Design For Manufacturability Services

Design For Manufacturability Services: Medical Device OEM‘s that have applied Norman Noble Inc.‘s Design for Manufacturability services have realized substantial benefits. Costs and time-to-market are often cut in half with significant improvements in quality and delivery. These services are most effective when applied to projects that involve tight tolerances and exotic materials, including Nitinol.

Design for Manufacturability is the process of proactively designing products to (1) optimize all the manufacturing functions: fabrication, finishing, testing, assembly and packaging, and (2) assure the best quality, cost, regulatory compliance, and time-to-market.


Concurrent Engineering is the practice of concurrently developing products and their manufacturing processes. If new processes are to be utilized, then the product and the process must be developed concurrently.


Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering are proven design methodologies that work for any size company. Early consideration of manufacturing issues shortens product development time, minimizes development cost, and ensures a smooth transition into production for quick time to market.

Benefits of partnering with Norman Noble, Inc. on Design for Manufacturability:

  • Access to Norman Noble‘s Innovative Machining and Finishing technologies for Implants and Devices
  • Product design establishes the feature set, how well the features work, and, hence, the marketability of the product.
  • Prototypes manufactured in dedicated Process Development Centers.
  • The design determines 80% of the cost and has significant influence on quality.
  • Norman Noble, Inc. is the largest laser contract manufacturer, and we manufacture the most Nitinol based implants in the world!

Design for Manufacturability: Design Optimization Colaboration Provides Lowest Total Cost for Medical Implants - A white paper illustrating cost effective manufacturing methods, optimize the manufacturing functions, and validated processes to ensure the highest level of quality.

Tool Room Services

In this Process Development Center, Norman Noble, Inc. designs and develops complex fixtures required to support the development of production manufacturing processes. In addition, custom tools are manufactured for the heat setting of Nitinol based products. Our team of engineers utilizes advanced machining techniques to meet the need for increasingly complex micromachined high-tech products.  Our tool room services provide custom engineering solutions for manufacturability of the most complex projects. Micro-machining challenges are met and perfected each day by our talented engineers using the most advanced machining & grinding technologies.

Norman Noble‘s tool room services include wire & sinker EDM, milling, turning, grinding and assembly and equipped with the newest machines available to provide ultra-precision for your products.

  • 2 CNC Turning Lathe
  • 1 CNC ID/OD Grinder
  • 3 Bridgeports
  • 2 CNC Vertical Mills
  • 1 Wire EDM
  • 1 Sunner Hone
  • 1 CNC Surface Grinder