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Waterjet Cutting Services

Norck: Precision Waterjet Cutting for Diverse Materials & Applications

Norck delivers expert waterjet cutting services, empowering manufacturers across industrial, aerospace, architectural, artistic, and other sectors to process a wide range of materials with accuracy and complex profiles.

Capabilities for Waterjet Cutting Success:

  • Powerful Abrasive Waterjet Systems: High-pressure waterjets mixed with abrasive for cutting through thick metals, stone, composites, and other challenging materials.
  • Large-Format Cutting: Accommodating large workpieces and cutting intricate shapes or nested patterns for optimal material utilization.
  • Diverse Material Expertise: Cutting steels, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, glass, ceramics, composites, and more.
  • Secondary Operations: Integration with deburring, forming, welding, and finishing services for complete part solutions, ready for assembly.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About Performance and Versatility

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Consulting on part adjustments to improve cut quality, minimize waste, and streamline downstream operations.
  • Process Optimization: Tailoring waterjet pressure, abrasive type, and cutting speeds to achieve optimal edge quality and cost-effectiveness for your specific material and thickness.
  • Tolerance Control: Maintaining accuracy and clean cuts for seamless integration into assemblies or further fabrication processes.
  • Focus on Your Applications: Providing waterjet cutting solutions tailored to the needs of your industry, prioritizing quality, efficiency, and complex geometry needs.

Why Choose Norck for Waterjet Cutting?

Cut Virtually Any Material: Process materials that are difficult or impossible to cut with traditional thermal cutting methods.

Thick Material Capability: Waterjet cutting excels where laser, plasma, or shearing reach their limits in material thickness.

Complex Geometries & Tight Tolerances: Ideal for intricate profiles, small features, and parts requiring minimal heat-affected zones (HAZ).

No Heat Distortion: Waterjet is a cold-cutting process, preserving the material properties of sensitive alloys and heat-treated metals.

Your Fabrication Partner: We seamlessly integrate waterjet cutting with other processes to deliver complete parts or assemblies.


What is Waterjet cutting?

Waterjet cutting is a process that uses high-pressure water, generally with abrasive particles, to cut through various materials such as metals, plastics, and stones. Abrasive particles are added to the water stream to increase its cutting force for hard materials. It is used in aerospace, naval, automotive, ceramics, and textile.

Waterjet cutting can cut tubes and bent sheet metal components to clean edges and add holes.

Waterjet cuts are perpendicular to the sheet surface and can't add draft or threads.

Advanced Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and Waterjet Cutting

What are the benefits of using waterjet cutting?

Waterjet cutting offers more advantages over the traditional cutting process:

•  More precision: Accuracy is around ±0.004in (±0.1mm), while in conventional methods, it is about 0.04in(±1mm)
•  Clean: Cuts with no burrs or double edges
•  Faster manufacturing: Since it is controlled via a computer

Even over laser cutting waterjet offers:

•  Cold cutting, the material will not be affected by heat
•   No pollution since it doesn't use cutting gases
•  Greater thickness can be cut using waterjet cutting than laser cutting

Using abrasive, waterjet cutting machines can cut through ferrous and non-ferrous rigid materials such as metals, ceramics, marbles, and tempered glass. And without any abrasive for materials such as plastics, fiberglass, and cardboard. Waterjet can cut through different thicknesses. It is used to cut simple or complex shapes with ease and an accuracy of 0.1mm, while traditional cutting processes' accuracy is about ±1mm. It is an efficient and low labor cost process.

How is it fabricated?

The first step is to generate a vector file using graphic design software such as Illustrator or 3D modeling software such as Solidworks. Norck offers engineering services that will help you create this type of file. Next, we will generate a code for the Waterjet cutting machine using the vector file.

The water is pumped to the cutting head through an intensifier that increases the water pressure from 50 to 55,000 psi. Then the water is focused using a ruby or diamond into a mixing tube to add abrasive particles if needed. The mixture of water and abrasive is fired from the mixing tube with a high velocity of around 686m/s (1534mil/h).

The cutting head cuts material locally and is guided along the shape to be cut using the code generated from the vector file.

Waterjet Cutting

Sheet metal parts should follow specific design rules to be cut properly. And the vector file can have multiple shapes; in that case, arrange shapes to minimize scrap.

This method is called Nesting.

What is Nesting?

Nesting is placing the shapes inside a rectangle that stands for the sheet metal from which the nested shapes will be cut.

Shapes should be placed in a way that minimizes scrap and cutting time.

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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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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