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How To Make A Flat Pattern For A Cone

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#1 Tony Mertens

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

Does anybody have a formula for laying out a flat pattern for a sheet metal cone? I need one 5" dia. at the top, 1-1/2" at the bottom and 6" tall. I think. That's why I'm looking for a formula. I found one on sheetmetalworld.com but it doesn't work and I think there is missing information. My buddy woodtick drew one up for me with Google Sketch-up, but now I'm curious about the formula.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

if it is a transition cone you are looking for check this out cone program It works only with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

or here

or this one

You do the math!
If these don't help, I can see what in the sheet metal pattern books in the shop in the AM
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#3 Rich Waugh

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:27 AM

This is as straightforward a method as I've seen for generating the pattern for a frustum of a cone: Frustum of Cone

This is the method I use and it works for me.
The older I get, the better I used to be.


#4 Kevin Caron

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

Math on a Monday makes my head hurt.

and yes, I know a head that looks like this is supposed to hurt!!

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