I hope this is the right place to ask this.
Would any of you have a sheet metal model of a barn star?
I really don't care what size it is, my customer wants me to make one and I have never payed any attention to one:(
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for the reply,
Thats the first two places I Looked...nothing.
I don't believe you will be able to make a complete Barn Star in one piece using the SW functions.
In real life the star can be formed in one piece using processes which involve plastic deformation. SW cannot compute that.
The attached part looks OK at first glance, but the flat-pattern shows an overlap of material, which when compensated for, will leave an unacceptable gap.
Thank you Kelvin,
Your right, I had a look at some and the are made in five pieces and then welded together.
This again is a classic example which indicates the potential and power of using direct solid modeling techniques to
generate a sheet metal product swiftly and painlessly.
All your complex matching is done in one go. You then use the geometry and convert to sheet metal.
This is power man !!!
Imagine doing it bend by bend using sheet metal directly.
I have no idea what a Barn Star is. But this is what I thought it might be.
Find part attached.
Power of not using the sheet metal functionality directly.
Chutes, Doors , Frames with complex matching in corners mitred or straight , Electronic Housings, Electrical Housings,
Enclosures for Any Application , Acoustic Enclosures, Retail Racking , Steel Furniture, Equipment for HVAC , Fan Housings, Conveyors , POP display items, Complex precision sheet metal parts for any application, Ducts, Transformer Housings,
Any Captive Capital items made from Sheetmetal, Hardware in Sheet metal . The list is really endless.
All these benefit from a hybrid approach. These complement and add a completely new dimension to the sheet metal functionality
Thats why I strongly believe that the multi body capability is a step in the right direction. It allows parts to be split and the matching
to be seen in one go.
Of course a lot has to be done to improve this feature but atleast its there.
Thank you, for someone who doesn't know what one looks like you did pretty well, close enough I would say.
I have heard of yous approach before from a off road bumper mfg. that builds winch bumpers for pickup trucks.
He will model the bumper from a "Block" if you will, so he can add all the different features he wants to match the truck front end, then somehow splits it apart and makes sheet metal parts from that.
I would like to see how that is done myself.
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