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Press Brake Operation & Safety Seminar

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Cleveland, OH & Virtual

Attendees will learn the fundamental principles of how press brakes function and how to operate them safely.

Topics covered:

  • Press Brake Construction and Function
  • Press Brake Tooling
  • Tool (Die) Changeover
  • Materials
  • Routing
  • Controls and Simulation
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Press Brake Safety
  • Accessories

View seminar flyer.


7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Presentations
12:00 p.m.  Lunch  
12:45 p.m.  Presentations
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn


Dean Phillips, President, Longevity Industries, and Innovation Strategist/Sales Engineer, Link Systems
Dean has been an active member of the forming and fabricating community for the past 32 years. He held various roles with Niagara (later Clearing Niagara Bliss, CNB), including service tech, regional sales manager and fabrication product director. Later, Dean was the fabrication product director for Piranha / Allsteel and designed the Titan press brake with Tennsmith as its fabrication product director. Dean also was a national sales manager for SEYI Presses, which was a supplier to CNB during the 1990s.

Dean is an advisor to SMART manufacturing and international director with SME. He also has been an advisor to the PMA safety committee and a contributor to MetalForming magazine.

Dean currently works with manufacturers to be as productive and safe as possible in his role as innovation strategist/sales engineer with Link Systems and in designing VR/AR for Longevity Industries’ “Reality Safe.” You can hear Dean on the “Destiny of Manufacturing” podcast with industry leaders and technical experts.


Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131


Holiday Inn Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

To make hotel reservations, reserve online or call 216-524-8050 ext. 298 and reference Precision Metalforming Association corporate to receive the special rate of $104 per night plus applicable. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking.


$349 Members
$549 Nonmembers

Note: In-person registration includes breakfast and lunch at PMA.

Review PMA’s COVID-19 safety information.

To register by phone, please call Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.

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