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11-15-2012 04:33 AM

I make this part in sheet metal.I do not do much with sheet metal tools but have i constructed this part correctly.Could i please have some feedback as the part is correct in shape but i am not sure if it is done correctly construction wise

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Simon

Hi Simon,

Something like the attached should give you an idea.

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Igor.

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Re: sheet metal

11-15-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

How will that be manufactured?

(looks to me like it should be an assembly of at least 3 parts.

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Re: sheet metal

11-16-2012 04:34 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks

Yes 3 pieces.The top and bottom cut to shape and the centre piece bent to shape and all 3 put together.How would you create these 3 pieces in sheet metal and then assemble.Could you if possible show your solution.

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Simon

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Re: sheet metal

11-17-2012 04:27 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

I had a look at the part today on  a fitting and it looks like it is 1 piece.Does this seem possible.It looks like it was 1 piece and then folded to shape.This is a learning exercise for me so any help appreciated

 

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Re: sheet metal

11-17-2012 05:39 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

simon_toaldo wrote:

I had a look at the part today on  a fitting and it looks like it is 1 piece.Does this seem possible.It looks like it was 1 piece and then folded to shape.This is a learning exercise for me so any help appreciated

 

Simon


It must have some seams (Rips) that were welded together or it is a deep drawn deformed part.
If it has welded seams - indicate where those are.
If it is deep drawn - that is not a folding manufacturing process and Inventor will not develop the blank.

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Re: sheet metal

11-17-2012 05:57 AM in reply to: JDMather

please see attached picture.There is 3 pieces.The weld will be along the 2 edges of piece 2.How can this be done in assembly please

 

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Re: sheet metal

11-18-2012 03:16 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

I`m interested to see how this would be made in assembly.Could someone with much more experience them me show me how they would do this.

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Re: sheet metal

11-18-2012 11:55 PM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Hi Simon,

Something like the attached should give you an idea.

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Re: sheet metal

11-19-2012 01:11 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Hi Igor

 

Thanks for the model.Appreciated

 

Would the next step be to weld the edges?

 

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Re: sheet metal

11-19-2012 04:46 PM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Hi Simon,

Yes, it would. But not in Inventor. In real life instead. I could never fully understand why would it be necessary to actually show the welds on the model. What's wrong with just indicating the welds on the drawing, as in good old days?

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