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CNC Machining

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast CNC machining services and manufacturing of custom metal parts, custom components, wear resistant parts, and custom plastic parts for a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, robotics,  industrial, automotive, electronics, energy, hardware, and consumer products. 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 prototyping needs, Norck can manage it with the results better than expectations.

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Let’s now give you some insight how Norck manufactures parts with CNC machining.

What is CNC Machining?

CNC machining (Computer Numerical Controlled machining) designates a process that uses a computer to control the trajectory of the machining tool. It employs many machining techniques, such as milling, drilling, and cutting. Even 3D printing is a CNC machine.

The most common CNC machines can control the movement of the tool in 3 axes, hence the name 3-axis machining. In addition to controlling the tool, some CNC machines also control the workpiece by rotating it around its axis (4-Axis machine) or two axes (5-axis machine).

On- Demand CNC Machining, Milling, Turning, Grinding, and Honing Services

What are the advantages of CNC machining?

CNC machining offers more advantages over traditional machining methods:

      More accuracy: CNC machining offers tight tolerances, around ±0.0002mm
   •   Consistency: Since a computer executes the process, it minimizes human error.
      Faster fabrication: The fabrication process time is cut short because of the use of a computer to control the process.
      Lower production costs : The production cost is reduced because the operator has fewer interventions for controlling the tool’s trajectory and changes.
   •   Safer : The CNC machine has no access to the workpiece and tools when cutting the part.

How is it fabricated?

There are two types of CNC machining:

1. Subtractive: By subtracting layers of material from the workpiece.

Turning: This method uses a lathe to turn workpieces at high speeds and a tool with a special shape to remove layers of material from the workpiece. The workpiece shape is generally rounded. If the workpiece is long enough, an extra part is used to support the weight of the workpiece.

CNC Turning

Milling: Milling is a process that uses a rotating tool to remove material from the fixed workpiece. There are two types of milling, horizontal and vertical milling, and sometimes a 3rd type is added to the list: end milling.

End Milling
Horizontal Milling
Vertical Milling

• Drilling: Drilling is the process of making holes in the workpiece. The holes are generally perpendicular to the surface but can have angles with special tooling. This process includes taping, counterboring, and countersinking.

Taping
Counterboring
Countersinking

Grinding: CNC grinding (computer numerical controlled) designates a process where an abrasive wheel refines a workpiece by removing small amounts of material. Grinding is made after machining to remove micro inches.

Cetric Cylinder Grinding
Eccentric Cylinder Grinding
External Grinding
Gear Grinding
Internal Grinding
Plane Grinding

Sinker and Wire EDM (Electrical discharge machining):

In the Sinker EDM, the workpiece is put into a tank and submerged in a deionized or dielectric fluid to prevent tool wear. The EDM machine uses electrical discharges between a forming tool and the working piece, as the discharges (sparks) remove material where the forming tool meets the working piece.


In the Wire EDM is a thermal cutting process of metal parts using a high voltage electrical discharge, hence the name wire EDM (Electrical discharge machining). In this technique, electrical discharges (sparks) heat a thin metal wire that cuts through the metallic part. It can cut different shapes into the tube, such as holes, letters, and complex shapes.


Waterjet Cutting: It uses high-pressure water, generally with abrasive particles, to cut through various materials such as metals, plastics, and stones.

Laser cutting: A process that uses a focused laser beam to cut sheet metal. The term laser stands for light amplification. It is widely used, from art and custom-made tools to aeronautic and automotive industries.

Plasma cutting: Plasma cutting is a process that jets gas at high temperatures to cut through electrically conductive materials. Plasma can cut steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. It is widely used, from art and custom-made tools to aeronautic and automotive industries.

2. Additive: By forming a base material into the desired shape.

3D printing: It is a process where a liquid or semi-liquid material is deposited as layers until it solidifies and forms the desired shape. It is widely used in rapid prototyping.

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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 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.

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WHY NORCK?

Artificial Intelligence Augmented

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

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.

Chain Resilience

Creating Supply Chain Resilience

Working with Norck effectively reduces your risks against supply chain shocks, unforeseen delays, price fluctuations, and quality issues, thus increasing your company’s resilience in its outsourcing and supply chain . Besides its own capacity, Norck has premium access to hundreds of sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing partners across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

Access to Huge Capacity

Access to Huge Capacity

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

Green Driven

Green Driven

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

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