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Sheetmetal Question – Different Forming Capabilities 

Question asked by Brett Leland on Sep 21, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2018 by Scott Leacox

Sheetmetal Question – We have different forming capabilities
for our sheet metal parts (Trumpf Press Brake - Trumpf Tooling / Amada Press
Brake - Amada Tooling / Cidan Panel Former- Cidan Tooling) The question or
issues is that when we are designing our product we do not know what machine /
machines our parts will be formed on.  Each
machine / process requires different bend deduction / bend allowances and
generates (forms) different inside radii.
I am curios to how other handle these scenarios when it comes to generating
flats.  Or initial thought was to pick
and process and design to it and then let manufacturing make the required adjustments
but that gets messy because they ultimately us our SW Files to generate flats.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Brett