umfang-Parameter"

In connection with an HF welding machine.

* Sentence or paragraph where the term occurs: See above
* Document type: Operating manual
* Target audience: Technical
* Country and dialect (source): German
* Country and dialect (target): British English
David Williams
Local time: 02:53

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This object is usually called "Mandrin", but also "mandrain", "mandreng". It is a long needle that is used to put catheters into place. The reason for the confusion is probably due to the French pronunciation of the word.

So why is Mandrene = Mandrin?
Look at this welding patent in German:
" In der Medizinprodukttechnik werden auf diese Weise Beutel
hergestellt, in welche eine schlauchförmige Öffnung eingesetzt
ist. Hierzu werden in der Regel ein Kunststoffröhrchen
mit zwei Folien sowie die beiden Folien miteinander
verschweißt" .... "Wenn ein kurzes Röhrchen zwischen zwei Folien eingeschweißt werden soll, wird zum Verschweißen oft eine Mandrene in das Röhrchen eingeführt."
This is exactly the role of the mandrin. Note the application of the welding procedure to medicine products (namely, a small plastic bag with a small tube sticking out.

Duden on Mandrin: "fester Führungsstab zum Einführen für biegsame Katheter"

English wikipedia on mandrin: "A mandrin is a metal guide for flexible catheters."
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