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SHEET METAL

SHEET METAL CORNERS


SHEET METAL WORKFLOW
Content : ESTABLISH BASIC PARTCHARACTERISTICS
DEFINE THE BASIC SHAPE OF THE PART
CONSTRUCTING BASE FEATURES
SHEET METAL CORNERS
SHEET METAL CUTOUTS
SHEET METAL DEFORM FEATURES
FLAT SOLID AND FLAT PATTERN
ADVANCED SHEET METAL COMMANDS
ANALYZE FORMABILITY – ONE STEP
AEROSPACE SHEET METAL
WORKING WITH NON-SHEETMETAL DATA
SHEET METAL CORNERS

Purpose Objectives

• This lesson introduces you to the different • Upon completion of this lesson, you will be
types of corner treatments. able to:
• Identify the key elements and conditions
required to create closed and three-bend
corners. You will also learn how to round or
chamfer sharp corners.

• Become familiar with the corner relief options


available.

• Use the different types of corner treatments.


Closed Corner

• Use the Closed Corner command to close the corner where two flanges meet. During
flattening, the corner and relief geometry are made appropriate for a flat pattern.

• When you use the Closed Corner command, you can create:

• Mitered closed corners on bends that have unequal bend radii or bend angles.
Closed Corner

• Overlapping webs with mitered corners. This is applicable


for the Close and Relief type of Closed Corner feature.

• Corners between flanges that bend in opposite directions.

• Corners between a wide range of corner angles.


The example shows closed corners where all the corner
angles have different values.
Closed Corner

• Mitered closed corners with a smooth transition from the miter to


the cutout edges for the Circular Cutout, U Cutout, V Cutout, or
Rectangular Cutout type of corner treatment options.

• This smooth transition ensures that any jerks or jitters while


tracing the tool path are avoided.

• Reliefs without creating a corner.

• As a best practice, apply bend and corner relief elements before


you create a Closed Corner. This allows you to start with a clean
corner.
Closed Corner dialog box
Closed Corner

• Type Close and Relief Closes the corner so that the edges of the
flanges meet or have a narrow gap.

• Relief Trims the adjoining flanges according to the shape of the relief.

• Bends to Close Select Adjacent Bends lets you select the bends that
meet at the corner you want to close. The bends must share the same
edge, but can bend in opposite directions. The bends can have different
angles, or radii.
Treatment specifies the relief and its shape.

• Corner Properties These illustrations show corner relief with no offset


Closed Corner
Open Closed

Circular Cutout U Cutout

V Cutout Rectangular Cutout


Closed Corner
• Overlap Closed Brings the inside edges of the corner together.
Overlapping Extends one edge. You can specify the extent of overlap in the
Overlap Ratio box. The overlap ratio must be between the range
0<=1.

The following example shows an overlap ratio of 1 and a gap of


1 mm.

The order in which you pick the flanges controls their relative positions.
The second bend you pick will be the one on top.
Closed Corner

• Gap Specifies the amount of gap between the edges.


It is the distance between the intersection of inner flange faces and the
flange side face. The gap cannot be negative or greater than the
material thickness.

The figure shows a gap of 1 mm with no overlap.

The gap is the distance from the projected intersection of the


two flanges back to the original flange. In the following figure,
the distance of 0.05, not 0.07, would be entered to get the
displayed gap.
Closed Corner
• Miter Corner Available when Type is set to Close and Relief and Treatment is set to Closed,
Circular Cutout, U Cutout, V Cutout, or Rectangular Cutout.
Removes bumps or burrs in corners and creates a gap so that it is possible to create
the cut in the flat state of the solid.

• Blend Miter Available when Type is set to Close and Relief and Treatment is set to Circular
Cutout, U Cutout, V Cutout, or Rectangular Cutout.
Creates a smooth transition from the miter to the cutout edges for these types of
corner treatment options.This smooth transition ensures that any jerks or
jitters are avoided while tracing the tool path.
Closed Corner

• Overlap Ratio Appears when Overlap is set to Overlapping.


Specifies the amount of overlap, which must be greater than 0 and no more than 1.
Closed Corner

• Relief Properties Origin specifies the location of the relief's center


point.
Bend Center Locates the center point at the intersection of
the bisection of the corner angle between the
two bends and the centerline of the first bend
you picked.

Corner Point Locates the center point at the intersection of


the inner bend lines.
Closed Corner

• Diameter Specifies the diameter of the cutout.


The Legend illustrates how the diameter is measured for each relief type.

• Offset Specifies an offset from the origin of the cutout.


No offset Offset = 10 Offset = – 5

• Angle 1, Angle 2 Appears when Treatment is set to V Cutout.


Specifies the angles of the sides of the V measured from the bisection of the
corner angle between the two bends.
Closed Corner

• Length, Width Appears when Treatment is set to Rectangular Cutout.


Specifies the length and width of the sides of the rectangle.

• Legend Illustrates the relief shape and parameters for each type.
Three Bend Corner dialog box
Three Bend Corner dialog box
• Bends to Close Select Adjacent Bends lets you select the bend faces adjacent to the corner.

• Corner Properties Treatment specifies the way the corner is treated.

Open Closed Circular Cutout

• You can specify the diameter of the circular cutout in the Diameter box.
Three Bend Corner dialog box
• U Cutout
1 Origin
2 Diameter

• V Cutout

• You can specify the diameter and angles of the V cutout in the
Diameter, Angle 1, and Angle 2 boxes.
Summary: Sheet Metal corners

• Corner treatments help complete your design. In this lesson you:

• Identified the key elements and conditions required to create two


different types of sheet metal corners.

• Learned how to remove sharp corners from your part.

• Became familiar with the corner dialog boxes.

• Used different types of corner treatments.