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Masterly cutting: norelem provides support to prospective master craftsman’s paper cutting project

The norelem ACADEMY has continued to show its dedicated support to student development by supporting in the construction of a paper cutting machine for a prospective Master Craftsman.

25. august 2025

norelem is committed to the promotion and development of young talent and regularly supports a large number of mechanical engineering projects by providing professional input as well as the components themselves.

However, this support is not reserved exclusively for university students – norelem has recently supported a prospective Master Craftsmen in their final project. 

In Germany, the title of “Meisterbrief” or Master Craftsman, is a state-approved title and is the highest professional designation in crafts. Along with business and legal training, the qualification also includes theoretical and practical craft training. It also implies the capability to mentor apprentices. With these credentials, the Meister is prepared to run their own company or, alternatively, to advance in their current position.

The candidate was required to carry out a practical demonstration for his Master Craftsman's examination, which was to present a tool that cuts a sheet of DIN A5 paper into 6-cm strips and perforates them under certain tolerance specifications. norelem provided a selection of standard components for the construction of this device. 

The paper cutter works by having a sheet of A5 paper placed inside the device from above and positioned on the movable stop.

By operating the angled bow handle, the paper can be punched and perforated. Similarly, by moving the bow handle, the stop of the paper web can be moved into different positions. After punching, the circular knife attached to the knife holder is moved and cuts off the specified paper strip. The combination of linear ball bearings and precision guide shaft ensures smooth running of the knife holder. 

Furthermore, the paper cutter’s secure guide ensures that a clean cut is made. The stop can then be moved, and the paper strip falls through a recess into the base plate, where it can be collected by a container. The paper cutter’s design ensures material consistency, allowing for identical cuts to be made multiple times. 

The provision of norelem’s standard components helped support the engineer to reach the title of Master Craftsman. 

norelem supports engineers and manufacturers at all stages of their development, from providing extensive CAD resources for components through to product training programmes and technical training sessions covering various design topics. To find out more about norelem’s services to develop future talent, visit https://norelem-academy.com/

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About norelem
norelem is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of flexible standard parts and components for mechanical engineering. The company supplies 70,000 standard products relating to standard machinery and operating elements, as well as automation components. Ninety-eight per cent of these parts are available from stock, and the business delivers on-site technical support for products. This high level of inventory enables norelem to provide fast and reliable delivery times.

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