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Edge Bending

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.




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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.

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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.

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