Press Brake Specifications

Provided by: ToolingU

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

Course Objectives:

  • Distinguish between press brake specifications and options
  • Distinguish between types of press brakes
  • Describe press brake controls
  • Define tonnage
  • Define horsepower
  • Distinguish between upstroking and downstroking
  • Define specifications related to ram motion
  • Define specifications related to physical dimensions
  • Define specifications related to interior dimensions
  • Distinguish between accuracy and repeatability
  • Define specifications related to ram speed
  • Distinguish between specifications related to power requirements
  • Describe optional safety measures for press brakes
  • Describe common options for press brakes.

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 Brakes, Press Break Safety, Machine Understanding

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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