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Plasma Cutting Services

Norck: Fast, Precise Plasma Cutting for Your Metal Fabrication Needs

Norck delivers expert plasma cutting services, empowering manufacturers across industrial, construction, automotive, energy, and other sectors to process sheet and plate metal with speed, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.

Capabilities for Plasma Cutting Success:

  • High-Definition Plasma Cutters: Precisely focused plasma arc for clean cuts, intricate shapes, and minimal heat-affected zones (HAZ) on various metals.
  • Diverse Metal Handling: Cutting steels, stainless steel, aluminum, and other conductive alloys in various thicknesses.
  • Automation & Nesting: Efficient sheet loading and layout software to maximize material utilization and reduce costs per part.
  • Secondary Operations: Deburring, edge finishing, and integration with forming, welding, and other fabrication processes for complete solutions.

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  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Consulting on part adjustments to optimize them for plasma cutting (e.g., minimizing intricate details on thick material).
  • Optimized Process Parameters: Tailoring cutting speed, gas flow, and current for your specific alloy, sheet thickness, and desired edge quality.
  • Tolerance Control: Maintaining dimensional accuracy for seamless downstream assembly, welding, or further fabrication.
  • Focus on Your Applications: Providing plasma cutting solutions tailored to the needs of your industry, prioritizing speed, quality, or cost based on your requirements.

Why Choose Norck for Plasma Cutting?

Rapid Turnaround & Large Profiles: Quickly process both small batches of parts and large sheet metal components with excellent edge quality.

Cost-Effective Fabrication: Ideal for prototyping, short runs, and cutting thicker materials where laser cutting might be less economical.

Versatile for Diverse Needs: Cutting simple blanks, complex geometries, brackets, or structural elements with varying precision requirements.

Streamlined Metal Solutions: Integrate plasma cutting with other fabrication capabilities to deliver complete components or assemblies.

Your Fabrication Partner: We work with you to optimize your project, maximizing value and minimizing lead times

What is plasma cutting?

The term plasma designates a state of matter (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma). It consists of electrically charged gas, created when a gas is heated or when you pass electricity through it, such as fire, lightning, and neon light.

Plasma cutting is a process that jets gas at high temperatures to cut through electrically conductive materials. Plasma can cut steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. It is widely used, from art and custom-made tools to aeronautic and automotive industries.

At Norck, we use plasma cutting to cut tubes and bent sheet metal components to clean edges and add holes.

Plasma cutting is always perpendicular to the sheet surface, so it can’t add drafts or threads.

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What are the advantages of plasma cutting?

Plasma cutting offers more advantages over traditional cutting processes:

•  More precision: Accuracy is around ±0.004in (±0.1mm), while in conventional techniques, it is about 0.04in (±1mm)
•  Clean cuts with no burrs or double edges
•  Faster manufacturing: Since the cutting head trajectory is controlled via a computer.

How is plasma cutting done?

The first step is to generate a vector file using graphic design software such as Illustrator or 3D modeling software such as Solidworks. Norck offers engineering services that will help you create this type of file. Next, we will generate a code for the plasma-cutting machine using the vector file.

The cutting head creates plasma by heating the gas that melts and vaporizes the material. The melted material is blown off using shield gas from the nozzle.

The cutting head melts material locally and is guided along the shape to be cut using the code generated from the vector file.

Plasma Cutting

Sheet metal parts should follow certain design rules to be cut properly. The vector file can have multiple shapes. In that case, forms should be arranged to minimize scrap.

This method is called nesting.

What is nesting?

Nesting is placing the shapes inside a rectangle that stands for the sheet metal from which the nested shapes will be cut.

Shapes should be placed in a way that minimizes scrap and cutting time.

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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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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