Nitinol Shape Setting

Custom Processes for Unique Geometries.

Our engineers design custom fixturing and validated processes to produce next-gen nitinol implants.

Norman Noble provides complete, single-source contract manufacturing of nitinol medical implants and devices made from superelastic and shape-memory nitinol.

Norman Noble is a single source supplier that provides all elements of nitinol stent and implant manufacturing, including: design for manufacturing, micromachining, nitinol shape-setting, and a proprietary automated electropolishing of nitinol. We produce nitinol implant products for our customers from wire, ribbon, strip, sheet, tubing or bar nitinol with custom designed and manufactured fixtures and optimal heat treat parameters.

The combination of our experience and advanced nitinol stent and implant machining technologies makes Norman Noble the best source for micro precision machining of your newest nitinol medical device designs.

Facts at a Glance:

About Nitinol Shape Setting

Nitinol shape setting is the process by which the final, specified shape of the metal is configured and programmed. This requires specific thermal processing for each device depending on the end use and end-use environment. Nitinol shape setting must also take into account the desired final condition of the nitinol, which may require different processing temperatures and exhibit different characteristics. “Superelastic” and “shape memory” conditions of nitinol are generally available in wire, ribbon, strip, sheet, tubing and bar form. One of the most important challenges in the nitinol shape setting process is optimizing the proper heat treatment parameters to achieve the nominal shape and mechanical properties of the part. Nitinol shape setting requires careful thermal manipulation of the material to achieve the desired phase transformation temperatures, which are critical to nitinol stent and implant functionality.

Norman Noble is one of the few companies that provide all elements of nitinol manufacturing, including micromachining, nitinol shape setting, nitinol welding and a proprietary automated electropolishing process of nitinol. Besides nitinol stent and implant manufacturing, we also have the capability of confirming the physical and mechanical properties of the finished part by means of DSC (differential scanning calorimeter), BFR (bend and free recovery) and temperature controlled tensile testing. Click here for more information on our Nitinol Implant Machining and Processing Services

Materials and Applications

What We Make

Vascular Stent Implants (Nitinol Stent Manufacturing):
    Cardio Nitinol Stents
    AAA Nitinol Stents (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
    Peripheral Stents
    Neuro Stents
    Venous Stents
    BTK (Below The Knee)

Transcatheter Heart Valve Implants and Frames:
    Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Neurovascular Clot Retrieval Devices, Flow Diverters, Embolic Filters
Neurovascular Stentrievers
Arterial Closure Implants
Atrial Fibrillation Devices
Vena Cava Filter Implants
Renal Denervation Devices
Spinal Implants and Devices
Extremity Screw and Plate Implants and Devices
Ligament Repair Anchors and Devices

Materials We Use

Superelastic Nitinol
Shape Memory Nitinol

Production and Capacity

Our extensive capacity for nitinol implant manufacturing includes over 125,000 square feet of space across 3 facilities.

Nitinol Implant

Example Parts We’ve Manufactured

Dedicated Process Development Teams

Nitinol Manufacturer of nitinol stents

Norman Noble’s expertise in nitinol shape setting is a result of decades of technical training, research and hands-on experience. Capabilities for nitinol shape setting are provided using dedicated equipment, located in our independent Nitinol Process Development Center (PDC).

Our Nitinol Process Development team works with our customers to manufacture preliminary design prototypes isolated from the production manufacturing areas. Our technologies often enable the commercialization of next generation nitinol medical devices. Our Nitinol PDC also works closely with our Quality & Process team of engineers to ensure a smooth transition from prototype to production.

Nitinol Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Dedicated resources for micromachining prototype design and delivery in 2 weeks

Nitinol Passivation


FDA-validated production methodology toughest ISO/CGMP standards

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The most efficient, high volume production facilities in the market