Rhett Rathbone

Weldment w/ bends

Discussion created by Rhett Rathbone on Jun 29, 2007
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2007 by SolidAir
Attached is a simple ladder. Everything worked just great with theweldment part except when I looked at the number of solid bodies inthe cut-list...Instead of just 'bending' the metal on the longrunners (as one continuous piece of metal) it broke them into 5 or6 smaller pieces, which implies welds. Our shop is able to break along piece of flat bar to achieve the desired result. Inreality the outcome that I need would require a hybrid betweensheet metal functionality and weldments. Has anyone had successwithe this? I would like to avoid, if at all possible, having tobring all this together into an assembly, it is just so much easierto manipulate this at the part level. One thing that i neglected tomention...it would be nice to have a flat pattern for the mainrunner as well....I know, I can't have my cake and eat it too! Anysuggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,