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pball
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Help with sheet metal part

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10-25-2013 07:49 AM

I could use some help making a sheet metal part work. The part is good except for where two flanges meet and don't have a gap, which makes it impossible to get a flat pattern.

 

The part attached is from 2014 and I have two pictues the part also.

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mcgyvr
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-25-2013 09:30 AM in reply to: pball

How will this part be fabricated? press brake only?

 

Why not just sketch the complete bottom face then add the flanges

 

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pball
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-25-2013 09:33 AM in reply to: mcgyvr
Press brake only
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jneal
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-25-2013 03:16 PM in reply to: pball

See attached. This is how i would do that piece. I did not bother to trim/fix the ends. I left all of your sketches in tact as well...

 

 

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KulasekaranK
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-28-2013 04:36 AM in reply to: pball

Hi,.

 

I am using inventor 2012 so i could not use your file,.

 

From the attached picture I understud that, the part doesn't have a slit to 'unfold' (as you told)

 


pball wrote:

" where two flanges meet and don't have a gap,"


Make a slit before creating a flange at the meeting point,.

 

 
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pball
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-28-2013 04:38 AM in reply to: jneal

Well I was looking for a way to have it with the ends like they are in my original part. I ended up after starting this thread using a method like you posted and manually fixing the ends because I needed to get the part done.

 

KulasekaranK

I don't quite understand what you mean, could you make an example or something?

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icouture
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-28-2013 08:11 AM in reply to: pball
The easiest way to do this would be to make the bottom of the piece as a face. Once that is done, use the flange tool to make your flanges. Once the part is fabricated you'd then only need to get a welder to seal off the slits.
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pball
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-28-2013 09:27 AM in reply to: icouture
That's how jneal did the part he attached and how I ended up making my part. I'm trying to see if there is a method to making this part where the ends of the flanges do not need to be fixed.
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IgorMir
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Re: Help with sheet metal part

10-28-2013 05:43 PM in reply to: pball

Hi,

Please have a look at this part. I think it answers your question about the ends of the returned flanges.

The file is in IV2010 format.

Best Regards,

Igor.

 


pball wrote:
That's how jneal did the part he attached and how I ended up making my part. I'm trying to see if there is a method to making this part where the ends of the flanges do not need to be fixed.

 

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