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Fundamentals of Press Brake Operations

Product code: FMAEFFPB

Title:  Fundamentals of Press Brakes

Instructor: Steve Benson

Format: E-learning

e-Fab:  Fundamentals of Press Brakes

On Demand, Anytime, Anyplace Online Learning

  • Use common industry terms correctly
  • Calculate your own bend deductions
  • Select the press brake, bending method, and tooling based on the materials you're forming and the part you're creating
  • Determine the correct v-die opening in order to achieve the correct inside radius and avoid part distortion
  • Maintain a safe working  environment

Master the fundamentals of sheet metal bending!

Take advantage of the traditional one-day program in this new format to get the training that you need when you need it!

About the Course

Whether you operate a press brake or design bent parts, you'll gain tips and tricks for getting it right the first time.  Through easy-to-understand exercises, instructor and course facilitator Steve Benson will take you through the calculations essential to producing quality parts.  You'll have the opportunity to view press brakes in operation, perform sample bend deductions, understand how to select the right tooling for a job, and much more.

Fundamentals of Brake Operations consists of six modules covering the topics of a basic introduction to sheet metal bending, press brakes and forming methods, bend functions, punches, dies and safety.  The content of each module is then delivered using a combination of audio instructions, diagrams, photographs, flash videos, simulations, case studies, interactive games, and review questions to address a variety of learning styles.

You'll explore:

  • Press brakes, their operations, and related terminology
  • Controls and programming
  • How different forming methods relate to bend types
  • The 20% rule of air forming
  • Proper use of hand tools
  • Safety

This course is designed for:

  • New and minimally skilled press brake operators
  • Engineers, designers, and programmers who need to know about press brakes

Anytime, anyplace online learning

e-Fab courses are online versions of FMA's popular seminars.  The e-Fab format combines the elements of traditional live seminars with the accessibility and flexibility of online learning.  Each course is available online 24/7, 365 days a year, enabling you to choose when and where you want to learn.  You can complete the course from your office, your home, or on-the-road.  You don't have to be away from the office or shop floor.  All you need is an internet connection.

Six months of unlimited access

Order now.  Within 3 business days of registering for the course you'll be emailed your log-on instructions, which will include a link to the course, user name, and password. Your registration gives you unlimited access to the course for six months. It's up to you to decide when you want to complete it: all in one sitting, or each lesson individually until the entire course has been completed.

About the Instructor

Steve Benson, President, of ASMA LLC has more than 30 years experience in the sheet metal industry.  He is a supplier of software, textbooks, and training for press brake operators and engineers.


This product is available for free to Advantage+Training members. Please enter and apply the coupon code at check out that you received upon joining.

List Price:$245.00
FMA-TPA Member Price:$195.00




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