In the diamond braided catheter pattern, two wires side by side alternately pass under two wires, then over two wires. These wires rotate in opposite directions. Note, a braid machine operating in this configuration runs at full carrier capacity. Wires side by side tend to bind up against each other when taking off the core, thus increasing braid thickness.

If you’re looking for torqueability, kink resistance or full coverage you would use the Diamond full load braided catheter pattern and round wire material.