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spiral data - sheet metal

foos

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Hey, this is my first post here, so excuse me if this topic has already come up... i didnt find anything in the archives.

So, i have a flat spiral that i am going to cut out of a sheet of 18ga Stainless and i need to know what is going to happen when i 'pull' the center down the axis.... essentially making a spiral layer cake. I know from experience this is going to stretch and twist, but i want to know how much. I tried using the sheet metal tool in SW09 but i had little success.

any help would be great, thanx. matt
 

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