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Making a wing rib in sheet metal

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10-19-2013 02:39 PM

Hi There,

I am new to Inventor and I ahve been trying to creat a wing rib similar to the one in the picture.  I have been successful in recreating the basic shape itself, but I cannot figure out how to make the bend to the "lightening hole" (circle).

Any help would be seriously appreciated...


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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-19-2013 04:06 PM in reply to: rkirk77

Attach the ipt file of what you have attempted so far - or at least indicate what version of Inventor you are using.

 

Do you need a sheet metal part that will give Flat Pattern - in that case look into Punch features.

 

otherwise - looks like a simple countersink and shell feature.

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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-19-2013 04:19 PM in reply to: JDMather

I am using Inventor 2014

What i am trying to do is make this model so I can flatten it out and use it for a template for cutting out a new wing rib.  I will be doing this with a bunch of other ribs as well, so I really haven't saved any files thus far as I am trying to learn the workflow.


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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-19-2013 05:00 PM in reply to: rkirk77

When you do save a file - attach it here for pointers.

 

You might go through these -

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/p/inventor-tutorials.html
http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/enu?adskContextId=HELP_TUTORIALS&language=ENU&release=2014&product=Inve...

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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-19-2013 05:01 PM in reply to: rkirk77

I made a quick example file for how the wing rib would look.  

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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-19-2013 05:48 PM in reply to: JDMather

Attached file is above.

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Re: Making a wing rib in sheet metal

10-20-2013 02:06 PM in reply to: rkirk77

You could make a punch that created the countersunk hole.

It's not really very intuitive to do, but you can seach google for a tutorial.

 

But creating it as a solid and then "shelling" would also work.

 

Brgds,

Chris

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