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bending a flat plate onto a cylinder

Question asked by Andy Reynolds on May 22, 2008
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2010 by Rodger Lyle
Ok.. maybe i am missing something as I am not the best at sheet metal but I need to make a name plate which has extruded text and cut outs on it, bend to fit in its real life position; namely on a cylinder in a working assembly.

making the flat item as we receive it from the manufacturer presents no problems, nor does making a curved part to take its place as a configuration, but if i can effectively roll the flat part and make it bent then I would be much happier.
Does anybody know a way of doing this?

Flat panel is 236mm by 90mm and is to fit on a cylinder that has an O.D. of 356.8.

Any suggestions?
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
kind regards,
andy

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