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Tabs for retaining lasercut workpiece

Tabs for retaining lasercut workpiece

Tabs for retaining lasercut workpiece


I'm looking for information about general design rules/guides for lasercutting, more specifically design of "retaining tabs" (not sure what the proper term is). I need to cut multiple identical parts in a single row and subsequently cold-roll the entire steel plate to create a tube from which i can cut the now cylindrical parts.
So I need to know how to design tabs.

The plate to be cut will be a 1500 x 3000 x 10 mm stainless steel sheet AISI304.

I have attached a sketch to help explain.

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