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Laser Tube Bending

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast laser tube bending 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 laser tube bending process.

What is laser tube bending?

It is the forming of tubes after being cut with a laser beam. The cut is processed to facilitate the bend. The laser cutting technique uses a focused laser beam to cut the tube. The laser can cut different shapes into the tube, such as holes, letters, and primitive shapes. The term laser stands for light amplification. After the cut, tubes are bent and welded to form the desired shapes.

What are the benefits of using laser bending?

Laser bending offers more advantages over traditional cutting, bending, and welding processes:

•  Polyvalent process: This process groups three tube-forming techniques. It helps cut, bend, and weld tubes.

•  More precision: Since it is a laser cut, the accuracy is around ±0.004in (±0.1mm), while in conventional techniques, it is about 0.04in(±1mm)

•  Clean: Cuts with no burrs

•  Faster manufacturing: A computer controls the trajectory of the cutting resulting in a shorter fabrication time.

•  Complex shapes: Laser cutting machines can easily cut simple or complex shapes. It is an efficient and low labor cost process.


How is it fabricated?

Norck offers engineering services that will help you create this type of file. Next, we will generate a code for the laser cutting machine using the 3D model.

The cutting head consists of a lens that focuses light and generates the laser beam that will melt and vaporize the material. The melted material is blown off using gas from the nozzle.It melts material locally and is guided along the shape to perform the cut using the code generated from the 3D model.

Laser Tube Bending

Laser cutting is always perpendicular to the sheet surface, so it can’t add drafts or threads. In addition to moving the cutting head along three axes, the process requires rotating and translating the tube. The cutting machine has an extra component to ensure rotation and translation. After laser cutting the tube, it is bent to form the desired shape. The bending can be performed using a bending machine for complex shapes or manually for simple bends. The last thing is toward the tube.

For example, to form a 90° bent tube, the tube is cut according to the shape below then it can be bent manually and welded.

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.