BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake

  • 21 Oct 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
  • 4


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.
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If bending sheet metal is on your to-do list we have a few machines at MakerPlace that will help you get the job done. Option One: the hand brake allows you to bend 48 inch wide sheets up to 16 gauge thick. Option Two: the HYDRAULIC BRAKE!!! allows you to bend 8 ft sheets up to 1/8 inch thick!!! Not to mention we have a variety of dies to achieve the specific angle you’re looking for. 

Topics covered in this course include: general safety, material selection and set up, operations for various bend angles, how to set the back gauge for multiple consistent bends, and general metal working and bending practices. The first portion of this class is lecture based with instructor demonstration followed by a free period of hands on practice and Q&A. 

Equipment Rundown: 

  • Bends sheet metal up 8 ft long
  • Bends sheet metal up to 1/8” thick
  • Bends flat stock up to 1/4” thick
  • Not ideal for bending tubing or pipe

A $5 materials fee covers each student’s metal stock.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

**Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

1022 W. Morena Blvd. Ste. H  San Diego, Ca 92110
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