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Medtech design and testing services

Manufacturing Group | August 21, 2014

Norman Noble’s design and testing services meet the growing demand for turnkey manufacturing of next-generation medical devices and nitinol implants.

Medtech design and testing services

Highland Heights, Ohio – Officials from medical device contract manufacturer Norman Noble Inc. announced it has begun providing additional design and testing services to its medtech customers. The expansion of services streamlines the product commercialization process for the company’s customers, freeing up their internal engineering resources, and enabling them to bring products to market more quickly and cost effectively. 

Design and testing services are essential to product development, product refinement, manufacturability, verification testing, and FDA approval. Norman Noble’s design and testing services offering includes the following technical services and capabilities for medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide: 

  • Finite element analysis (FEA) 
  • Corrosion testing per ASTM F2129
  • Design model optimization for radial force, design for manufacturability (DFM), fatigue analysis, raw material and process optimization to ensure highest level of quality and yield 
  • Test report data to support customer requirements for FDA regulatory compliance
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis with EDX
  • Nitinol austenite finish (Af) analysis using bend free recovery (BFR) per ASTM F2082, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) per ASTM F2004

“We’re experts in manufacturing vascular stents and medtech implants from exotic materials including Nitinol. We understand how to develop and execute efficient, repeatable processes. With our new design and testing services, we’re applying the same level of expertise to a major part of the product development cycle,” said Norman Noble COO Chris Noble. “Our assistance with design and testing enables our customers to heighten their focus on what they do best: anticipating, researching and conceptualizing innovative medical device technologies. Norman Noble Inc. then delivers their finished product.”

The addition of design and testing services makes Norman Noble a fully integrated contract manufacturer able to support medtech suppliers from concept development to full-scale production in each of its process development centers (PDC’s): 

  • Laser machining and welding
  • Swiss turning and milling
  • NiTinol shape setting
  • 5-axis contour milling
  • Surface finishing and electropolishing 

Source: Norman Noble’s

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