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3-way bend for a flexible material

Question asked by Thomas White on Jul 23, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2014 by Thomas White

Hello,

 

I'm having some issues trying to do a tricky bend. I'm trying to create a part that represents a piece of vinyl which has been bent/deformed around a few edges. The important thing here is that I need to be able to generate a flat pattern so that the future parts can be cut from that.

 

I've attached a photo showing how the vinyl is being bent, the trouble area is the angled section that is bent back with a triangle shape and then meets the wall. If I try to do each bend separately using sheet metal tools it ends up with messy cuts and a gap etc.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions that may be able to help?

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