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WKS1217: UL Product Safety Testing Workshop

Product safety is critically important if you plan to sell or use your product outside of the development environment, to reduce the risk of electric shock, fire and other hazards as well as considering other compliance requirements such as FCC/EMC, Energy Efficiency, Transaction Security, ADA, etc.

Effective product safety implementation is an essential step to sell your product to a major retailer, reduce your legal/financial liability and to better raise investment capital. It is recommended to concurrently assess product safety compliance at the appropriate design stages to avoid major redesign/rework later to meet product safety requirements. After taking this workshop will have the basic understanding of test standards, how to conduct product safety tests and apply these skills to many different types of product compliance requirements.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

- How to “safely” use basic safety test equipment to test your product (this workshop will focus predominately on 120-240 VAC electrical safety tests; temperature and mechanical tests will also be included).

- Understanding specific construction requirements and tests from actual UL (Underwriters Laboratories) product safety standards (tests such as: Power Input, Leakage Current, Temperature, Abnormal Conditions, Impact).

- Criteria for compliance/non-compliance of product construction and testing; preventive actions to ensure compliance and corrective solutions for non-compliance.







1 session currently scheduled:
    UL Product Safety Testing Workshop Thursday, 11/13/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS515: Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter

Our resident artist, Darius B'Alexander, will demonstrate and instruct on the art of origami and paper folding. Using the CNC vinyl cutter as well many hands-on techniques, participants will learn how to fold, crease and cut pieces of paper into art. This workshop will also include a viewing of "Between the Folds," a wonderful and informative origami documentary. Paper materials will be provided.

Note: This is not a safety and basic use (SBU) class. If you have not taken and passed the Vinyl Cutter SBU, the instructor will operate the machinery for you.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Tuesday, 11/25/14 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

We all have them -- those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more. Come learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels!

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method. Please feel free to bring your own dull blade if you have one!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Tuesday, 11/25/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.