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 become 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 medical device and 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
- Nitinol laser cutting
- 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
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
Structural Heart Valve Implants
Vena Cava Filters
Arterial Closure Implants
Transcatheter Heart Valve Components
Heart Mapping Catheter Components
Biopsy Forceps Cups
Mitral Valve Components
Nitinol Medical Devices
Materials We Use
Stainless Steel Alloys
High Nickel Alloys
Production and Capacity
We have capacity of over 130 Laser Implant Machining Systems across 2 manufacturing facilities.
Dedicated Process Development Teams
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.
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