Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Sponsor: Proto Labs
Duration: 60 Minutes
Before diving into the details of sheet metal fabrication, it’s important to recognize a basic fact of all sheet metal parts: they start out flat. Processing that material from flat is done with bending not adding or removing material. And no matter how complex final shapes may be, there are conventions that must be followed to facilitate forming.
In this presentation, we’ll explore how to improve design for sheet metal components with features such as:
- Bending and reliefs
- Holes and slots
- Tabs and notches
Rapid, a Protolabs Company
James Annis is a senior estimator for Rapid’s sheet metal services. Annis serves as a technical resource for customers in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace. He also aids the operations team with data collection and analysis. In addition to his duties as an estimator, Annis is an active member in the Solidworks community and participates in Solidworks User Groups nationwide.