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Metal Extrusion

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, manufactures extremely reliable, top quality, and fast metal extrusion 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 metal extrusion.

What is Metal extrusion?

It is a metal forming process in which a metal workpiece is forced (hot or cold) through a die to reduce its cross section and to form the desired shape (the extrudate). It is mainly used in making pipes, rods, and tubes. The metal extrusion process is used for high and medium-volume production.

Metal extrusion uses ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as copper, lead, aluminum alloys, steel, and titanium.

What are the advantages of Metal extrusion?

Metal extrusion offers many advantages:

•   Low production costs: The production cost is reduced.
•   Accuracy: Metal extrusion offers tight tolerances, around ±0.05mm. Post-machining might be required for functional surfaces.
•   Complex shapes: Metal extrusion provides complex shapes within closer tolerances than many other mass production processes.
•   Rapid fabrication process: The fabrication process time is cut short due to the simplicity of the process.

How is it fabricated?

At Norck, we offer two types of extrusion:

1. Direct extrusion: A hot billet is loaded into a container and forced through an extrusion die. A ram applies the extruding force. In direct extrusion, the metal flow from the Die in the same direction as the ram.

2. Indirect extrusion: Indirect extrusion requires less force than direct extrusion because the moving part is the container and the billet, while the ram is fixed. Hence less friction between the billet and the container. Less friction allows using larger billets, higher extrusion speeds, the ability to extrude smaller profiles, less wear of the container, and fewer extrusion defects (coarse zones).

Obtaining a fully functional part might require extra processing for features that can be made with the Metal extrusion process, such as taping, polishing, and plating. The designed part should follow Metal extrusion 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.