Press Basics

Provided by: ToolingU

This class introduces common stamping presses, as well as their main components and functions.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe a press
  • Describe stamping
  • Identify major press components
  • Describe the die set
  • Identify the gap-frame press
  • Identify the straight-side press
  • Describe the mechanical press
  • Describe the hydraulic press
  • Define capacity
  • Relate press style to possible capacity
  • Describe the importance of shear forces
  • Identify the press brake
  • Identify the turret press
  • Identify the arch press
  • Identify the horn press.

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


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations team, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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