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How do I twist a sheet metal strip into a conical shape?

Question asked by Tom Arthur on May 18, 2016
Latest reply on May 18, 2016 by Tom Arthur


I'm trying to create a twisted metal strap... which must be parallel sided when flattened.

However, it needs to be twisted in a conical way. Similar to the attached images, but obviously when this is flattened, the sides are not parallel. I'm guessing I may need to model it flat and then roll it... but if so, how do I roll a non-consistent radius?

They are straps for a seat frame... see attached.

Any help would be much appreciated.