PURPOSE

Introduction to designing correct flat blank layout from formed part to ensure successful subsequent processing.

BASICS

Summary

Various methods of calculating flat blank layout

Keep in mind different factors:
• Type of bending (air bending, bottoming, coining)
• Type of bend (sharp, radius, or profound radius bends)
• Type of material (alloy, hardness, grain direction)
• Tooling you are using

Even if you are using software, still have to understand the basics