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Fundamentals of Press Brake Forming


This class is designed to provide classroom and hands-on instruction. Objectives are as follows:

  • Press Brake Forming Terminology
  • Use of Fundamental Forming and Die Theory
  • Selection and Use of Dies
  • Correct Installation of Dies


  • Safety
  • Dictionary of Terms Used in Metal forming
  • Types of Bends and Tonnage Required
  • What Accuracy Can Be Expected
  • How to Calculate Force/Tonnage Required to Form Material
  • Calculating Bending Loads
  • Cross Reference Material to Mild Steel for Calculating Bending Loads
  • Blank Development Methods
  • Press Brake Gaging
  • Punching Guide Lines
  • Review Press Brake Controls


2 Days