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Summer Brake School: Improve Bending Workflow

Aug 8, 2018

Oshkosh, WI

This popular event is returning for a second year. Learn valuable press brake techniques from experts in the field.

Fox Valley Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
4200 Poberezny Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Free to all Wilson Tool International customers 

Join industry experts hosted by Wilson Tool International for a 1-day training forum on improving press brake work flow. 


Chris Poole – Acieta
The New Age of Robots 
 • Benefits and ROI on robotic automation
 • Robotically Integrated Bending Solutions (RIBS)

Steve Apel – Acieta
Robotic Automation: Your Path to Your Survival 
 • Deliver higher quality parts and maximize throughput through the use of robotics 
 • Keep workforce numbers consistent 
 • Employee safety 

Don Glaske – Computer Aided Technology
3D Design with SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal
 • SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Concepts
 • Common Tools in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal
 • Standardizing Sheet Metal Design Library Tools
 • Common Practices for SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

Gary Holdson & Loris Galloway – Lazersafe
Press Brake Guarding and ANSI Standards Requirements
 • Safe guarding methods to address machine hazards
 • ANSI B11.3 requirements for various applications

Mike Look – MEC (Mayville Engineering Corp)
Precision Brake Tools for the High Mix job shop
 • MEC’s transition from custom to standard tooling and offline programming
 • Brake automation to reduce labor
 • General details of brake operator onboarding
 • Continuous improvement related to standard tooling (organization)

Steve Brown – Wilson Tool International
Special Press Brake Tooling Solutions
 • Common tooling solutions to reduce handling, improve quality and save time
 • Solutions to common bending applications that can help you be more efficient
 • Information needed to pass along to your tooling maker – internal or external

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration 
8:00am - 8:35am - Welcome
8:35am - 11:35am - Sessions 1-3
11:35am - 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm - 3:20pm - Sessions 4-6
3:20pm - 3:30pm - Closing Remarks 
*Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. 

For more information, contact Ann Beaupre at or call

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