Living in the Skies
Say, we need to bend 6061-T6 0.032 sheet to shape to form a nose skin for a small horizontal stab or whatever else. And we'd like to make this shape close enough to some certain airfoil. And we don't plan using ribs except of tip and root ones. The plan is to slightly stamp this skin around something so it becomes bent closer to an airfoil shape. To make it easier it would be good to temporary soften the sheet. I know that this can be done for 2024 alu (heating it to certain temperature so it becomes soft for couple hours and can be easily bent), but is there similar practical procedure for a 6061-T6? Hope I managed to explain what I'm looking for (big grin).