# Sheet metal with mixed criteria

Question asked by Scott Leacox on Apr 20, 2018
Latest reply on May 8, 2018 by Scott Leacox

Hello all, I am trying to figure out how to make a piece of sheet metal have the following qualities.

1. The piece in question can be any material and gauge. Carbon, Aluminum, Stainless, with any thickness ranging from 80 gauge to 3/16" thick. Bend radius and K factors are different for each material.

2. The piece is a 5" wide flat before bending

3. The two bends result in 3/4" finished flange length.

4. The width of finished part varies to make everything else work.

There are only a few way I can think of making this work.

A. If I can figure out how to link K and R and T into global variables, I can make the math happen.

B. The width of the part is solved to make the flat 5" wide.

C. The width of the part is manually solved for each gauge and put into a design table.

Is there a way to set up the math for #2 to solve it's self based on another number desired value?

Attached are two screen shots so you can see the 5" and 3/4" dimensions in place. I want those to hold true for any material.