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Vapor Smoothing

Norck, a leading digital manufacturing company, provides extremely reliable, top quality, and fast 3D printing services such as vapor smoothing 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.

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Let’s now give you some insight how Norck achieves 3D printing and vapor smoothing.

What is Vapor Smoothing 3D printing?

It is a post-process for 3D printed parts with a coarse surface finish to smooth visual aspects and enhance their mechanical properties. Vapor smoothing uses chemical vapor solvents to smooth the 3D-printed part by melting the surface.

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What are the advantages & disadvantages of using Vapor Smoothing?

Vapor Smoothing is used over other conventional post-processing methods due to:

   •   Better appearance (shiny instead of sugar-cubes-like surface finishing)
   •   Improved homogeneity of the material

Although there are disadvantages to using Vapor Smoothing:

   •  Smoothed features
   •  Minimum wall thickness

How is it vapor smoothing made?

The 3D printed part is hung in a sealed chamber, which releases dissolvent fumes that melt the piece's external surface. Vapor smoothing can fill cavities, smooth sugar-cubes like surfaces, and enhance a part's appearance,

It is used with most polymers and elastomers, such as:

   •  ABS
   •  PP
   •  PC
   •  PLA
   •  PETG
   •  PA 12
   •  ASA

Parts and assemblies should follow specific design rules to be printed correctly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you confirm your design for 3D printing.

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.




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.