Introduction: Candle Holder

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Sheet metal Candle Holder

inox 430

thickness 2mm

width 80mm x length 80 mm x height 40 mm

Step 1: 3D Modeling and Flat Pattern

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First we do 3D modeling using CAD software. We add features in the modeling like holes and openings.

Next step is the flat pattern of the modeling. We export the flat pattern drawing in dxf format using it for the next step.

Step 2: CNC Programming and Sheet Metal Punching Using CNC Machines

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Step 3: Sheet Metal Folding

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Step 4: Final Product

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amakris (author)2014-08-26

The process is simply.

3D modeling through CAD software like Autodesk Inventor --> Generate the flat pattern of the 3D model into a 2D boundary area --> Import the dxf file of the flat pattern into a CAM software--> Generate the Gcode programm for the CNC punching machine--> Make the plan of the manufacturing process --> Manufacturing through CNC punching machine--> Create the box through bending machines

seamster (author)2014-08-26

These are cool!

I'd love to know a little more about how they were made. Nice looking candle holders, though!

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Bio: I am Industrial Designer, CAD/CAM Engineer and Educator in Technical University in Greece. I love innovating design. I am passionate with Autodesk software (AutoCAD ... More »
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