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Insert Molding

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast sheet metal fabrication and sheet metal cutting services such as plasma cutting 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 protototyping needs, Norck can manage it with the results better than expectations.

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Let’s give you some insight how Norck achieves insert molding.

What is Insert molding?

It is a plastic injection molding process that combines plastic and other material. The insert, the inner part of an over-molded component, is inserted into the mold before injecting the plastic material. The mold is made from hardened steel to withstand the pressure and heat of the insert molding process. The Insert molding process is used for high and medium-volume production due to the high cost of mold fabrication.

Insert molding is used to add the insert, such as:

   • A threaded insert, a metallic part similar to a nut to add a rigid thread to a plastic part
    Electrical pins and connectors
   • Screws
   • Keys
   • Gears

What are the advantages of Insert molding?

Insert molding offers many advantages:

• A rigid connection: The injected plastic englobes the insert, which results in a rigid connection between materials.
• Accuracy: Insert molding offers tight tolerances, around ±0.05mm.
• More rigid threads: The inserts are added to a plastic part to avoid wearing of threads in plastic material.
• Diversity of materials and colors: Many materials can be used to make Insert molding and a large selection of colors.
• No finishing is required: There is no need for post-molding operations as the molded parts come off the mold and can have a mirror glass surface, mat color, or texture.
• Low production costs: The production cost is reduced since post-machining operations are reduced or eliminated.

But there are some disadvantages as well:

   - Complex tooling design
   - Long cycle time

How is it fabricated?

Insert molding is made through four steps:

1. Plastification and adding inserts: The plastic granules are transferred from the hopper to the mold using a rotating screw and molted using heaters. Inserts are added before the injection manually for low to medium-volume production or automatically for high-volume production.

2. Injection: The screw will advance to increase pressure in the injection chamber to inject the molted plastic into the mold. The two cavities are maintained close until the plastic solidifies

3. Cooling: After injection, the molted plastic will be cooled down to become solid using a cooling circuit. The screw will hold its position to hold the pressure inside the mold.

4. Ejection: After the molted plastic solidifies using a cooling circuit, the Die is opened, and the part is ejected via ejector pins. The screws will retreat to prepare for the next injection.

Insert Molding

Obtaining a fully functional part might require extra processing for features that can’t be made with the Injection molding process, such as taping. The designed part should follow Injection molding design guidelines.

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.