I have a small query that will it be possible to generate the die and calculte the total tonnage force required to create the given part using Solidworks?? I have attached the image of the part and the part file for refernce.
Not possible with SolidWorks but you can try/use the third party software for Sheet metal which work in integration with SolidWorks.
Ok sir, but can you tell me which third party software will work for it???
3dquickpress or Logopress3
I would have to recommend Logopress 3 because I have tried both of them.
You could set up and use a design table to calculate the force required, but the following online calculator might be easier for you.
That was a very useful source. Thanks.
But what about the die and how design table can help in getting the force, if can put some light on this issue that would be of great help.
What do you mean by "but what about the die" ?
The second link shows the equation for determining the force required. That equation can be used in the DT (the variables being read from the model) and the result propagated back to the Custom Properties, which in turn can be referenced in a drawing note.
Sorry sir don't take it otherwise, I was just trying to ask, if I want to generate the form dies for the above part how can we do it in SolidWorks???
No offence taken, Yash. I just didn't understand what you meant.
If you are designing the forming dies for the part you show, you need to know the type of machine (press brake, roll-form, etc) that will be used. Speak to the fabricator or sheet metal shop that will be making the part. They may already have suitable forms.
You would generate the upper and lower form dies using mold tools. Because of actual manufacturing issues, this is best left to the tool shop that will actually make the parts. What you would do in SWX is to work with your part in an assembly made of the part and blocks for upper and lower dies. Edit the mold block and use the mold cavity tool to create the forming surfaces for form tool and cavity.
Check out the mold tools tutorial.
The Mold tools is just one method that could be used. Although I think they might cause complications when allowing for spring-back.
I do agree though that, "this is best left to the tool shop that will actually make the parts"
Cutting tonnage is fairly simple to manually calculate. If you have the type of steel, thickness, cutting perimeter plus stripper pressure it's easy to calculate. Forming pressure is a little trickier to arrive at. However if you are lookiing for some sort of die design software you might give Logopress 3 a look at.
I recommend the book,Pressbrake technology by steve Benson.It has great formulas in there to calculate tonage for differant tensile strengths.This could easily be set up in a design table.I have a programable calculator that I put all my formulas in
Yes 3D QuickPress Or LogoPress3 has options for cutting and Bending force Moments and also COP.
Thanks for your concern Gerald, but I have got the answer for this one and I have opted for Logopress out of the two.
I am also testing the logopress. If you tested this please share your experience.
Hello Satish Sir,
It’s really a useful tool for sheet metal dies and punch creation. But a lot is dependent on the knowledge of user about the progressive dies. Unfortunately, I don't have much knowledge about progressive dies, so I didn't find myself compatible with the software.
I believe it’s a late reply, as I didn't received any notification of your post and you must have finished your testing of the software by this time, so I do like you to share your experience.
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