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Metal Cutting Services: Steel, Aluminum & More

Metal Cutting Services: Steel, Aluminum & More

Norck: Precision Sheet Metal Cutting – Solutions for Your Fabrication Needs

Norck delivers expert sheet metal cutting services, empowering businesses across industrial, architectural, automotive, and other sectors to achieve clean cuts, complex profiles, and cost-effective fabrication outcomes.

Capabilities for Sheet Metal Cutting Success:

  • Diverse Cutting Technologies: Laser, plasma, waterjet, and shearing, enabling us to match the ideal process to your material, thickness, and desired edge quality.
  • Handling a Range of Metals: Cutting steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other sheet metals based on your application's requirements
  • Accuracy & Repeatability: Precision cutting to tight tolerances, ensuring seamless integration into downstream assembly, welding, or forming processes.
  • Integration with Fabrication: Cutting as part of a complete solution, including bending, forming, welding, finishing, and assembly services.

Norck's Engineering Edge: Optimizing Your Cutting Operations

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Consulting on part adjustments to improve cut quality, minimize waste, and streamline your fabrication workflow.
  • Material & Process Expertise: Matching the right sheet metal and cutting method for your application's needs, balancing edge quality, speed, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Nesting Optimization: Software-driven layout to maximize material utilization and reduce costs, especially for complex part shapes.
  • Focus on Your Success: Providing cutting solutions tailored to your industry and project goals, prioritizing quality, efficiency, and on-time delivery.

Why Choose Norck for Sheet Metal Cutting?

  • Complex Geometries & Tight Tolerances: Achieve intricate designs, cutouts, and features with precision for demanding applications.
  • Versatile for Small Batches & Large Runs: Supporting projects from rapid prototyping to high-volume production, ensuring consistency across quantities.
  • Cost-Effective Fabrication: Optimized cutting processes, nesting, and material selection to keep your project within budget.
  • Streamlined Metal Solutions: Integrate cutting with other fabrication capabilities to simplify your project management under a single trusted partner.
  • Cutting to Support Your Growth: Scalable services to meet changing demands and support your expansion.

Advanced Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and Waterjet Cutting

What is sheet metal cutting?

Sheet metal cutting designs multiple technics in which sheet metal is cut to form simple or complex shapes. The commonly used technic is shearing which is applied using an inclined blade.

Other popular techniques are laser cutting and waterjet cutting, which can produce complicated shapes. These two techniques are made with computer-controlled machines (CNC) to control the cutting head.

Sheet metal parts should follow specific design rules to be cut properly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you validate your designs.

How is it fabricated?

Most of the sheet metal cutting operations are performed as cold. Norck offers sheet metal cutting and forming processes as described below:

•  Blanking / Punching:
Blanking and punching are cutting processes of a workpiece from a sheet metal coil using a press (DIE). This process is mainly used in mass production fields such as automotive. The significant variables are the punching force, the die and punch materials, and the number of parts produced per minute.

A scrap is removed from the sheet metal to produce the workpiece (blank) in blanking. On the contrary, in punching, a workpiece is punched from the sheet metal, and the left is scrap. Norck will help you nest your parts to get the most cost-effective process.

In both processes, clearance is a significant factor in cutting. It is the distance between the cutting edges(die and punch), and it depends on the elasticity and thickness of the material. With higher clearance, rollover and burns can occur. With a lower clearance, a secondary shear can occur. Norck has an expert team that will guarantee you a perfect cut each time.

Punching / Blanking
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Punching / Blanking
Sheet metal cutting designs
Blanking - Norck
Punching - Norck

  Shearing: It is slicing a flat sheet of metal using an inclined blade. Shearing can be done manually using a set of traditional tooling or semi-automatically using a die and a punch. It is preferred to use shearing when making straight cuts, although it can be influenced by the formability of the sheet’s material and thickness. At Norck, we use blade types for each specific material to produce a clean cut with no visible burrs.

Shearing - Norck
Sheet of Metal - Shearing

•  Laser cutting: Laser cutting is a thermal method used to obtain custom flat shapes of sheet metal. Laser cutting can cut through various materials, such as metals, and is used to cut almost any 2D shape. Accuracy is around ±0.0005inches (±0.01mm).

Laser cutting - Thermal Method
Laser Cutting
Laser Cutting
2D shape - Laser Cutting

Waterjet Cutting Waterjet Cutting is a method that uses a high-velocity jet stream to cut through most materials.Waterjet cuts through various materials such as metals, stones, glass, plastic, and composite materials. Accuracy is around ±0.0010inches (±0.03mm) for waterjet.

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Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet cuts - composite materials

Plasma Cutting 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.

Plasma Cutting - Stainless Steel
Plasma Cutting
Plasma Cutting
Fabricated - Plasma Cutting

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!




Access to Huge Production Capacity - Norck

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.

Innovation at Work - Norck

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.

Art artificial intelligent system

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.