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Tube Bending

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast tube bending 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 prototyping needs, Norck can manage it with the results better than expectations.

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Let’s now give you some insight how Norck manufactures parts with tube bending process.

What is tube bending?

Tube bending is a set of techniques to bend straight tubes into different shapes. Bent tubes are used in structures, stair railings, and automotive parts. The process can be performed by using cold or hot methods. Generally, the round stock is used, but rectangular tubes and pipes can also be bent.

A post process can be mandatory to remove burrs. It can also be used with laser tube cutting to add holes and shapes or to cut the edges

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

What are the benefits of using tube bending?

Tube bending offers more advantages over traditional cutting, bending, and welding processes:

•  Cost-effective: It helps minimize production costs since there are fewer parts and operations. Tube bending reshapes the tube without using welding or adding extra joints.

• Clean finish: Since there are no extra components or messy weldings, the tube finish will be smooth. It is most helpful in areas where the tube is apparent to the users, such as the stairs.

• No leakage: Tube bending eliminates the risk of leaking joints or weldments.

• Low-cost tooling: This process does not require a high tooling price compared to laser tube bending.


How is it fabricated?

At Norck, we offer several tube bending techniques such as :

Press bending: It is the most commonly used process. It uses a punch and two dies to restrain the tube at two points. Then the punch makes the bending operation by advancing.

Press Bending

Rotary draw bending: This process uses a clamp that fixes the tube against a q-shaped bending die. Then a pressure die applies pressure on the free tube against a wiper die to perform the bending. A Mandrell is inserted inside the tube to prevent the outer part of the bend from becoming flat.

Rotary Draw Bending

Heat tube bending: It is used for more rigid materials, and it is made by heating the tube before bending. The bending can be made by a press that enforces the bend, rotatory draw bending, or rolling.

Tube Bending - Rolling

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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