Oroox automated calculations for sheet metal parts is using a detection software module with built-in functionality for sheet metal design and manufacturing. Here are the steps involved in the automated calculation process for sheet metal parts:
1. Design Input
The initial step is to provide the necessary design input, which typically includes defining the part geometry, material specifications, thickness, and any specific manufacturing constraints or requirements.
The software uses algorithms to automatically calculate the flat pattern of the sheet metal part based on the given geometry and material properties. This process accounts for the bending allowances, bend radii, and other factors that affect the final flat pattern.
3. Bend Allowance Calculation
The software calculates the bend allowance, which is the amount of material that gets consumed during the bending process. The bend allowance takes into account factors such as material properties, thickness, bend angle, bend radius, and the specific bending method (air bending, bottoming, coining, etc.).
4. Bend Deduction or Bend Compensation
Depending on the manufacturing process and desired accuracy, the software may calculate either the bend deduction or bend compensation. Bend deduction is used in air bending, while bend compensation is employed in bottoming and coining methods. These calculations ensure the final formed part matches the desired dimensions and tolerances.
5. Nesting and Material Optimization
In cases where multiple sheet metal parts are being manufactured from a single sheet, the software can automatically optimize the nesting arrangement to minimize material waste. This helps reduce costs and maximize material utilization.
6. Rule-based calculation
Refers to a methodology or approach where calculations and decisions are made based on client predefined rules or criteria. Oroox applies client specific a set of rules or guidelines to determine various price parameters and calculate the price.