I want to make this part in sheetmetal. But not able to make it. Can anyone help me on this?
Pls find the attached images.
as far as i know, solidworks sheetmetal feature is a "Press Brake" forming tool. So you should design Press Braked parts. I think you can't do this design with solidworks sheetmetal.
I think you can make 2 same part then use weldment.
would be better if you can post the file.
These guys are right. SW wont do this forming kind of sheet metal. Only brake press style and some times fancy transition style "lofted" sheet metal.
The only way to do any kind of sheet metal part with this kind of item (and this is taking a stab at it as i can't see 100% clearly how the part is) would be to have it as a fabricated item. i.e. cuts/joins along some of the seems to be welded and finished off after brake pressing. (perhaps this is what you intend from the start.. as you don't really specify the process your after, just the master group of "sheet metal" )
I was going to say upload your file and i'll show this particular thing i speak of via a sample.. but i splashed together a rough one to save you time....
Note that i've just rushed this together.. obviously there is near a million ways to do the notches depending on how you wanted and what you wanted (basic pattern accurate/ laser pattern accurate/and many other issues that would define the notch gaps you'd want etc etc). Hope this helps.
See if this works for you.
At work this is how we do it
Sam, if you look at his pics you will see that it bends on two planes.
Look at encl. file. I have used "miterbends". Quite simple.
It's maybe helpful.
Narve, see my above post.
Appreciate your efforts. I am decided to go with mitreflange option and finally weld the gap between two pieces in practical.
Thanx every one.
I think your part is likely feasible as a sheet metal form in the real world. Consult with manufacturing engineers before giving up on the idea. Even though SW sheet metal can't develop the form, it may still be possible to manufacture.
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