Watch a video of a turret punch press in action.
I'm standing in front of a CMC turret punch press today…and in front of me is the job we're…actually getting set up to run.…You can see the part here is cut out with a series…of different punches as they move around the job…Here's an example of one of the punches…it's a rectangular cut out and that's used right here…to cut this hole here as well as this one over here.…You can see you place it here…this is a little bit longer punch and it's used to…do this periphery around the outside of the part…You can see that fits right into this hole.…The side of the part to cut this thing around…What this machine really is, is an over priced hole punch…It has a turret, it has 34 different tools in here…and it can go around and index to any one of…the tools as it cycles throughout the part…punching the different holes throughout the job.…
We have auto index which allows this punch here…to rotate to any degree or angle…we want as we progress through the part.…In this job here it's only using zero and 90 degrees…but we could set this at any angle we want.…
First, review the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS and the properties that make sheet metal unique: bend radius, K-factor, bend deduction, gauge thickness, and more. Then learn how to create basic parts, with base features, flanges, and bends that add strength and connections. Find out how to flatten parts and add holes, cuts, and corners that are manufacturing ready, and use the Convert to Sheet Metal command to convert imported geometry into native sheet metal parts. Gabriel also shows you how to create assemblies from multiple parts, use the Pattern and Mirrors tools to effortlessly duplicate existing work, and then document your designs with detailed sheet metal drawings. Watch the bonus videos to learn about the different machinery and processes that occur during manufacturing.
- Sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS
- Sheet metal manufacturing: Laser cutting, CNC machining, welding, and more
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making cuts and corners
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Building multi-body parts
- Creating forming tools
- Forming across a bend
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating sheet metal drawings
Skill Level Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Weldmentswith Gabriel Corbett1h 26m Intermediate
1. Interface and Sheet Metal Basics
2. Sheet Metal Flanges
3. Sheet Metal Cuts and Corners
4. Converting to Sheet Metal
5. Multibody Parts
6. Forming Tools
7. Sheet Metal Assemblies
8. Sheet Metal Drawings
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