Operating the Press Brake

Provided by: ToolingU

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.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the duties of the press brake operator
  • Describe the basic controls and components of the press brake
  • Describe the control panel and operating station
  • Identify controls for cycling the press brake
  • Describe the preparation process for operating the press brake
  • Describe how to start the press brake once preparation is completed
  • Describe the bending concerns of the operator
  • Describe the general operation of the CNC press brake
  • Describe the safety concerns of running a press brake
  • Describe the various safety controls on the press brake
  • Describe the importance of maintaining product quality.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for tool and die makers and designers, die engineers, sheet metal product designers, sheet metal product release engineers, operators, managers, purchasing, stamping manufacturers, plant managers, and anyone who is a practitioner of formability measurements for formability improvement.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Press Brake Operating, Press Brake Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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