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Plasma Cutting

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, fabricates sheet metal and provide cutting services extremely reliable, top quality, and fast 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 now give you some insight how Norck provides plasma cutting.

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.

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.

Serving a Wide Range of Industries

Norck serves a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, robotics, energy, electronics, automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer products.

Need precision custom parts manufactured with CNC machining?

Norck is here to help. Unlock the vast mount of CNC machining capacity with Norck.

Extremely High End 3D Printing

Whether you need 3D-printed parts in plastic or metal, Norck has the right capacity and solution for you.

Top Notch Sheet Metal Fabrication

Thousands of companies around the world rely on Norck's wast capacity and its extremely qualified capabilities to get their sheet metals fabricated.