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Blanking / Punching

Norck provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast sheet metal fabrication services such as sheet metal cutting, stamping, bending, blanking/punching, deep drawing, shearing, edge bending, and squeezing for industries including aerospace, defense, robotics, industrial, automotive and many others. Our team of highly qualified engineers and cutting-edge facilities will provide you with quality products with the quickest turnaround time at a competitive price. Whether you have high volume production projects or rapid protototyping needs, Norck can manage it with the results better than expectations.

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What are sheet metal blanking and punching?

Both blanking and punching are effective metalworking processes that shape a metal sheet.

Blanking is the process of cutting out a flat piece of metal from a large metal sheet or a coil of metal sheet. It is done with a punch and a die or laser cutter. The cut piece, known as the blank, is the workpiece that can be used later to manufacture final or semi-final products. This process is generally used to manufacture a car's body parts. For example, a fender is cut from a metal sheet and then undergoes a stamping process to form the desired shape.

Punching is a similar process that uses a die and a punch to create workpieces. But Contrary to blanking, it is used to punch holes in the metal sheet. The punched piece is the workpiece that can be used later to manufacture final or semi-final products.  

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Where is it used?

Blanking and punching are used in various industries, including:

  •   Aerospace: Aircraft's components, such as panels and airframe parts
  •   Automotive: Car's body parts, such as panels, trim, and brackets
  •   Consumer electronics: To cut and trim circuit boards
  •   Construction: To cut and shape metal studs, roofing, and side panels
  •   Consumer products: Cut and trim parts for kitchenware and household appliances
  •   Other products: Beverage cans, signs, and decorative items

How is it fabricated?

Blanking and punching are sheet metal cutting processes that use a punch and a die to form or cut a specific shape out of a metal sheet. The punch, a cutting tool, is pressed into the metal with great force, cutting the metal and leaving a clean, finished edge.

• Blanking: In blanking, the punch is used to cut and trim the metal sheet to form the desired shape, called a blank, the useful part. The rest of the material is scrap.

• Punching: Punching is a similar process to blanking. It uses a die and a punch, but the main difference is that the desired workpiece is the cut-off part which can be circular or of any custom flat shape.

In other words, the desired result is the difference between blanking and punching (workpiece/scrap).

Some parts might require finishing processes such as laser cutting to deburr the edges of the workpiece, painting, or anodizing to modify its appearance and mechanical properties.

Why Norck?

Norck, a leading manufacturing company driven by technology, high quality data and artificial intelligence, focuses on manufacturing excellent quality of sheet metal parts, custom parts and components, a wide range of 3D printed parts and moldings. It is a single source for a wide of range of companies around the world for their need of sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, 3D printing, and molding. 

Besides its own production capacity, Norck’s ability access to a huge amount of manufacturing capacity of its top quality partners across Europe and the U.S allows it to provide its customers with low and high volume production, rapid prototyping and a wide range of manufacturing services from sheet metal fabrication to 3D printing.

Norck’s data-driven AI approach to manufacturing maximizes its overall product and service quality, while minimizing the overall cost of its parts and services. This leads to high quality products, better inventory programs for our customers worldwide, better visibility for supply chain management.

Norck’s team of manufacturing engineers, mechnical engineers, quality engineers, supply chain engineers, industrial designers, artificial intelligence engineers, data scientists, and software application developers work in a unique and coherent way to provide your company with high quality manufacturing parts and services, better design for manufacturability and all driven by data and artificial intelligence.

As a single source for all your manufacturing needs, Norck minimizes your overhead cost, diversifies your supply chain, improves your parts’ design for manufacturability, significantly improves the quality of services and parts you outsource, minimizes suppliers’ risks, improves your purchasing power, and provides the goods and services with a philosophy of just in time.




Artificial Intelligence Augmented

Norck gathers and uses thousands of data points to augment its engineers with a state of the art artificial intelligent system for better design and manufacturability.

Innovation at Work

Besides being an artificial intelligence augmented digital manufacturing company, we also develop extremely innovative manufacturing tools, fixtures and of course software applications such as RapidCAD, a highly intuitive and innovative web based CAD application.

Reduce Supply Chain Risks

Working with Norck effectively reduces your risks against supply chain shocks, unforeseen delays, price fluctuations, and quality issues. Besides its own capacity, Norck has premium access to hundreds of sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing partners across Europe, and the U.S.

Supply Chain Security

Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality sheet metal, CNC machining, and 3D printing service providers across Europe and the U.S., making it one of the leading digital manufacturers in the world.

Green Driven

Norck encourages its partners to be carbon-neutral, and gives carbon neutral compliant suppliers priority over non-compliants.