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||NUMISHEET 2022: The 12th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes
||Automatic Extraction and Conversion of the Bending Line from Parametric and Discrete Data for the Free-form Bending Process
||Lorenzo Scandola, Daniel Maier, Matthias Konrad Werner, Christoph Hartmann, Wolfram Volk
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The free-form bending process is particularly suited for small-batch components of arbitrary three-dimensional shape. Nevertheless, the target geometry is usually input as a discrete set of bending instructions. The derivation of every bending operation from the CAD file is a complex task and can result in a cumbersome decomposition process. On the other hand, a list of sequential bending operations only contains information for each individual bent. In this contribution, an automated tool for turning parametric CAD data into bending instructions and vice-versa is proposed. Regardless of the input type, the target bending line is computed as a NURBS curve, which can in turn be exported as a CAD file or bending table. The tool is validated by two case-studies processing respectively a discrete and parametric description. Finally, the outcome of the presented strategy is demonstrated performing a surface-to-surface comparison between the target CAD component and the obtained bent part.
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