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JimSteinmeyer
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CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

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04-17-2012 12:13 PM

I am dealing with some leagacy parts that I need to turn into sheet metal and modify. Is there a way to flatten this part? I have attempted to convert to sheet metal and create a flat pattern but it will not flatten. I have also attempted to unfold but that does not work either? I could bring in a new dxf and start over, but if this could be flattened it may be faster. Can someone offer suggestions as to how to flatten?

 

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Re: CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

04-17-2012 12:58 PM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

As modeled NO. Because the material/sections near the middle (those 4 triangles) require deformation(elongation/stretching) of the material in multiple directions which is not supported in Inventor/unfolding.. This is a stamped part not a press brake part.

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Re: CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

04-17-2012 01:36 PM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

Hi Jim,

please find the unfolded part attached. A friend of mine (he owns Logopress 3) unfolded it for you.

 

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 Matthias 

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Re: CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

04-17-2012 02:29 PM in reply to: M.Peppel

Methias,

Thank you for getting this done, Thank your friend as well. do you know what method he used?

 

Mcgyvr. thank you for looking at the part. If I were to slit the sides where the lines in the center would that work? I Don't know why I didn't look at that before asking as that is how we cut the part to fold it.

 

Jim

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Re: CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

04-17-2012 02:41 PM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

I think if you cut out those "triangles" you might be able to get it - but not the way you bent the part.  Use sheet metal tools.

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Re: CAN THIS BE FLATTENED?

12-10-2013 08:27 AM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

Hi, I'm new to the forums, I want to know a little more of how Logopress in autodes inventor.
I have read on the internet but focuses heavily on soliword, in one of the consultation found a video but falls short. appreciate the help

postscript, my English is a bit sorry for the bad translation

att. Hedwynson Hernandez

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