Norman Noble expands to Florida

Highland Heights, Ohio – In a move that will grow its overall market share of medical implant manufacturing in the United States, Norman Noble Inc. will open a new process development center in Naples, Florida. The new facility, dubbed 5-Axis Micro Milling and Turning Process Development Center South (PDC South), doubles the company’s capacity for manufacturing orthopedic implant and device prototypes and represents a strategic expansion geographically for Norman Noble. When it opens in April, PDC South will be located in Fairways Trade Village in Naples, Florida.

Norman Noble’s PDC South facility will be outfitted with Swiss turning and 5-axis vertical milling machines with a primary focus on orthopedic screw and plate manufacturing. The new facility will focus special, but not exclusive, attention on customers located in the Southern United States and on parts that can be manufactured entirely on a Swiss turning or 5-axis vertical milling machine without also requiring ancillary finishing such as wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) or laser cutting.

In addition to its core Swiss turning and 5-axis vertical milling functions, the PDC South operation will house laser marking, finishing and inspection equipment as well as a programming office.

Once process development for a part is completed at PDC South, Norman Noble will complete validation activities and mass manufacturing at its full-scale production facilities in Highland Heights, Ohio.

Norman Noble Process Development Centers support customers with ultra-precision micromachining of medical devices from initial prototype through all stages of FDA approval to full-scale manufacturing.


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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  1. I wonder if this is a strategic move to be close to Arthrex or if the owner of Norman Noble wants to semi-retire in Naples. Either way, probably a good strategy.

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