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CNC Tube Bending

Question asked by Gerald Davis on Mar 25, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2014 by Robert Lankford

I know some tricks in the sheet metal trade that guide my 3D CAD modeling techniques. Sheet metal mechanics generally like my stuff.

 

I do not know what is "state of the art" in CNC tube bending. (insert embarrassment emoticon)

 

What makes tube bending easier to set up in the real world- what should I improve in my modeling methods?

 

I authored the article behind the following hyperlink recommends the use of planes in 3D sketches.  The last several illustrations referenced in the text were put into a slide show icon found at the end of the column.

 

http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/-shop-technology-and-3-d-cad-techniques-for-modeling-bent-and-welded-tubing.

 

Fig1a - Grappling Latch Assembly.JPG

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