The Basic Processes For Sheet Metal Fabrication - Metal Forming (4)
- Jun 16, 2018 -

The Basic Processes For Sheet Metal Fabrication - Metal Forming (4)


5. Metal Forming

5.1 Metal Forming - Strengthening Ribs

Pressing strengthening ribs on  metal parts will help to increase structural rigidity, reinforcement structure. See Table 6 for size selection.


Table 6 Structure of reinforcement rib and its size selection

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5.2 Metal Forming- Convex Hull Pressing

Limiting dimension for spacing and edge distance of between convex hulls

Check following table for limiting dimension.

Table 7 Limiting dimension for spacing and edge distance of between convex hulls

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5.3 Metal Forming - Louvers

Louvers are usually used for ventilation and heat dissipation on various housings or chassis.The forming method is to cut the material through one edge of the punch, while the rest part of the punch will stretch and deform the material at the same time.

The typical structure of the louver is shown in Figure 6.3.1.

 Figure 6.3.1 the structure of the louvers

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Requirement for size of louvers: a≥4t;b≥6t;h≤5t;L≥24t;r≥0.5t。


5.4 Metal Forming: Hole flanging

There are many types of hole flanging. This specification focuses only on the inner hole flanging for processing threads, as shown in figure 6.4.1.

Fig. 6.4.1 sketch of inner hole flanging structure with threaded hole

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Table 8 dimension parameters of inner flanging with threaded holes


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