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FastSHAPES Oblique Cone program

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Oblique Cone Development Software 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 OBCONE software module is for the development of Oblique Cones (eccentric/oblique cone/taper/reducer/transition - a cone with an apex that is not aligned above the center of the base) in Sheet and Plate.

downarrowTYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Oblique cones are more commonly found as parts of more complex structure structures, e.g. in rectangular to round transformers, and similar structures. They may comprise the corner elements of more complex chutework, and especially as liners. Also occur as pipe or circular duct transition elements.

downarrowTECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Uses triangulation development.
Up to 8 longitudinal seams permitted.
Parallel inlet and outlet planes.
Axial offsets permitted.

downarrowDATA REQUIREMENTS
bullet pointInternal diameters at top and bottom
bullet pointHeight
bullet pointPlate thickness
bullet pointLateral offsets of top relative to bottom
bullet pointLongitudinal seam locations
bullet pointGreen, applied to longitudinal seam edges for pressing.
bullet pointNumber of Strakes in body.

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
M3FS9 : OBCONE

downarrowOTHER REFERENCES
M3FS5 : CONE (Right circular cones)
M3FS15 : CBRANCH (Conical branched structures)



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