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Sheet Metal - Score Bend Line

mitch_watersmitch_waters Member Posts: 2
Started working with the sheet metal tool in Onshape and found it pretty amazing. I have used Perforate sheet metal bend (smPerforateBend) which works very well. I am trying to find something similar that will preform a score line down the bend. The idea is to create an aluminium box with score lines on the bends, cut out shape on a CNC, cut score line with CNC and fold. My thought is a score line at half the material thickness will tighten the radious of the bend and allow these to be done by hand.

Anyone have any throughts or scripts?

Cheers
Mitch

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    don_bdon_b Member Posts: 108 ✭✭
    if strength is an issue scribe of a bend line should not be done.....I plot my flat patterns and glue (rubber cement) to have easy less error prone parts.
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    don_bdon_b Member Posts: 108 ✭✭
    if you are using a CNC mill could program the bend line as shown in the flat pattern and use a small stone or end mill with say .005 depth of cut.
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