Laser Machining

Fastest and Most Accurate Lasers in the World.

Proprietary lasers are custom built by Norman Noble.

Norman Noble is the largest laser machining contract manufacturer of medical implants and devices.

Laser machined nitinol product innovations can be costly and time intensive to manufacture. And as nitinol implant and medical device requirements continue to get more complex, manufacturability and process validation of these highly precise components becomes even more important.

At Norman Noble, we integrate and develop our own proprietary laser machining technologies, which are often 3X faster than conventional off-the-shelf systems and can maintain accuracies of +/- .0001” through an entire production run. Our laser machining technologies provide highly efficient laser manufacturing processes to help customers bring the newest nitinol implant innovations to market.

Noble STEALTH (HAZ-Free Laser Machining Technology), a Norman Noble-exclusive, represents the most advanced athermal laser implant machining technology available for production of medical implants. STEALTH athermal lasers create highly precise features in every material, including nitinol, bioabsorbable polymers, and other exotic alloys, without producing any heat affected zone (HAZ).

Facts at a Glance:

  • Fastest laser nitinol implant machining systems
  • Nitinol, exotic metals, and bioresorbable materials
  • Nitinol tubing or nitinol flat sheet
  • Fiber, ND:YAG, and athermal laser cutting technologies
  • Single machine laser cutting, turning, and milling
  • Over 130 laser implant machining systems
  • Maintain accuracies of +/- .0001” through an entire production run

Laser Machining Nitinol

Manufacturing parts designed for Swiss turning previously required three different manufacturing steps. The same parts, and parts that were previously cost-prohibitive, can now be manufactured in a single, validated machine: Noble SynchroFlash.

SynchroFlash combines Swiss turning & milling with laser machining to create one, highly efficient and cost-effective operation. SynchroFlash provides cost savings, faster production, better quality and higher yields versus competing manufacturing methods, which require multiple, separate processes. SynchroFlash achieves its extraordinary efficiencies by eliminating the start-stop-start nature of producing parts on separate equipment, ultimately reducing the amount of handling, time and personnel required to manufacture parts.


Materials and Applications


What We Make

Cardiovascular Stents
AAA Stents
Structural Heart Valve Implants
Neurovascular Stents
Flow Diverters
Embolic Filters
Vena Cava Filters
Arterial Closure Implants
Ablation Catheters
Transcatheter Heart Valve Components
Venous Stents
Heart Mapping Catheter Components
Orthopedic Screws
Hammertoe Implants
Spine Implants
Endoscope Components
Biopsy Forceps Cups
Mitral Valve Components

Materials We Use

Cobalt Chrome
Molybdenum
Nitinol
Tantalum
Platinum
MP35N
Kovar
Stainless Steel Alloys
Titanium
Tungsten
Stainless
Carbon Steel
Tool Steel
High Nickel Alloys
Aluminum
Co-Cr

Production and Capacity

We have capacity of over 130 Laser Implant Machining Systems across 2 manufacturing facilities.


Laser Machining Nitinol

Example Parts We've Manufactured

Dedicated Process Development Teams

Nitinol Laser Machining

Norman Noble’s expertise in laser machining is a result of decades of hands-on experience. We are dedicated to improving our nitinol laser manufacturing capabilities through the proprietary design of innovative laser machining systems & processes. We are constantly striving to find new and better ways to manufacture nitinol implants and products that depend on ultra-precision micromachining for our customers. With over 121 years of combined laser process development experience on staff, our Laser PDC team can take your project to the next level.


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

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