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delineryan
Posts: 352
Registered: ‎10-28-2009
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Friday Sheet Metal

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01-29-2010 01:06 PM
Good Afternoon All,

My life right now is off-angle sheet metal as well as transitions, square to square, square to round, bolted, welded, you name I am trying to find a faster way to do it.

I created the attached assembly in about ten minutes. I saw a video from AU 2007 (ML301-1P) about thicken in sheet metal and it has cut hours from each design.

Keep in mind that I could probably send this to the shop and have it cut on the plasma cutter, rolled and welded very quickly.

This assembly is a concept of a fictional part, but the tools used for creating it can be used for so many advanced sheet metal shapes and connections. I challenge anyone that uses sheet metal tools every day to try this method for cutting across bends, it works really slick and fast.

I also added a dwf to the zip for people without IV2010.

Check it out and let me know what you think, I am always looking for new ideas,

Cheers,

Ryan
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alewer
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎08-15-2006
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Re: Friday Sheet Metal

01-29-2010 05:22 PM in reply to: delineryan
I like it! I've attached an example of how I'd skin this cat. It is a similar approach, but I think it is slightly less complex: All features are driven by a single sketch, and each part is nothing but a thicken.
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delineryan
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Re: Friday Sheet Metal

01-30-2010 04:43 AM in reply to: delineryan
Looks good!
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Ryan
Inventor Version:
Build: 535, Release: 2011 SSR - Date: Fri 08/20/2010
64-Bit Edition - 8192.00 GB
Dell Precision T3500
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3540 @ 2.93GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
6.00 GB RAM
Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 8.17.0012.5849
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