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Laser Tube Bending Services

Norck: Achieve Complex Tube Forms with Precision Laser Tube Bending

Norck delivers expert laser tube bending services, empowering manufacturers across aerospace, automotive, architectural, industrial, and other sectors to create complex tubular shapes with exceptional accuracy and repeatability.

Capabilities for Laser Tube Bending Success:

  • Specialized Laser Tube Bending Machines: Precise control of laser heating, bend radius, angle, and multiple bends per tube for intricate geometries.
  • Diverse Tube Profiles: Bending of round, square, rectangular, and custom-profile tubes in various metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and alloys.
  • Mandrel & Wiper Die Support: Ensuring smooth bends, preventing wrinkles and deformations, especially for thin-walled tubes or demanding materials.
  • In-Process Inspection: Utilizing optical measurement systems for real-time dimensional checks and ensuring accuracy throughout the bending process.
  • Secondary Operations: Cutting, end-forming, welding, and assembly services for complete tubular component solutions.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About Solving Your Tubing Challenges

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Collaboration to optimize tube designs for efficient bending, minimizing material waste and potential deformations.
  • FEA Simulation & Analysis: Predicting material thinning, springback, and potential failure modes for accurate bending of complex shapes.
  • Material Expertise: Guidance on selecting the optimal tube material for formability, strength, and cost-effectiveness for your application's needs.
  • Quality & Precision Focus: Rigorous dimensional checks and tolerances ensuring your bent tubes meet exacting specifications.

Why Choose Norck for Laser Tube Bending?

  • Complex Geometries Without Compromise: Produce bends, compound curves, and organic shapes unachievable with traditional bending methods.
  • Unmatched Repeatability: Ideal for high-volume production of identical tube forms in industries where consistency is critical.
  • Superior Form Quality: Laser bending minimizes distortion, ensuring excellent fit-up for welding and assembly operations downstream.
  • Diverse Industry Solutions: From lightweight aerospace components to intricate architectural structures, we serve various sectors.
  • Your Tubular Fabrication Partner: We seamlessly integrate laser tube bending with other processes to deliver complete parts or assemblies.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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