Looking for the Sheet Metal Design Guide PDF? Get It Here.
We received a question from Philip Gibbons– “I’ve been receiving requests for step-bent parts. Normally, that’s ok, but this one is a half-tear drop ….Show More
Using standard tooling saves both time and money when compared to having a custom tool built for your sheet metal parts. To help engineers get their parts faster and….Show More
Last week we reviewed forming Closed Hems. This week we are posting a short video that highlights designing for an Open….Show More
Do you have questions about Closed Hem designs? Closed Hems are often used to conceal rough edges, reinforce edges and for aesthetics. This short video highlights designing a Closed Hem for manufacturing….Show More
Why is designing parts for manufacturing important? It will save you both time and money! Before a part hits the floor it must be programmed, and I often see features added to the CAD design without the understanding of how the feature will be impact…Show More
How do you know which material to use? We often receive quotes requesting sheet metal parts be manufactured using Aluminum 6061-T6. This material is ideal for machined parts, but when manufacturing sheet metal prototypes RAPID recommends 5052-H32.
Greetings everyone! Here is a throwback video on some Sheet Metal Forming Basics , understanding the fundamentals of forming will help sheet metal part designers design parts that can be easily manufactured, reducing both cost and lead time…Show More