Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Welding, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
There's three types of welding typically used in a Sheet Metal company.…MIG, TIG and Spot Welding. MIG welding allows for quick fabrication…and thicker parts. The MIG welder's filler material is a wire…that's fed through the handle and makes quick work of fabricating the parts.…There's also an assist gas that flows through the handle and keeps oxygen away…from the weld zone. So that you have a nice clean weld with…less splatter. Spot welding is great for joining flat…surfaces, and it is quick and easy. The welder passes high amounts of energy…across the electrodes and the materials melt together.…
There's no filler material on a spot welder.…TIG welding is slower, however offers ultimate control and is perfect for…intricate parts. The filler material is hand-fitted into…the welds, so lots of skills required to make good welds.…Taking a look at some welds, you can see from the video, that the weld around the…periphery of this is a TIG weld. It's a very small weld and it's very intricate.…The weld on top is a bit bigger and is a MIG Weld.…
- 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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