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Summer Brake School: Improving Bending Workflow


June 27 - 28, 2017 | Fox Valley Technical College | Oshkosh, WI |

Event Dates:

  • June 27 from 7:30-5:00
  • June 28 from 8:00-1:00

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

Event Fee: Free to all Wilson Tool customers 

Join representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Greenheck Fan Corporation, Solidworks by Computer Aided Technology (CATI) and Wilson Tool for a 2-day training forum on improving press brake work flow. We’ll practice the following topics:

  • CAD programming as related to sheet metal
  • Programming at the press brake
  • Hands-on bending at an actual press brake
  • Lean press brake operations
  • Punch and die selection using bend limit graphs and air bend force chart
  • More efficient setups

Event Cohort Groups:

Attendees will be divided into cohort groups. Each cohort group will attend sessions together for the two-day event. If you are attending the event with others and would like to be in the same cohort group, please indicate the name(s) of the people you are attending with in the online registration form. Final cohort groupings will be determined prior to the event and communicated at information pick-up.


Day 1: June 27 – four-1 hour and 45 minute sessions will be presented on day 1.

Session Content:

  • Solid Modeling for Press Brakes: presented by Solidworks
  • Programming at the Press Brake: presented by Cincinnati
  • Set-up Reduction Strategies: presented by Greenheck
  • Press Brake Tool Selections: presented by Wilson Tool


  • 7:30-8:00 – Information pick-up and light breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30 - Opening remarks by Wilson Tool
  • 8:30-10:15 - Session 1
  • 10:30-12:15 - Session 2
  • 12:15-1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00-2:45 - Session 3
  • 3:00-4:45 - Session 4


DAY 2 – June 28 – two sessions will be presented on day 2; there will be a 1 hour break during either the first or second session, depending on cohort group.

Session Content:

  • Bending at the Press Brake: presented by Cincinnati
  • Special Tooling to Reduce Handling: presented by Wilson Tool


  • 8:00-10:00 - Session 1
  • 10:00-12:00 - Session 2
  • 12:00-12:15 - Closing remarks
  • 12:15-1:00 - Box lunches

Space is limited so register early!

For more information, contact Steve Brown at or call

Hotel Information:

Wilson Tool has a negotiated rate at the Best Western Premier Waterfront
Hotel & Convention Center. To take advangage of the negotiated rate call the
hotel at: 920-230-1900 and ask to create a reservation under “Wilson Tool”. 

Hotel Address: 
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
1 North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-230-1900

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