Skip to content

 Production Tooling

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, manufactures production tooling used for injection molding 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.

Click here to get a quote for your next injection molding job and production tooling.

Let’s give you some insight how Norck manufactures parts with production tooling and injection molding.

What is Production Tooling?

There are mainly three toolings used for injection molding projects: prototype, bridge, and production tooling.

Production tooling is used for a high-volume injection molding process to mass produce a part or product. Its mold is made from rigid steel and contains a cooling system, which makes its cost higher than bridge or prototype tooling. Its material is heat treated to withstand up to a million shots.

What are the advantages & disadvantages of production tooling?

Production tooling offers many advantages:

• Higher volume: Production toolings can produce a high volume of a part or assembly depending on their complexity.

• Repeatability: A significant number of manufactured parts will conform to specifications. And defects can be as low as 3.4 per million parts.

• Rapid fabrication process: The fabrication process time is cut short due to the simplicity of the process.

• Low production costs: The production cost is reduced due to the large number of produced parts which will decrease the cost per part.

But there are some disadvantages as well:

    -  Higher tooling cost: Production tooling cost is higher than prototype and bridge tooling due to the used material, treatment, and extra features such as a cooling system.

 - Long development time of tooling: Due to the complexity of the mold, the development time might be longer, thus the need for bridge tooling.

How is it fabricated?

The production injection molding process is made through four steps:

1. Plastification: The plastic granules are transferred from the hopper to the mold using a rotating screw and molted using heaters.

2. Injection: The screw will advance to increase pressure in the injection chamber to inject the molted plastic into the mold. The two cavities are maintained close until the plastic solidifies

3. Cooling: After injection, the molted plastic will be cooled down to become solid using a cooling circuit. The screw will hold its position to hold the pressure inside the mold.

4. Ejection: After the molted plastic solidifies using a cooling circuit, the Die is opened, and the part is ejected via ejector pins. The screws will retreat to prepare for the next injection.

Plastic Injection Molding

Obtaining a fully functional part might require extra processing for features that can’t be made with the Production tooling process, such as taping. The designed part should follow Production tooling design guidelines.

Why Norck?

Norck is a leading manufacturing company - driven by technology, high quality data and artificial intelligence - focuses on manufacturing excellent quality of sheet metal parts, custom parts made with CNC machines, 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. 

Norck’s ability access to a huge amount of manufacturing capacity across Europe and the U.S allows us to provide with low quantity and high volume productions options along with expedited production. Our data driven inventory programs are here to minimize your cost, and downtime, thus improving overall supply chain performance.

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, driven by data and artificial intelligence.

As a single source for all your manufacturing needs, Norck minimizes your overhead cost, diversifies your supply chain, 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.