Robert H.

Drawn Metal Part For Critique

Question by Robert H.

Hey Gang,

Here's a part I'm currently developing for a deep-draw process and high volume manufacture. It has similar surface area and thickness to a part we've previously tooled, with what in my opinion is a much friendlier aspect ratio, but significantly smaller diameter for the bearing pocket (9mm vs 19mm).

The photo is the part we've previously tooled (and held the tops of the inside bearing locator ribs to a couple tenths *wow!*), the cad pic is the new part under development.

Do any of our resident deep draw experts see any glaring issues? I'm iffy about the central area where the embossed ribs switch direction, I'm worried it might not draw nicely or even rip the steel in that area.

Thanks in advance for your time!


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