Press Brake

Numerous products are made by fabricating sheet metal parts with a series of bends. The press brake is the most common machine tool used to bend sheet metal. Press brakes applying significant force via mechanical and/or hydraulic components that shape the sheet metal between a matching punch and die that close together. Most press brake operations are done manually, which requires proper skill and safety considerations.

These classes address the basic principles necessary for safe operation of the press brake. The class content first addresses the major components of the press brake and its most common machine tool designs, as well as surveying the most common types of bends performed on the press brake. Intermediate-level classes focus on the proper methods for performing quality, defect-free bends, and also cover the specifications and ratings used to measure the capacity of a press brake.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 6 of 6
Press Brake Safety 100

This class provides an overview of safety procedures for the press brake, including a description of how to adjust pullback cables.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Press Brake
Press Brake Components 110

This class identifies the major components of the press brake and describes the most common press brake designs. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Press Brake
Bending Fundamentals 120

This class describes key factors that affect a bending operation on the press brake and also surveys the common types of forming and bending operations. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Press Brake
Die Bending Operations 130

This class describes the different types of bends that can be formed on the press brake.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Beginner 1.0 Press Brake
Operating the Press Brake 200

This class describes how to operate a press brake and also covers the different modes of operation and controls used when operating a press brake.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Intermediate 1.0 Press Brake
Press Brake Specifications 220

This class identifies common specifications of press brakes and describes the various features and options available for common machines. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Stamping / Forming / Fabricating Online Intermediate 1.0 Press Brake
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguageRelated Classes
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410100 Press Brake Safety 100 This class provides an overview of safety procedures for the press brake, including a description of how to adjust pullback cables.Beginner1.0English
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410110 Press Brake Components 110 This class identifies the major components of the press brake and describes the most common press brake designs. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410120 Bending Fundamentals 120 This class describes key factors that affect a bending operation on the press brake and also surveys the common types of forming and bending operations. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410130 Die Bending Operations 130 This class describes the different types of bends that can be formed on the press brake.Beginner1.0English
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410200 Operating the Press Brake 200 This class describes how to operate a press brake and also covers the different modes of operation and controls used when operating a press brake.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineStamping / Forming / Fabricating410Press Brake410220 Press Brake Specifications 220 This class identifies common specifications of press brakes and describes the various features and options available for common machines. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English