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IG Fabricators Workshop
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.
FGIA now offers both in-person and a video series option for this workshop.
Video Series Workshop
This series has been under development throughout 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20–30-minute segments. It is now available for purchase in the FGIA Online Store.
Online registration is now open for the November 3-5 workshop at the Intertek Testing facility in Plano, TX. View the in-person event details and hotel information.
Since its launch in 2016, the IG Fabricator Workshop has hosted more than 300 practitioners of the IG industry, leading them through the most important aspects of fabricating and testing IG units. The workshop, led by industry experts, features a balanced mix of classroom education along with hands-on experiences to discover best practices for cleaning, cutting and handling glass, desiccants, sealants, gas fill, frost point and much more. Participants have continued to provide positive reviews of the workshops.
Comments from Actual Registrants
“The group of experts you had were awesome. They were very attentive, welcoming and helpful.”
“The hands-on portion is awesome. Being able to take what was learned in a presentation and then apply it in real life was really effective.”
“Hosting the event at a testing facility is great… while participants may see the IGU processes discussed at each of the stations every day, they don’t always get to see the testing methods and apparatus conducted from a third party.”
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