Events & Trainings
Talk to our Materials experts directly by visiting our booth at the following tradeshows:
Additive Manufacturing Certification
Earn your Certified Additive Manufacturing Technician (CAM-T) credential at the AMUG (Additive Manufacturing Users Group) conference
This collaborative program between Tooling U-SME and UL is the gold standard in additive manufacturing certification. Combining UL’s multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME’s professional certification, it’s a single resource from two industry leaders. Participate in a review program and take the CAM-T exam at the AMUG conference, May 1-2 in Orlando, Florida.
Navigating Plastics in End Use Products — EU Edition 2021
Understanding the influence of material performance properties in end product safety requirements
Join UL’s European plastics experts for our coffee talk sessions on plastic materials to gain a better understanding of applicable end product requirements and the advantages of preselecting certified materials.
The safety and performance requirements for end products starts by selecting the right materials in advance — materials that have already been tested and validated to meet the specifications and safety criteria required for the life of the end product. But what happens when the properties of those plastic materials changes? How will that impact end product performance?
In this series of webinars, UL’s plastics experts review and discuss how such changes can impact plastics performance properties to help you make better, more informed decisions in testing and selecting plastics for end use applications.
Event/Webinar series dates:
- Color Concentrates and Acceptable Modifications at the Molder
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m. (CET)
- Plastics in Outdoor Use and Special Applications
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m. (CET)
- The Importance of Using Certified Plastics for Additive Manufacturing
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m. (CET)
- Maintaining Your Plastics Certification
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, 10 - 11 a.m. (CET)
Speakers will vary for each topic, but will include:
Erwin Davelaar, staff engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and William Henry Merrill Society member, UL
Luigi Flaugnatti, project engineer, UL
Luigi Pellegrino, senior engineering associate, UL
Wendy Stikvoort, staff engineer, UL
Kenneth R. Vessey, Jr., senior staff engineer and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, UL
Managing Your Supply Chain Disruptions:
Mar 24, 2021 – 11:00am CDT
The pandemic and other recent market conditions have caused plastics supply chain sourcing and transportation disruptions that are wreaking havoc in manufacturing production timelines. How can plastic manufacturers seek alternatives in raw materials to keep business moving forward?
For plastic users:
- Methods to evaluate comparable materials
- How to analyze applications for your materials
- Considerations for end-product certification related to material substitutions
- Utilizing UL Product iQ® and UL Prospector® databases to identify possible materials as candidates for substitution
- Access UL Product iQ® to quickly locate certified products and components
- Access Prospector®, our leading materials and ingredients search engine, to help source alternatives
For plastic manufacturers:
- Obtaining expedited recognition of a material using UL’s polymer variation program
- Utilizing the Prospector database to identify possible polymeric ingredients to substitute in material formulations
- Q&A with a UL plastics expert
Kenneth R. Vessey, Jr., senior staff engineer and distinguished member of technical staff, UL
Certification Standards and Evaluation of Electrical Insulation Systems Webinar Series
High reliability and performance are the foundation of a quality product. To achieve this, it is imperative that high-quality electrical insulation materials and electrical insulation systems are used and thoroughly reviewed when building magnetic devices, including motors, transformers, generators, and solenoids.
Deepen your knowledge on certification standards and evaluation of EIS for safety and performance through UL’s complimentary three-session on-demand webinar series.
Using the Blue Card Program for 3D Printed Products
Mechanical properties of 3D printed materials have repeatedly been demonstrated to significantly vary based on how test specimens were printed. These variations are substantially greater than for conventional injection molded samples. There is a lack of knowledge, however, on the influence of 3D printing on ignition, flammability and electrical material properties associated with UL safety standards.
UL will share its latest research findings on the impact of 3D printing on safety-critical printed part properties and highlight an approach for acceptance of 3D printed materials and components in end products.
Substance Restrictions for Materials: New RoHS & Non-Halogen Updates
This on demand webinar provides an update on the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) law, a discussion on halogenated material content concerns, related IEC standards activities and UL Certification solutions. It is an one-hour informative session that includes a Q&A at the end.
Certification Standards and Evaluation of Electrical Insulation Systems
A free 3-Session Webinar Series based on UL 1446
High reliability and performance are the foundation of a quality product. To achieve this, it is imperative that high-quality electrical insulation materials (EIM) and electrical insulation systems (EIS) are used and thoroughly reviewed when building magnetic devices, including motors, transformers, generators, and solenoids.
Deepen your knowledge on certification standards and evaluation of EIS for safety and performance through UL’s free three session webinar series.
Suitability and Compliance of Marking and Labeling Systems on UL Certified Products
This online course provides an overview of labels that bear safety-related information, standards that address permanence of marking, the testing and evaluation criteria within those standards, and the tools to source compliant marking and labeling systems. Specific recommendations for product manufacturers, label converters, and printers are also provided.