PMA's new Press Brake Operation module contains 12 courses. PHOTO courtesy Amada.
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is adding courses to its online training platform, METALFORM EDU, designed to train press brake operators in the metalforming industry.
Subject matter experts partnered with PMA to review its original press brake training materials that were developed in 1989 and to update the content to reflect today’s modern practices. The newly created METALFORM EDU Press Brake Operation module contains 12 courses, with topics covering tooling, axes, gaging, safeguarding, proper operation, indicators of improper operation, measuring devices and more.
PMA and our educational foundation’s investment in developing new training modules for METALFORM EDU reinforces our commitment to helping our members and industry train a high-caliber workforce. We look forward to continuing to expand the METALFORM EDU library with additional modules for key industry jobs and skill sets,” said Connie King, workforce development director. “
Industry-specific courses on the topics of die protection – sensors and advanced press operations are in the development stages and will be introduced later this year.
Learn more about METALFORM EDU on the PMA website or by contacting the METALFORM EDU team at 216-901-8800 or [email protected].
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the trade association representing the $137 billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its more than 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.
METALFORM EDU was developed in 2018, with majority funding provided by the PMA Educational Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the supply of skilled workers by supporting and developing training and education programs that meet the metalforming industry’s needs.