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Sheet Metal Prototyping Services

Norck: Accelerate Your Development with Sheet Metal Prototyping

Norck delivers rapid sheet metal prototyping services, empowering engineers, designers, and product developers across diverse industries to validate form, fit, and function with speed and agility.

Capabilities for Prototyping Success:

  • Fast Turnaround on Cutting & Forming: Utilizing laser cutting, waterjet, shearing, and precision press brakes for rapid iteration of sheet metal designs.
  • Diverse Metal Options: Prototyping with various steels, stainless steel, aluminum, and alloys to simulate your intended production materials.
  • Representative Finishes: Applying surface finishes, powder coats, or plating to closely match the look and feel of your final product.
  • Assembly & Integration: Combining sheet metal prototypes with other components (3D printed parts, electronics) for comprehensive functional testing.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About More Than Just Prototypes

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Early collaboration to optimize your designs for both prototyping and eventual production-scale fabrication.
  • Material Selection Guidance: Matching the right sheet metal to balance prototype functionality, production intent, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Simulation & Optimization: Utilizing FEA modeling when applicable to predict bending behavior, formability, and potential failure modes for fast design refinement.
  • Bridge to Production: Seamlessly transitioning your prototypes to production-grade fabrication with minimal rework, saving you time and resources.

Why Choose Norck for Sheet Metal Prototyping?

  • Rapidly Validate Designs & Functionality: Iterate quickly with functional sheet metal prototypes that reflect your production intent.
  • Gather Realistic User Feedback: Prototypes with production-representative materials and finishes offer more accurate performance and aesthetic evaluations.
  • Accelerate Time-to-Market: Optimize your design with confidence, reducing the risk of costly changes later in the development process.
  • Streamlined Production Transition: Work with a partner that understands both prototyping and large-scale fabrication, ensuring a smooth hand-off.
  • Your Prototyping Partner: We collaborate with you to achieve functional prototypes and a successful product launch.

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What is rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototyping is a set of fabrication techniques with a quick turnaround. It helps turn designs into scaled prototypes as close to the designed model. It is used in the preliminary stages of product development.

Rapid prototyping can be used in conceptual models, functional prototypes, tooling, electronics, and medical industries.

The most used techniques for Rapid prototyping are 3D printing, selective laser sintering (SLS), CNC machining, and sheet metal fabrication.

On Demand Sheet Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal Assembly, and Custom Stamping.

What are the advantages of using rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototyping is used to:

- Validate the functionality of a part/assembly before launching the mass production
- Demonstrate the aspect and features of a product and gives firsthand user experience
- Reduce the cost of a product by minimizing the time of development and production drastically

How is it fabricated?

Rapid prototyping techniques can be divided into two categories:

- Compressive manufacturing: by forming a base material into a shape such as 3D printing
- Subtracting manufacturing: by removing material such as CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication

What are the diverse types of rapid prototyping?

Norck offers three types of rapid prototyping, 3D printing, CNC machining, and sheet metal fabrication.

One of the main processes is sheet metal fabrication. It designates a set of manufacturing techniques to produce mechanical components using sheets of metal (Aluminum, galvanized steel). It consists of cutting and forming operations.

a. Cutting:
Cutting is a set of techniques to cut sheet metal, such as shearing, blanking, and laser cutting.

b. Forming:
Forming is a set of techniques to form sheet metal into desired shapes, such as Bending, deep drawing, and forming.

Refer to the Sheet Metal Fabrication and Design rules for further information.

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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WHAT NORCK DOES BEST

WHY NORCK?

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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.

 Creating Supply Chain

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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