How to create Hem in Sheet metal | Autodesk

How to create hem in Sheet metal | Autodesk
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How to create Hem in Sheet metal | Autodesk

Introduction

In this Tech Tip we will explain about Creation of Hem in sheet metal in Autodesk Inventor. To create a hem in sheet metal using Autodesk software. In Autodesk Inventor, creating a hem in sheet metal involves defining material thickness, sketching the hem profile, and using specialized tools to fold and reinforce edges for enhanced structural integrity.

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Please follow below steps to achieve the required result.

Step 1:

Creating a Hem in Sheet Metal

 

 

Open Create-Hems.ipt from the location of your project files.

Step 2:

To create a single hem,

To create a single hem, 

click Sheet Metal tab > Create panel > Hem

Step 3:

Shape, select edge, type, for hem sheet

 

In the Hem dialog box:

 

  • For Shape, Select Edge, select the right inside edge of the part in the Graphics Screen
  • For Type, select Single.
  • For the Gap Thickness*0.40.
  • For Length Thickness*5.0
Create the hem and leave the dialog box open.

 

 

Click Apply to create the hem and leave the dialog box open.

Step 4:

Create a similar hem on the left inside edge.

 

 

Repeat step 3 to create a similar hem on the left inside edge of the part.

Step 5:

Create a rolled hem with a width extents

To create a rolled hem with a width extents, in the Hem dialog box,:

 

  • For Type select Rolled.
  • For Shape, Select Edge, select the bottom outside edge of the part in the Graphics Screen.
  • For Shape, Edge, select Flip Direction
  • For the Angle, type in 130.
Creating a Hem in Sheet Metal

 

 

Click OK to close the dialog box.

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