I have a sheet metal part .062" thickness that is to be formed during assembly. Looking for a good way to do this?
Welcome to the forum. It's going to be difficult to answer your question without more information. Do you mean you want to have a sheet metal part that's edited in an assembly, and has relations to other parts? I rarely use sheet metal myself, but I'm sure someone can help you if you'll explain more about what you need.
If you have access to a laser cutter or water jet you can cut out some stitch lines and the bend center and
form the part by hand. You will have to experiment with the openings to see what you can form by hand easily.
Glenn, Yes the part has to be formed on assembly. A little more insight on what I am trying to accomplish here, I am modeling a tubular frame weldment and this part if formed by hand around the intersection point of a couple tubes. There are 4 of these parts in the assembly but each one if formed different. I can create 4 different configs and use each of the in the assmebly and try to freeform them but I am having issues with that. I am not very familiar with the freeform tool which doesn't help.
Frank, I am only doing the modeling and the drawing. I understand how to do this onthe manufacturing side of life but not in the modeling side of it.
what we do is when the part is being programmed to be cut, they will add the stitch lines,
here is a pic of one of my drawings. the cuts on my part are the with of the cutter and the lengh is about .188 long
I have added the sheet metal part I am forming.
I can't open your file I am on 2012,
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