Please ensure your STEP file contains a single, solid sheet metal body. We cannot accept multiple bodies stitched together / assemblies, or bodies with non-uniform thicknesses. Parts with bending services must have sheet metal rules set up using SendCutSend’s specifications.
Can’t add a service like bending/forming, countersinking, tapping, hardware insertion, deburring, anodizing, plating, or powder coating to your part after uploading your file to our website and selecting a material? There are a number of reasons why this might be the case! General Service Considerations The overall flat part size is too large or
We’re unable to send you the scraps or dropout pieces, also known as negative geometry, from parts you order. This is because all material is used during our production process in order to offer the best possible pricing and reduce waste. Additionally, we do not allow common-line nesting. Common-line nesting is the process of
You can confirm available tap sizes for all our materials in a few ways. Here’s how! 1. Thread / Tap Size Chart Our design guidelines include a thread/hole chart showing all of our available sizes and the hole diameter required for each. Click here to get right to it! 2. Processing Minimum / Maximum
At SendCutSend we don’t need technical drawings with callouts thanks to our transparent guidelines and intuitive part configuration. Service definitions applied while building a cart remove the need for traditional CAD drawings. If you attach files to line items before checkout, we will not use them to evaluate your design for manufacturability.
There are a few reasons why your part file may not be uploading successfully to SendCutSend’s website. 1. File Type Your file is not a two dimensional DXF, DWG, EPS, or AI (Adobe Illustrator) format vector file, or a 3D STEP or STP format file. Learn more about the file types we can accept
If you need to set up your file for laser etching, we’re happy to help! Please note: we don’t offer cosmetic etching or engraving. At this time we can only provide a faint single-line etch that is best for simple markings like part numbers and crosshairs. Take a look at the example below. We
Need to know how to join lines on a common axis to create one bend in Fusion? Autodesk’s support forum has excellent guidance here: How to join sketch lines to single line in Fusion 360 To join collinear sketch lines in Fusion, from the Sketch tab you click MODIFY and choose Extend. This will
There are a couple ways to convert a sketch to sheet metal in Fusion 360. The most common methods are the Flange tool and Extrude, then Convert Body to Sheet Metal. Learn how to use them! If you start your design by drawing a solid rather than a sketch, then the shape will already
When you’re working on a bent design in Fusion 360, it seems there wouldn’t be a difference between the Flange and Bend sheet metal tools. Believe it or not, there is a significant difference between the two! The tool of choice depends on your preferred workflow and design goals. Please note, both tools require
Using the Flange tool to create bends in Fusion 360 is a great way to ensure your bent parts have the formed dimensions you need. Once your sheet metal rules are set up you shouldn’t have to worry about the math! Just let Fusion calculate for you. Using the Flange tool to add flanges
Using the Bend tool to add bends in Fusion 360 allows you to see how your bent part will look in 3D and check the formed dimensions. Here’s how! Using the Bend tool to add a bend 1. Create a sheet metal rule if needed If you haven’t already, create a sheet metal rule
When planning a bent part in Fusion 360, the first thing to do is create a sheet metal rule for your material of choice if you have not done so already. What are sheet metal rules? In 3D programs, sheet metal rules will include the information needed for the program to automatically calculate the
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|Thread Size||4-40 x .250″|
|Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000)||.168″|
|Minimum sheet thickness||0.040″|
|Maximum sheet thickness||.125″|
|Minimum distance hole C/L to edge||0.230″|
|When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole.||.314″|
|Recommended panel material||Steel/Aluminum|
|Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)||0.040″-0.125″|
|Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)||0.048″-0.119″|