Sheet Metal Design
Sheet Metal Fabrication is the process of forming parts from a metal sheet by punching, cutting, stamping, and bending. Sheet metal parts are known for their durability, which makes them great for end use applications
Sheetmetal design forms part of the services offered at Intratech. We have engineers who are equipped with both the resources and the knowledge to meet the clients’ requirements.
We make use of CATIA V5 and 3DExperience to generate Sheetmetal component, including drawings
The Generative Sheetmetal Design workbench in CATIA V5 provides an associative feature-based modelling, making it possible to design sheet metal parts in concurrent engineering between the unfolded or folded part representation.
Generative Sheetmetal Design offers the following main functions:
- Associative and dedicated sheet metal feature-based modelling
- Concurrent engineering between the unfolded or folded part representation
- Access to company-defined standards tables
- Dedicated drawing capability including unfolded view and specific settings.
The files are then saved in a number of formats, which include .CATPart, IGES, STEP, CGR, 3DXML, DWG, DXF, etc.
CATIA has the ability to import dumb solids and convert them into Sheetmetal parts (whether or not they were created as a sheet metal part using a different software), which allows you to Fold/Unfold the part or add new features to it.
These 3D CAD files can then be converted into machine code, which controls a machine to precisely cut and form the sheets into the final part.
We have adopted a Design for Manufacturability (DFM) strategy of which we consider important manufacturability factors (such as the location and size of holes, the K-factor, the bend radius and bend reliefs, etc.) while developing sheet-metal designs. This ensures that we develop designs that are easier to manufacture, which reduces the possibility of errors.
Kindly contact us at Intratech to enquire more about our Sheet Metal Design and Modelling services. Our engineers will contact you shortly after to arrange for a design meeting.