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Flex for lasered tube bending

Question asked by Steve Crompton on Sep 15, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2016 by Ben Hearmon

Hi

 

I have a part that I'm making on the tube laser. I would like to be able to fold it up to be what it would look like once bent.

 

The attached file is the blank and it folds up into a 90degree bend. I have put a request into solidworks that we can flatten things other than sheet metal for just this reason.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to go about this, as so far I've come up with all sorts of abstract shapes, non of which resemble what I'm after

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

 

Steve

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