Welcome to Kocher+Beck Academy:Flex
Would you like to...
...learn more about flexible dies and hardware products?
...increase your knowledge of how dies work on different materials and the technical specifications involved?
...find out how to troubleshoot common on-press problems?
Our Academy:Flex learning hub is here to provide you with all of the information that you need, along with helpful tips and tricks from our team of experts.
Designed for busy people who struggle to find enough time for traditional classroom learning, our user-friendly courses are designed to be accessed anytime, anywhere.
Our Training Courses
Learn whenever and wherever suits you with our handy online training courses.
Prefer in-person learning? Contact our team to discuss the various options we have available.
K+B Academy. Our knowledge. Your journey.
Introduction to Flexible Dies and Die Cutting
Basic course for absolute beginners to die cutting.
Safe Flexible Die Handling and Die Care
Intermediate course for those handling and using flexible dies.
Flexible Dies and Materials - Basic Level
Simple overview of cutting types, blade angles and die heights.
Flexible Dies and Materials - Advanced Level
Overview of complex flexible die specifications and die cutting applications.
Ordering Flexible Dies for Beginners (F-R)
Learn about ordering flexible dies for a full-rotary machine.
Ordering Flexible Dies for Beginners (S-R)
Learn about ordering flexible dies for a semi-rotary machine.
Ordering Flexible Dies - Intermediate Level
Learn about more complex cutter features, including perforations and special layouts.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
Do you offer training on other subjects?
Yes. We are constantly working on the range of topics and ability levels that we cater for, so if you cannot find what you are looking for here, please speak to your local K+B customer service team. We are happy to look at creating bespoke packages for individual companies - just give us a call with your requirements and we will see what we can do.
Do you still offer face-to-face training?
Absolutely! We understand that some customers prefer training with a more personal approach. We have several options available, such as on-site training or video call / webinar format, so contact your local K+B customer service team if you would like more information about this.
Do I have to pay for the course by credit card?
No. If you are already a K+B customer, we can invoice this to your account in the same way as when you purchase a cutter from us. Select the 'Pay on K+B Account' payment option when ordering online and we will sort everything out for you from there.
I need to arrange training for several members of my team - do you offer discounts for multiple purchases?
Yes. We have several cost-effective solutions available for training multiple employees, either online or in person. Call your local K+B customer service team with details of your requirements and they will find the best option for you.
Will I get instant access to my course(s)?
Yes, depending on your payment method. If you pay by credit card, you should have access to your course(s) as soon as you've received your welcome e-mail (normally within a few minutes). Those choosing to pay on their account should have access within 24-48 hours, Monday to Friday.
Do learners need to provide an e-mail address?
Normally, yes. An e-mail address will be required to register for the end-of-course assessment. However, we understand that not all employees have their own work e-mail address, so we have got an alternative option, should this be required. For more information about this, please get in touch.