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Creating a surface along 2 curves for splitting a solid body

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padgettg
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Creating a surface along 2 curves for splitting a solid body

Hey all,
I designed an aerofoil for a car, and I'd like to create a mold in order to make the wing in carbon fiber.

I surrounded the wing with a box, split the box to create a cavity, but now I can't seem to figure out how to split the box mold into 2 separate parts.

The overall plan is to layup carbon onto both parts, join them together, and trim down the excess flanges.

 

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Thank you!

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kellings
in reply to: padgettg

Hi @padgettg Do you just need to split the mold, or do you need to split the mold in a particular way, like having it follow the lines of the wing? 

Kevin Ellingson
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padgettg
in reply to: kellings

Yes,
I'm struggling with splitting the box following the front and back lines of the wing (from the teardrop aerofoil shape)

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kellings
in reply to: padgettg

Sorry, I see you wrote that right in your title now. 

You will need to create a surface in the shape you want and use that as a split line. Is it possible for you to share the file here?

 

 

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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padgettg
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Absolutely!
I'm attaching it here as a fusion file, as well as a step file just incase;
Pretty simple organization in the file: body 1 is the wing shape, body 2 is the mold shape.

Thanks!

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kellings
in reply to: padgettg

Hi @padgettg I didn't get this to fully work, but I thought I would attach what I did so you could see and you could play around with it. When I created the surface offset, I couldn't get the surface to stitch properly without adding some tolerance. I'm not sure if there is a surface continuity issue with the original wing. 

 

I created an offset surface of 0" using the bottom face of the wing. Then I created a ruled surface going perpendicular to the mold faces. For some of the surfaces I could use surface normal, and for some of them I had to use direction. I can split the body with the surface, or I can subtract the wing from the mold, but I can't do both. I suspect that is because of those surface deviation values I mentioned earlier. 

 

Hopefully this helps to move you forward a bit. 

 

Kevin

Kevin Ellingson
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