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How to make a piece that is rolled and conical in sheet metal and flatten?

Question asked by Justin Lamey on May 15, 2015
Latest reply on May 18, 2015 by Dennis Bacon

I have attached a file of what I am looking to flatten. I currently work in a fab shop and estimators are coming to me looking for me to quickly flatten pieces like these to give them sizes for plate to order. I have been working on this a couple hours and I have been getting pretty frustrated. A loft bend would work except I would need it to follow a guide curve. I read on one of these forums to just use a surface and thicken, and then convert to sheet metal. I have tried that and I can't get it to work.

 

I would appreciate any help.

 

Thanks.

 

Justin

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