Joe Gesicki

tubing bends and coping?

Discussion created by Joe Gesicki on Feb 16, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2016 by Lee Wondra
I need to provide a drawing and part file to a laser tube notcher. The issue is the tube has 2 bends which both are in differnet datums/planes.

The laser tube notcher needs the .step file to be a straight tube with the coping modeled correctly so that when the tube is bent after notching the coping will be clocked/oriented correctly to fit in the weldment. The laser notcher cannot cut bent tubes, they must be straight.

Has anyone had to to this before? Does anyone have any tricks or tips that may help me?


Joe Gesicki