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Expanded Metal

erikleonard
Newbie

Expanded Metal

Help please. Does anyone have/know where I can get a model of expanded
metal? Any information would be greatly appeciated.



Thanks,



Erik Leonard

Product Design Engineer

Bush Hog, LLC

www.bushhog.com

erik.leonard@bushhog.com

Phone: 423 788 7194

Fax: 423 788 7101




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RE: Expanded Metal

It's easy to make one...

Just start with a sheet of metal and pattern some cuts. If you have a large number of openings, your regen performance will be poor, so I would stop using patterned cuts and switch to either of these methods:

1) a patterned datum curve (just cosmetic, so you could adjust your material density accordingly)
2) create a surface instead of a cut, then transform it, then pattern it, then merge them, then create a cut using that surface.
3) Create a thin flat surface representing one 'cell', then pattern it, then merge them, then create a thin feature from that surface

Method #3 might be the best in this case.

Here's a good tutorial on the surface methods (2 & 3):
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