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Norck: Your Partner for Functional FDM 3D Printing

Norck delivers FDM-printed parts with a focus on functionality, rapid prototyping, and bridging to production. We specialize in aerospace, automotive, robotics, industrial, and other sectors where performance, customization, and speed are essential.

Capabilities for FDM Success:

  • Industrial-Grade FDM Printers: Ensuring dimensional accuracy, surface quality, and reliable mechanical properties for demanding applications.
  • High-Performance Thermoplastics: Printing with engineering-grade materials like PEEK, Ultem, ABS, PC, and more for strength, heat resistance, and chemical compatibility.
  • Design Optimization & Support Generation: In-house expertise for minimizing warpage, ensuring successful prints, and optimizing support structures.
  • Post-Processing & Finishing: Smoothing, sanding, vapor polishing, and other services for achieving your desired surface finish and aesthetic requirements.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About More Than Appearance

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM): Collaboration to leverage FDM's strengths for optimized geometries, part consolidation, and functional designs.
  • Material Selection Guidance: Matching the right thermoplastic to your application's mechanical, thermal, environmental, and cost requirements.
  • Process Optimization: Tailoring print settings to achieve desired strength, surface quality, and dimensional tolerances within your project constraints.

Why Choose Norck for FDM?

Rapid Prototyping & Design Validation: Quickly iterate on functional prototypes, accelerating your development cycle across industries.

Custom Tooling & Jigs/Fixtures: Cost-effective solutions for manufacturing aids, streamlining production lines, and assembly processes.

Small-Batch Production & End-Use Parts: Bridging the gap between prototyping and production, especially for complex or customized components.

Performance Without Compromise: Our FDM parts are engineered to meet your functional needs, not just for visual appeal.

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What is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)?

FDM 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that uses plastic filament to produce parts and assemblies. It helps turn designs into scaled prototypes as close to the designed model. It is mainly used in the earliest stages of product development and can be used in conceptual models, functional prototypes, tooling, and electronics.

3D printing requires 3D CAD models to print a part or assembly. The 3D models can be made using parametric CAD software such as Solidworks and CATIA V5, or Subdivision modeling software such as 3DS and Blender.

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What are the advantages & disadvantages of using FDM?

FDM is used over other 3D printing processes due to:
   -   Most cost-effective
   -   Simple process
   -   Compact printer
   -   Various materials can be used
   -   Reusable filament

There are a few disadvantages to using FDM:
   -    Longer printing time
   -   Weak results (layers can be split)
   -   Rough surface finishing
   -   Nozzle clogging

How is it fabricated?

The 3D printer slices the 3D model into several cross sections and prints them layer by layer. It uses a filament of a thermoplastic material such as PLA and ABS. The filament passes through a hot nozzle that melts it, and using a computer-controlled system, the nozzle moves along two axes and deposits the melted material on a platform. When a whole layer of the desired shape is deposited, the platform moves down to deposit the next layer. Once the 3D printed model is finished, it can be removed from the platform. Post-processing might be required to remove any excess material and burrs or to smooth surfaces.

Direct Deposition Modeling

- Most used materials:
   •    Polylactic acid (PLA)
   •    Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
   •    Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
   •    Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
   •    Poly-ether-ketone (PEEK)
   •    Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU)

Parts and assemblies should follow specific design rules to be printed correctly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you confirm your design for 3D printing.

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.

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

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WHAT NORCK DOES BEST

WHY NORCK?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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