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IGMA IG Fabricators Workshop close to selling out

October 16, 2019  By IGMA

Oct. 16, 2019 – IGMA’s IG Fabricators Workshops have revolutionized the hands-on approach to association education and training, with each session in the past selling out. Space is limited in each session to approximately 40 attendees to enhance and protect the “we are really doing this hands-on” nature of the event.

Little time is spent in a classroom in favor of spending the bulk of the time in the lab, looking at IG intentionally fabricated with known flaws and the many ways failures can occur. After demonstrating a small portion of the sessions at the recent GlassBuild America and AAMA Fall Conference, the event is swiftly approaching sell out again.

The Workshop will take place November 12-14th in Plano, Texas at the Intertek/ATI Laboratories. The eight stations covered in depth at the event are:

  • Frost Testing- Participants will be instructed in how to take a frost point and have the opportunity to take a frost point on an IGU.
  • Volatile Fog- How to visually inspect for volatile fog
  • Gas Filling and Measurement- How to correctly use the GasGlass device plus introducing the iTig sensor for measurement of gas and humidity.
  • Sealant Adhesion Test- How to safely break glass to conduct the test and proper gunning of PIB.
  • Sealant Mix Test / Desiccant- How to properly mix and gun sealants safely.
  • Glass Cutting & Washing- Demonstration of score quality, covering cutting wheel wear, cutting wheel angle and cutting wheel pressure, methods for testing desiccant drying capacity.
  • Spacer and IG Fabrication- Looking at various spacers including well fabricated samples and samples with deliberate manufacturing issues.
  • Forensic Investigations of Failures- Hands-on tool kit to determine failure modes starting from the basic visual inspection to destructive analysis of the unit.

In addition to the sessions, attendees will get to network on Wednesday night with our expert session leaders at Free Play Richardson, one of DFW’s most popular barcade, filled with dozens of retro video games and pinball machines. Attendees at our previous events have raved about this experience and the opportunity to discuss indepth their questions with IGMA’s subject matter experts.

Registration Fees
IGMA/AAMA Member– $890 USD first attendee / $855 USD each attendee after
Non Member– $990 USD each attendee

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