Muhammed Rafeeq

How to delete body in sheet metal?

Question by Muhammed Rafeeq

How to remove that line (showed in fig) in sheet metal without loosing the rings and it should be flatten.

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Roger-Marie Couture
Answered on 3 Jun, 2017 01:06 AM

I thought you were going to understand with my example that to create a network modeled for you. : UNFOLDABLE POLYEDRA

Note that you will have some limitations of material thickness as a function of the bending radius and other parameters of the sheet metal function. In the example that I enclose, I proceeded with thickened surfaces and converted into sheet metal. But it would be better to proceed with the bend-to-edge function that will give you more flexibility. So your network of circles must join with a minimum straight section related to the thickness of the material to obtain a polyhedron after folding. Also, it should be known that a unfolded polyhedron has cut edges and welded edges.

Polyhedron sheet metal

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