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FastSHAPES Elbow Development software program

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Elbow Development Program

FastSHAPES® is the generic name for a suite of Plate & Sheet development software programs specifically designed for heavy fabrication where the main jointing technology is welding.

The ELBOW software module is for the development and layout of a multi-gored bend between two ducts in sheet and plate.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Fabricated metal shapes used in Bulk Materials Handling - chutes
Fluids Conveying - transitioning bends, vents.

downarrowTECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
ELBOW provides a multi-gored bend between two ducts.
Ducts have circular cross-sectional shape.
Duct size may vary between inlet and outlet.
From 2 to 10 gores permitted.
Bend angle from 1 degree to 180 degrees.
Collars optional, integral when possible (prismatic bend)
Bend radius on inside, outside or centreline of bend.
Up to 8 longitudinal seams per gore.
Uses Triangulation development method as standard.
Also 'AutoNest' & radial line development when possible.

downarrowDATA REQUIREMENTS
bullet pointInlet and Outlet internal diameters
bullet pointPlate thickness
bullet pointBend Angle
bullet pointBend Radius and location (inside/outside/centreline)
bullet pointNumber of Gores
bullet pointCollar lengths (optional)
bullet pointLongitudinal Seam Locations
bullet pointGreen, and seam offset dimensions.
bullet point'AutoNest' seam location data (optional)

downarrowOUTPUT
Patterns in any of the following forms ...
bullet pointFastCAM file
bullet pointDXF (2D) file
bullet pointCoordinate Table
bullet pointA 3D DXF file describing the complete structure.

downarrowPROGRAM REFERENCE
M3FS12 : ELBOW

downarrowOTHER REFERENCES
M3FS9 : OBCONE (Oblique Cone = Circular Transitions )
M3FS11 : BEND (Rectircular cross-section bends)
M3FS13 : LOBSTER (Constant circular cross-section bends)
M3FS21 : PENSTOCK (General right-circular-conical bends)


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