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Saddle panels

A saddle panel (typical side stretch panel) is a common panel in shipbuilding.
To create a saddle panel;

  1. use the bending tools for producing a cylindrical panel
  2. change to rolling tools and stretch/elongate both longitudinal sides of the panel until the panels matches with the templates.

A saddle panel is characterized by having longer, elongated sides, hence it is classified as “side stretch panel.”

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