My latest EV project

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Joined: 12/08/2016
Location: Australia
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Posted: 10:51pm 03 Nov 2021      

The other challenge I am facing in the bonnet area is allowance for the impact of bead rolling. I plan to use the bead roller for both the inner panels and the bonnet itself. For the inner panels I need to create some steps for the bonnet recess. For the bonnet it will have a frame around the outside to provide some strength. The frame will have a bead rolled in around the perimeter to stiffen the structure. The challenge comes from the bead roller altering the contour of the panel. There won't be much ability to bend it back after the process. So I need to add additional shape before I bead roll. Then the bead roll will bring it back to where it needs to be. I will need to do a test run to understand how much allowance is required.

My head is spinning.