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Gagetable

Experimenter

how to complete the table properly?

what is the meaning of each field on the gagetable?

Re: Gagetable

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This is not defined in help. I remember finding the documentation somewhere. I think in the insight help

*100 starts the entry

*500 ends the entry

Gage is what displays when you select and display it

Thickness is the thickness of the material

Relief depth and width are the size of cutouts/reliefs when a bend starts interior to a tab or flange.

And the fun part, the angles and radius

Each angle can use a different K. K=0.33 good enough most of the time

Some use K=0.29 past 165 deg for hems.

Some use K=0.5 below a 5 deg bend.

I reduced mine to a single column and set all the radius to 0.33

Attached is what I'm using.

The inside radius in reality is a function of the machine and length of bend at a specific bending force. That you have to find for your machines for every length of bend and material, then decide how many entries you want in the table.

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