1:48 Corrugated Sheet Die – Ver3

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Corrugated Sheet Metal: The corrugations are described in terms of pitch (the distance between two crests) and depth (the height from the top of a crest to the bottom of a trough). Pitches have ranged from 25 mm (1 inch) to 125 mm (5 inches). It was once common for CGI used for vertical walls to have a shorter pitch and depth than roofing CGI. This shorter pitched material was sometimes called “rippled” instead of “corrugated”. However nowadays, nearly all CGI produced has the same pitch of 3 inches (76 mm).
This is Ver 3 of my corrugated dies. My earlier versions had a corrugatiion profile that matched the real thing .. and it didn’t work. The aluminum foil springs back about 1/2 way leaving sheets with low corrugated profiles. I doubled the vertical size of the corrugations for this version. That *should* allow proper forming of the aluminum foil.

I removed 0.03mm along the perimeter of one die .. standard foil is 0.016mm thick and heavy duty 0.024mm thick.

Note: These dies are small enough it is difficult to hold them while pressing the foil (you need three hands). This is my solution.

Note: Please read the Safe Harbor Statement below. This is an ‘experiment’ in a way .. it should work .. it may not. Hopefully it will be fine.

Safe Harbor Statement: I have placed these parts in BETA. The HO version has been tested and given a thumbs up by Ken “Module Man” Anderson of The Sipping and Switching Society of North Carolina. A BETA is not just about printing success but about the design also. This means that during the BETA phase by ordering these parts you are essentially a BETA tester and are working with me to improve the product.

— Never Printed —


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