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close this bookBending - Course: Technique of Working Sheet Metals, Pipes and Sections. Methodical Guide for Instructors
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View the document1. Aims and Contents of Practical Vocational Training in the Techniques of Bending
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1. Aims and Contents of Practical Vocational Training in the Techniques of Bending

After having terminated their training, the trainees shall be able to surely master the most common techniques of bending procedures. For that purpose, the following aims have to be achieved:


- The trainees will have profound knowledge of kinds and fields of application of the working means to be used for bending.

- They will master the different techniques to be used for bending sheet metals, pipes and sections with various tools, appliances and machines.

- They will be enabled to select the appropriate working means according to the kind of material, material thickness and shape of bending.

- The trainees will be capable of adequately employing the tools, appliances and machines while adhering to the health, labour safety and fire protection regulations.

- The will know how to assess the quality of their work themselves.

To reach the objectives so demanded, the following subject matters have to be imparted by the instructor


- Knowledge:

· Purpose of bending
· Kinds and fields of application of tools, appliances and machines
· Phenomena occurring in the material
· Fundamentals of calculation
· Bending techniques

- Hints on labour safety

- Skills:

· Folding, aiming over, flanging, seaming, crimping, rounding of, and rolling of sheet metals
· Rounding of sections and pipes
· Rolling of sections