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Designing Sheet Metal Notches, Tabs, and Slots

Posted On September 13, 2022 By Protolabs
Notches and tabs are two sheet metal design strategies that can help you in more ways than you might initially think. Designing them properly is key.
Chamfers and Radii on Sheet Metal Parts

Cutting Corners on Sheet Metal Parts: Chamfers & Radii

Posted On January 13, 2022 By Protolabs
Cutting corners isn’t always a bad thing when it comes to sheet metal parts. Design elements that round or bevel corners, such as chamfers and radii, not only add aesthetic value, but also provide improved safety for end users.