Determining Punch & Dies for Press Brake Forming
By Dave Hoffman
Introduction to selecting the proper punch and die for air bending or bottoming when forming on a press brake. Includes charts and methods for selection.
Calculating Lengths for Tube Bending
The learner reads an explanation of how to determine lengths for tubing and pipe bending and then performs calculations in an interactive exercise. Two methods for determining angle bends are shown. A calculator is required.
Calculating Bend Allowance for Press Brake Forming
Introduces two methods of determining bend allowance; one is simple and is an approximate, the other is more precise. Interactive part has learner calculate bend allowance and blank size.
Calculating Blank Size for Rolled Sheet Metal (Screencast)
In this interactive object, students read how to calculate the blank size for cylinders in a three-roll pinch roller. A calculator is required for the brief quiz that completes the activity.
Calculating Blank Size for Rolled Sheet Metal
Calculating Cutting Speeds for Twist Drills
Students view the formula for determining twist drill speeds in metal. Exercises complete the activity.
Safety - Hydraulic Metal Shears
The learner reads about safety considerations for operating a hydraulic metal shear. Text, graphics and a brief assessment are included.
Marvel Saw: Interactive Programming - Manual Mode
In this simulation, learners follow a series of steps to operate the Marvel Saw PCII in the manual mode. This activity includes a video clip.
Marvel Saw: Interactive Programming - CNC
In this simulation, learners follow 10 steps to program a job to saw metal. This activity includes a video clip.
Hydraulic Shear - Part Identification
The student is shown and then identifies the parts of a hydraulic shear.
Marvel Saw: Clearing Out a Job
In this simulation, learners follow steps to clear out a job that had been previously created.
Top Bender - Operator's Control Panel
Learners are asked to program the Top Bender following the same steps they would if working on the actual control panel.
Saw Part Identification
Learners examine a photo of a Marvel Vertical Band Saw and then identify the parts in a drag and drop exercise.
Press Brake - Loading Punches and Dies
The student reads about the procedures for loading punches and turning a die block in an up-acting hydraulic press brake. The safe handling of press brake tooling is also illustrated.
Safety - Tubing Bender
In this learning activity you'll review safety considerations for using a tubing/pipe bender.
Eagle Power Roller - Operator's Control Panel
In this learning activity you'll discover how the Eagle Power Roller control panel operates.
Press Brake - Hydraulic
Identifies the parts of the hydraulic press brake featuring the Adira up-acting press brake. Interactive section asks to identify parts after first learning them.
Programming Hurco Controller – CNC
In this learning activity you'll practice operating the Hurco Controller in the CNC mode.
Calculating Force for Punching
Users calculate the tonnage required to punch holes in a specific base metal. The formula to be used is provided along with the tensile strength for various metals. A calculator is required.
Safety - Power Pinch Roller
In this learning activity you'll review the safety considerations for persons using the power pinch roller and take a short quiz.
Power Roller - Part Identification
In this learning activity you'll review the parts of a three-roll power roller and practice identifying them.
Shear - Hydraulic - Adira - Setting Back Gauge
Step-by-step of setting the back gauge with an Adira Hydraulic Shear.
Safety - Hydraulic Iron Worker
In this learning activity you'll review safety considerations for persons using a hydraulic iron worker and takes a short quiz.
Safety - Hydraulic Press Brakes
In this learning activity you'll review safety considerations for using hydraulic press brakes.
Pipe/Tubing Bender - Parts Identification
The student reads about the parts of a pipe/tubing bender and later identifies them in an interactive review.