How can I draw a laser welded pillow plate ?

Here is a tutorial

  1. Step 1:

    First make a sheet metal plate

  2. Step 2:

    Create counter sink emboss ( take from design library from forming tools directory for probe)

  3. Step 3:

    Create patterns of this feature

  4. Step 4:

    Now Use Flexy tool , option bend object - see pic

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    now make a inner cylder for part-Clnder

  6. Step 6:

    SAve this part as clynder (save as ) and in current part use delete body for clynder. In clynder part you will delete body of perforated plate.
    NOTE - Flex tool is very demandig for memory resources!!

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    Now we make a assembly of these components

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    And now some cut to see how is these components settled

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    In finished assembly you see a differences for plate.
    I hope that this tutorial will help.
    All is made in Solidworks 2007

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