Haven't been on much lately, mainly due to work and a few old and new projects that I'm trying to manage on a budget(not because I can't afford it, but because it's a challenge...you get me )
So today I would like break the routine and finally sit down and ask for your help (some of you still believe the myth that I'm a crossbow guru )
So I was working on this one bracket design and in CAD everything folds perfectly, however approaching the actual sheet metal business turned out to be a bit problematic.
The material is 16ga steel (is that still considered sheet or plate? ) that will be polished and case hardened once bending is complete. Before I continue, this is what I have in mind.
The quirky part is the bend on the inside of the bracket...if you guys have any advice on the issue and specifics of bend allowance(compensation?) for 16ga range metal...I would greatly appreciate your input.
PS: I hope this topic doesn't stop on this one question's resolution and we can discuss sheet metal further as I believe it has great potential in crossbow building that not many people realize.