Online or In Person, Engage in the IG Fabricators Workshop
You’ve probably heard about FGIA’s IG Fabricators Workshop, which is held in person each year at an Intertek facility in Plano, TX. The next opportunity to participate in this hands-on workshop is November 1-3, so save the date and prepare your team now.
But did you know there is also a summary video version of this training? This video series can be viewed on your own time and mirrors the training offered in person.
Since its launch in 2016, the IG Fabricator Workshop, led by industry experts, has addressed best practices for the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units. The program covers topics such as cleaning, cutting and handling glass; desiccants; sealants; gas fill; frost point and much more.
Whether you take the training online or in person, here are the typical modules for the workshop:
- Station 1: Glass Cutting & Washing
- Station 2: Spacer and IG Fabrication
- Station 3: Sealants / Hot Melt Sealant / Sealant Adhesion & Butterfly Test
- Station 4: Volatile Fog
- Station 5: Gas Filling and Measurement
- Station 6: Desiccants and Desiccant Matrix
- Station 7: Forensic Investigation of IGU Failures
The video series was released in 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20–30-minute segments. It is available for purchase in the FGIA Online Store. Learn more at FGIAonline.org/IGworkshop.
While the video series is an excellent option for making the information conveniently accessible to your entire IG team, nothing can replace the immersive experience of the in-person event. Consider enrolling your key IG and quality personnel in the next live workshop taking place November 1-3 at the Intertek Testing facility in Plano, TX. Registration for this event will open in late summer. Please contact eduction@FGIAonline.org with any questions!