Precision Metalforming Association Adds New Press Brake Operation Courses to METALFORM EDU Training Platform

Courses Aimed at Training a Skilled Workforce and Building the Industry’s Talent Pipeline

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced today the addition of new 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 is excited to roll out the new press brake courses for the metalforming industry,” said Connie King, workforce development director. “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.”

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