Faq Tag: bend tool

Should I use the Flange or Bend tool in Fusion?

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

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How to use the Bend tool in Fusion 360?

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

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
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 materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″