Electrochemical Machining

Electrochemical Machining

Always striving to deliver innovations to our customers through advanced capabilities, Norwood Medical engineers and operators are skilled in the use of electrochemical machining. Electrochemical machining (ECM) is a state-of-the-art method of shaping metal by an electrochemical process. ECM is perfect for medical device manufacturing because it provides the capability to cut intricate geometries on the internal and external surfaces of extremely hard materials.

With ECM, the cutting tool is guided along the desired path close to the medical component without actually touching the piece. In addition, ECM transfers no thermal or mechanical stress to the part, and mirror surface finishes can be achieved. Norwood Medical uses this capability for a variety of purposes, and is in the process of refining it for the mass production of complex medical instruments and implants.

The most advanced tools and technology are useless without skilled and experienced operators in place to make the best production decisions. With more than 40 years of experience in the medical device industry, Norwood Medical’s engineers have the expertise to make suggestions to increase the effectiveness of medical components while minimizing production costs.

Driven by a spirit of ingenuity, Norwood Medical invests in technologies like ECM to enable us to manufacture components that other suppliers are unable to produce. Our engineers are tasked with ensuring that our technological capabilities result in shorter production times and components are manufactured at the tightest possible tolerances.

Dedication to Quality

Dedication to Quality

Norwood assures customer satisfaction and product safety through a robust and proven Quality System. We recognize that there is no place for implants, instruments or procedures that don’t meet the very highest quality standards

  • 21 CFR 820 FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) compliant and ISO 13485:2003/ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • Deploying ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Staff
  • Utilizing ISO 14971:2007 risk management system for medical devices
Minimally Invasive Surgical

Minimally Invasive Surgical

Norwood Medical partners with the industry’s leading medical device suppliers to aid in the progress of minimally invasive surgery. From wound closure to general surgery, we help our customers create devices that are secure and effective for a variety of procedural needs:

  • Surgical Cutting and Stapling Components
  • Clip Applier Components
  • Harmonic Device Components
  • Linear Cutter Components
  • Cannula Components