Bend Design using Sheet Lightning v5
Sheet Lightning v5 is a CAD system for sheet metal design and unfolding. It can be used to design many different types of design including a bend - which can be either a simple 2 piece bend, a swept bend (i.e.
lobster back bend, or segmented bend) or a more complex 3D bend such as a spiral chute of a feeder with any number of takeoffs:
Fig: Swept Bend using Parametric Design
Fig: Double 3D Bend
Fig: Double Bend Patternwork