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How to construct a tin slide.

hobie_smithhobie_smith Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
edited March 2022 in Community Support
how do I create a sheet metal part like in the picture.
In the picture you can see a children's slide.
I would like to create a goods slide from sheet metal.
The slide with a height difference of 250mm and rotated 90 degrees.
The sides are welded to it.

How do I construct this in sheet metal?


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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,365 PRO
    Do you mean bent sheet metal, or formed (stamped? rolled?) sheet metal? When you say the sides are welded - where exactly are the part breaks?
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    dirk_van_der_vaartdirk_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 541 ✭✭✭
    To me this look's like something you want to 3D print, maybe in sections.
    Or Vacuumforming is also possible
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    MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 2,034 EDU
    @john_mcclary is the expert on that I think :)
    mb - draftsman - also FS author: View FeatureScripts
    IR for AS/NZS 1100
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,898 PRO
    You can't twist  sheet metal parts in Onshape, so you will need to use something like 'exact flat' to get a formed sheetmetal flat pattern. 

    Or you can create many bends. Like a staircase. 
    Unfortunately, I can't show you how to model it efficiently since our spiral chute's 3d model is what my boss is most protective of, since many hours have been spent refining the model to a speed and accuracy that gives us a competitive advantage when quoting/desiging/building custom geometry in seconds rather than weeks. (Onshape rocks) 
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