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*Hoder, Dave
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Miter Folds

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02-12-2003 06:05 AM
Has anyone figured out how to do a miter fold yet? If you don't know what
that is, picture this:
Take a strip of material say 4"x48"x1/2", chamfer the 2 short ends @ 45 deg,
cut 3 45deg v-grooves at equal spacing & leave .030" material at the bottom
of the groove. Now fold the machined part into a rectangle. Maybe one of you
sheet metal gurus can help me here.
Thanx, Dave
*Keller, Kent
Message 2 of 16 (191 Views)

Re: Miter Folds

02-12-2003 06:48 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
I would think it could be modeled without to much hair pulling, but I doubt you will be
able to unfold it.

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Dave Hoder" wrote in message
news:963038B2A0AF04CE775DF5DE9F07DA28@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Has anyone figured out how to do a miter fold yet? If you don't know what
> that is, picture this:
> Take a strip of material say 4"x48"x1/2", chamfer the 2 short ends @ 45 deg,
> cut 3 45deg v-grooves at equal spacing & leave .030" material at the bottom
> of the groove. Now fold the machined part into a rectangle. Maybe one of you
> sheet metal gurus can help me here.
> Thanx, Dave
>
>
*Hoder, Dave
Message 3 of 16 (191 Views)

Re:

02-12-2003 07:37 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
I need to show it as one part (with the original part size) in the BOM &
unfold it for machining. Right now I'm faking it by making a drived part
from a dummy unfolded assy & hiding the separate parts in the Parts List.
This won't be a good idea though as soon as we start pulling data directly
from assemblies. Any ideas?
*Bliss, Charles
Message 4 of 16 (191 Views)

Re: Miter Folds

02-12-2003 11:46 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
Create flanges using the offset option. make the offset longer then the
flange width. This will leave large gaps between your flanges. Use the
corner tool to close the flanges. This will give you a mitered corner.
I have placed an example in Customer Files.




Dave Hoder wrote:

>Has anyone figured out how to do a miter fold yet? If you don't know what
>that is, picture this:
>Take a strip of material say 4"x48"x1/2", chamfer the 2 short ends @ 45 deg,
>cut 3 45deg v-grooves at equal spacing & leave .030" material at the bottom
>of the groove. Now fold the machined part into a rectangle. Maybe one of you
>sheet metal gurus can help me here.
>Thanx, Dave
>
>
>
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 5 of 16 (191 Views)

Re:

02-12-2003 01:12 PM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
I could easily be wrong, but I don't think that is what he is after. The
words 45deg v-groves and Machined parts makes me think he wants a weakening
grove to make the fold with.

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Kent Keller
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

"Charles Bliss" wrote in message
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> Create flanges using the offset option.
>
>
> Dave Hoder wrote:
:
> >Take a strip of material say 4"x48"x1/2", chamfer the 2 short ends @ 45
deg,
> >cut 3 45deg v-grooves at equal spacing & leave .030" material at the
bottom
> >of the groove. Now fold the machined part
*Hendey, Matt
Message 6 of 16 (191 Views)

Re: Miter Folds

02-12-2003 08:38 PM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
Can you post what you have in CF?

Matt
*Keller, Kent
Message 7 of 16 (191 Views)

Re:

02-13-2003 01:11 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
Matt

If you are talking to Charles... He did! 8^)

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Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Matt Hendey" wrote in message
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> Can you post what you have in CF?
>
> Matt
>
>
>
*Hendey, Matt
Message 8 of 16 (191 Views)

Re:

02-13-2003 03:10 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
No to Dave, Sorry. I'm interested in what he is trying to do. I tried
creating the part from the description he gave but if I got it right, I
can't see the reason for building a part that way. No that there isn't one.

Matt

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Matt
>
> If you are talking to Charles... He did! 8^)
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Matt Hendey" wrote in message
> news:f1431d6.4@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Can you post what you have in CF?
> >
> > Matt
> >
> >
> >
>
>
*Hoder, Dave
Message 9 of 16 (191 Views)

Re:

02-14-2003 12:46 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
The part is in CF called Miter Fold. (I just made an example shape, not a
sheet metal part) This is a common manufacturing process in the furniture /
woodworking industry where we are working with a piece of wood covered with
a colored paper. We cut thru the wood & leave the paper, then fold the whole
thing together. This makes for a cleaner seam & less assemby time.
Thanks for having a look.
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 10 of 16 (191 Views)

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02-14-2003 12:53 AM in reply to: *Hoder, Dave
I did one of those by ... cheating? ... making a face that would bend then
add the rest in an assembly because it needed to be shown both flat and
folded.
~Larry

"Dave Hoder" wrote in message
news:F82FB0D513739B07DFE1A95A4327C751@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> The part is in CF called Miter Fold. (I just made an example shape, not a
> sheet metal part) This is a common manufacturing process in the furniture
/
> woodworking industry where we are working with a piece of wood covered
with
> a colored paper. We cut thru the wood & leave the paper, then fold the
whole
> thing together. This makes for a cleaner seam & less assemby time.
> Thanks for having a look.
>
>

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