Newsroom: Confluent Announces Significant Investment in ATI Nitinol Melt Expansion

WE ARE NITIN0L

Confluent Medical Technologies, formally Nitinol Device and Components (NDC), helped pioneer the usages of Nitinol within the medical industry and we are committed to continue this legacy and expertise with the broadest level of Medical Nitinol services. Confluent is proud to provide customers with the most reliable supply chain delivering services in mill products, hollows, tubes, wires, and components.

Nitinol History

In 1991 Confluent, then NDC, pioneered the use of Nitinol in the Medical space

NDC is founded by Tom Duerig
1993
NDC develops a Nitinol stent made from tubing
1997
FDA asks ASTM to develop Standards related to Nitinol and NDC SMEs were heavily involved
2008
NDC introduces ELI, a High Purity Nitinol for critical applications
2013
NDC becomes Confluent Medical Technologies
2019
Confluent makes significant investment in Nitinol Melt Expansion and becomes Fulfillment Partner for Medical Nitinol
1991
NDC starts to develop Nitinol applications for the medical field
1994
NDC is acquired by Cordis, a J&J company
1998
NDC becomes an independent company once again
2012
NDC implements short pulse lasers adding advances in surface processing to facilitate more advanced Nitinol implant designs
2017
Confluent launches their High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence
2024

Nitinol Lead Times

Confluent is committed to offering speed during development and scalability during production. Our vertically integrated supply chain equips us to commit to the following lead times:

Nitinol Tubing (10-14 Weeks)
10-14
Nitinol Wire (20 Weeks)
20

Nitinol Investments

Confluent has invested over $125 Million to date to create a reliable and stable Nitinol supply chain. The latest investment will increase Nitinol melt capacity over 300%.

1991
NDC
Nitinol Devices & Components was founded
1991
2010
Costa Rica
Confluent’s first large scale manufacturing location opened in Costa Rica
2010
2018
Equipment Investments
Confluent purchased 2 Crystal Bar Furnaces for $3.4M and began investing in Large Diameter Tube Drawing Capabilities
2018
2019
Tube Hollows
Confluent acquired Tube Hollows adding Nitinol Tubing to our vertically integrated offerings
2019
2022
India
Confluent opened their India location to assist in Nitinol Wire
2022
2024
ATI
Confluent invests over $50M in Nitinol Melt expansion and becomes a fulfillment provider for Medical Nitinol
2024

Vertically Integrated Supply Chain

Confluent is the largest integrated Nitinol manufacturer. Confluent can guarantee supply to our OEM customers by offering them the most secure and vertically integrated Nitinol supply chain

Component Manufacturing

Confluent's Fremont, CA Facility

Tube Drawing

Confluent's Fremont, CA Facility

Gun Drilling

Confluent's Windham, ME Facility

Nitinol Melt

Fulfillment Partner for ATI

Nitinol Component Capabilities

Confluent offers an array of Nitinol contract manufacturing services to the medical device industry. From simple and delicate wireform devices to complex and unique laser cut designs, our manufacturing facilities offer the latest technological advances to bring your most difficult devices to market.