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Sheet Metal Cutting

Norck provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast sheet cutting services such as laser cutting, plasma cutting, and waterjet cutting for industries including aerospace, defense, robotics, industrial, automotive and many others. 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 project.

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

  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

•  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

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.

Waterjet Cutting

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

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.

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WHAT NORCK DOES BEST

WHY NORCK?

Artificial Intelligence Augmented

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

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.

Chain Resilience

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 . Besides its own capacity, Norck has premium access to hundreds of sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and 3D printing partners across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

Access to Huge Capacity

Access to Huge Capacity

Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality sheet metal, CNC machining, and 3D printing service providers across the United States, Germany, and Europe, making it one of the leading digital manufacturers in the world.

Green Driven

Green Driven

Norck encourages its partners to be carbon-neutral, and gives carbon neutral compliant suppliers priority over non-compliants.

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