At Norman Noble, we manufacture our customers’ products that depend on ultra-precision micromachining and finishing. Our automated electropolishing processes are custom designed to remove metal, and enhance the surface for each medical grade alloy we process, including nitinol.
We have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and experience is vital for electropolishing, because if expertly done, it alone can improve the surface finish many-fold, and greatly improve the passive surface. Our experienced engineering team works with the customer’s design requirements to allow for the proper material removal.
Our electropolishing systems can improve fatigue by removing cold working stresses, heat affected zones (HAZ), microcracks, and also can be used to soften edges, stress risers, maximize fatigue resistance, improve surface smoothness, luster, and enhance passivity. It is often considered the standard finishing process for medical implants.
Facts at a Glance:
- Automated systems – no rack marks
- Dedicated systems for stainless, cobalt chrome, nitinol
- Validated processes
- Processes for corner rounding or sharpening
Materials and Applications
Neurovascular Implants and Devices
Heart Valve Frame Components
Vessel Closure Implants
Vena Cava Filters
Production and Capacity
Norman Noble Inc. has over 6,000 sq. feet of combined manufacturing space dedicated to electropolishing located throughout 3 facilities, and 31 Automated Electropolishing Systems for vascular stents.
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.
Dedicated resources for micromachining prototype design and delivery in 2 weeks
Dedicated process development team ensures production-ready design
FDA-validated production methodology toughest ISO/CGMP standards
The most efficient, high volume production facilities in the market