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Compound curve sheet metal / flex tool

Question asked by Oliver Izzard on Nov 14, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2018 by Oliver Izzard

Is there a way to take a sheet metal flat pattern and form it into a compound curve?

I am trying to generate an accurate sheet metal version of the 2 wings that are highlighted below is blue. We currently generate a visual representation of the wings using a thickened surface that is approximately inserted.

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We have a excel spreadsheet that generates the curves so we know the exact flat pattern profiles for each part but I would like to bend the actual flat patterns to create that above.

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Is there a way to roll the flat pattern or flex it so that is follows a 3d sketch of the adjoining body?

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