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surface unwrapping

Question asked by Justin Sue on Dec 19, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 21, 2009 by Kevin De Smet

hello everyone.


what im trying to do is design a template to cut 6 pipes into a circular arrangement to make a manifold collector.


my idea is to make all the collector pipes from striaght pipe cut at and  inlet angle of 20 deg and with a 300deg cut out looking end on of the pipe.


i started off by using weldments to make a ASTM 1.5" schedule 40 pipe and made the necessary cuts then converting the outer surface of the pipe into a surface then deleted the body.


now i want to unwrap that surface to make a drawing which i can then print and cut out then wrap around the actual pipe so i know where to cut using the band saw.


hopefuly then end result will be 6 pipes that are close to identical and make a nice circluar outlet from teh collector.


have a look at the pictures if my ramblings are not so clear.