Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Break forming, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
Okay, we're standing in front of a press break.…This is a 6 foot machine, and we're going to get set up to do a bend.…We've got a couple of bending dies. This is a lower die, this is an upper die.…And these go together in the machine, so, they actually do the bend.…We actually have a, a larger one already set up in the machine here.…And we're ready to bend some parts. Alright.…So, I'm going to change the flange dimension here.…So, I'm going to go into the cycle start, click on the Flange Dimension, click on…1.5, Enter, and we're ready to bend. >> To design efficiently, try to keep your…bends the same, and with matching flange lengths to avoid having to set up multiple…sets of tooling with different back edges. Also consider the bend radius.…
The standard tools come in 030, 060, 090, eighth inch, quarter inch, 3 8ths inch, et cetera.…Try to design using these standard tools to avoid custom tooling that can add cost…and lead time to your parts. You can see, we can stage multiple bends…one after another on a part. So, I can do the first bend with the same tool.…
- Understanding sheet metal fundamentals
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making hems and corner features
- Unfolding and folding parts
- Adding cuts across bends
- Adding welded corners
- Using the Forming tools
- Importing geometry
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Making sheet metal drawings
- Exporting DWG and DXF files for laser cutting
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating flat patterns
- Using in-context design techniques
- Exporting parts
Skill Level 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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