Multi Axis Contour Milling

Single Operation, Automated.

Norman Noble uses our state-of-the-art machines for the highest speed, single-operation milling for the smallest and most complex parts in the medtech industry.

Our high-precision contour milling equipment manufactures 3-dimensional parts, such as metallic or PEEK-based spinal and extremity implants, by milling and turning parts in one cycle from bar-fed stock to a complete six-sided part. This unique milling process eliminates the need for multiple operations and specialized fixtures typically found in the production of complex shapes and forms.

Our Norman Noble programmers develop lean manufacturing methods that allow for the most efficient sequencing of drilling, reaming, threading, turning and contour milling. In addition they carefully select tooling (e.g., cobalt, carbide, etc.) to optimize the quality and speed of our production process. Programmers use industry leading Gibbs CAM software in conjunction with Pro-E, SolidWorks, and Creo parametic modeling to create machine programs for up to 7 axes of simultaneous machining.

With more than 12 work centers for 4-5 axis vertical & horizontal milling and 17 Willemin-Macodel 5-7-axis contour milling/turning centers, Norman Noble is one of the largest providers of single-operation multi-axis machining in the United States.

Facts at a Glance:

  • Single-operation machining of complete 6-sided parts
  • Dedicated equipment for PEEK
  • Profile milling of complex geometries
  • Exotic materials including nitinol and tungsten
  • Tolerances of +/-.00015”

Materials and Applications


What We Make

Orthopedic Bone Plates
Left Ventrical Assist Device (LVAD) Heart Pump Components
Interbody Spinal Implants
Multi Leaf Collimator (MLC) Housings and Tungsten Leaves
Components for Structural Heart Valve Implants

Materials We Use

Titanium
PEEK
Aluminum
Tool Steel
Stainless Steel

Production and Capacity

Our extensive capacity includes over 30 milling machines across 2 facilities.


Example Parts We’ve Manufactured

Dedicated Process Development Teams

Our experienced team of engineers work within our Process Development Centers (PDCs) to develop and validate cost-effective manufacturing methods required to produce prototype parts for our customers’ medtech product innovations.


Rapid Prototyping

Dedicated resources for micromachining prototype design and delivery in 2 weeks

Validation

FDA-validated production methodology toughest ISO/CGMP standards

Production

The most efficient, high volume production facilities in the market