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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    Guide Content

    • Introduction
      • What is Sheet Cutting?
      • Sheet Cutting Methods
    • Preparing a File for Sheet Cutting
      • Raster vs. Vector
      • File Optimisation and Guidelines
    • Design Guidelines
      • 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
    • Materials and Post-Processing
      • Standard Materials
      • Finishes
      • Inserts
      • Part Marking
    • Quick Reference Sheets
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