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Precision Edge Bending Services

Precision Sheet Metal Bending Services

Norck: Precision Edge Bending for Your Sheet Metal Needs

Norck delivers expertly formed sheet metal components using precision edge bending techniques. We specialize in aerospace, defense, robotics, industrial, automotive, electronics, energy, hardware, and consumer product applications where accurate bends, complex profiles, and custom sheet metal solutions are required.

Capabilities for Edge Bending Excellence:

  • Advanced Press Brakes with Wipe Dies: Ensuring precise bends with minimal distortion, accommodating various sheet metal gauges and materials across diverse industries.
  • Wide Range of Bend Angles & Radii: Achieving sharp bends, complex curves, and intricate forms, tailored to your specifications within demanding sectors.
  • Materials Expertise: Bending diverse steels, aluminum, alloys, and other sheet metals, with guidance on material selection for formability, strength, and environmental requirements.
  • Secondary Operations: Welding, finishing, and assembly services for complete sheet metal solutions, streamlining your project across industries.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's More Than Just a Bend

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Early collaboration to optimize your designs for efficient edge bending, minimizing iterations and material waste.
  • Process Simulation (FEA): Analyzing complex bends for potential springback, predicting formability limits, and ensuring accurate outcomes in critical sectors like aerospace and defense.
  • In-Process Control & Inspection: Rigorous dimensional checks and process monitoring to guarantee consistent bends and part quality, meeting the high standards of various industries.

Why Choose Norck for Edge Bending?

  • Complex Geometries & Tight Tolerances: We confidently tackle challenging forms, bends with minimal radii, and high-precision sheet metal components for a wide range of applications
  • Custom Solutions for Demanding Industries: Meeting the rigorous standards of aerospace, automotive, electronics, and other critical sectors with reliable results.
  • Cost-Effective & Efficient: Our expertise in DFM, tooling optimization, and process control ensures competitive pricing, even for specialized needs.
  • Your Sheet Metal Forming Partner: We guide you from design through delivery, ensuring your edge bending project's success across diverse sectors.

What is sheet metal edge bending?

Sheet metal edge bending, also known as flange forming, is a process that involves applying force to an edge of a metal sheet to cause it to bend along a straight axis. It involves using a punch and die tool designed to create a bend along the edge of a sheet metal part.

Edge bending is mainly used in sheet metal fabrication to create flanges along an edge of sheet metal parts Flanges can be used for attaching other components, adding strength to a part, or for aesthetic or functional reasons.

On Demand Sheet Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal Assembly and Custom Stamping.

Where is it used?

Sheet metal components are used in:

  •   Construction: Bending components for construction projects such as roofing and siding
  •   Automotive: Bending sheet metal for use in body parts such as doors, hoods, and fenders
  •  Aerospace: Bending sheet metal for use in the manufacturing of fuselage, doors, and fenders
  •  Advertising: Bending sheet metal for signage and advertising, including signs and billboards
     Food processing: Bending sheet metal for beverages, kitchen equipment
     Transportation: Bending sheet metal parts for cars, trains, buses, and aircraft
     Art: Bending sheet metal for use in building cladding

How is it fabricated?

Edge bending consists of transforming an edge of sheet metal into an angle. It is fixed between two die parts, and the free edge is punched to form
the desired shape.

Loading the sheet metal: The sheet metal is placed into the press brake machine, ensuring that the edge that needs to be bent is appropriately aligned with the punch and die tool. The alignment is crucial to ensure the accuracy and precision of the bend. The sheet metal is secured using clamps or other holding devices to prevent movement or shifting during bending.

Loading the sheet metal

Holding the sheet metal in place: The upper die is lowered to clamp the metal sheet securely between the two dies, holding it in place while the punch applies force to the sheet. The clamping force created by the upper die helps to keep the metal sheet stable during the bending process, ensuring that the bend is formed consistently and accurately

Holding the sheet metal in place

Edge bending the workpiece: The punch is lowered towards the metal sheet using a press brake machine. Which applies a force to the sheet metal. As the punch presses into the sheet metal, the force causes the sheet metal to deform and take on the shape of the punch, creating a bend at the desired angle.

Edge bending the workpiece

Unloading: Once the bending process is completed, the workpiece is removed from the die of the press brake machine. After the inspection, the workpiece can be moved to the next step in the manufacturing process, such as welding, finishing, or assembly.

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Norck: Your Data-Driven Partner for On-Demand Manufacturing Excellence

Norck is a technology-powered manufacturing leader specializing in CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Our intelligent, data-driven approach ensures exceptional quality, optimized costs, and seamless supply chain management for companies worldwide.

Key Services:

Why Choose Norck?

  • AI-Powered Manufacturing: Data and AI optimize our processes for superior quality, minimized costs, and supply chain visibility
  • Vast Production Capacity: Our extensive partner network in Europe and the US guarantees both low and high-volume production.
  • End-to-End Expertise: Our team of engineers, data scientists, and product developers ensure design for manufacturability and unparalleled service
  • Single-Source Solution: Norck streamlines your supply chain, reduces overhead, enhances purchasing power, and delivers just-in-time results.
  • Online Edge Bending Services: Norck's online edge bending  services provide a fast, easy, and reliable way to bring your ideas to life with high quality, custom made parts.
  • Edge Bending Services Near You: Your search for edge bending services ends here. Norck offers tailored engineering and manufacturing support that begin with your unique project needs. Whether you're a local business or searching online, our expert team delivers top-quality, customized edge bending solutions to bring your designs to life.

Experience the Norck difference. Get a quote fast for your manufacturing needs today!




Engineering Expertise, Every Step of the Way

NORCK offers custom manufacturing and engineering solutions tailored to your specific needs, across various industries.

Optimize Your Design for Production

NORCK's engineers can review your design and provide feedback to improve manufacturability, cost effectiveness, and efficiency.

Your Solution, Your Scale

Whether you need a single prototype or full-scale production, NORCK's engineers are ready to collaborate with you. Contact us to discuss how we can bring your concept to life.

Tailored Solutions for NORCK Customers

NORCK specializes in providing unique manufacturing and engineering solutions designed to meet the specific needs of each client. Our expertise covers a wide range of industries and applications.


Access to Huge Production Capacity - Norck

Get Access to Huge Production Capacity

Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, injection molding, and urethane casting providers across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

 Creating Supply Chain

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.

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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.

Art artificial intelligent system

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.

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Green Driven

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