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eBook: Sheet Metal Cutting Design Guide

With all of today’s innovative sheet cutting capabilities, it’s important to understand the strengths and trade-offs of this process. Download our guide for sheet metal manufacturability recommendations to optimize your designs and lower your costs.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    • What is Sheet Cutting?
    • Sheet Cutting Methods
  2. Preparing a File for Sheet Cutting
    • Raster vs. Vector
    • File Optimisation and Guidelines
  3. Design Guidelines For Cut Features
    • General Tolerances
    • Kerf
    • Distance Between Features
    • Minimum Detail Sizes
    • Notches and Slots
    • Assembly Features
    • Designing Text For Cutting
    • Text and Graphics For Engraving
    • Standard Sheet Thickness
  4. Materials and Post-Processing
    • Standard Materials
    • Finishes
    • Inserts
    • Part Marking
  5. Quick Reference Sheets

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