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Fundamentals of Technical Fabrics

March 25-28, 2014

In this course you will learn the materials and processes involved in manufacturing technical textiles and product applications as well as the broad range of applications for technical textiles ranging from products inside the body to products in outer space.  Come and learn the manufacturing methods that produce very complex and sophisticated textile structures.  Also learn about the many man-made fibers with tailored properties and new chemical finishes to enhance the performance of technical textiles.

Dyeing and Finishing Fundamentals with Dyebath Measurement and Analysis

May 5-9, 2014

This course is a must for anyone working with dyed and finished fabrics. In this session you will learn the basic concepts of textile wet processing which include preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing with emphasis on the interrelationships of fabric styles and wet processing steps. Specifically, you will focus on various processing sequences, details the causes and solutions to many common finished fabric problems and the requirements for quality fabrics.

Continuing education is key to staying competitive and enjoying long-term economic success in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace. The Zeis Textile Extension Education for Economic Development Center is dedicated to promoting economic success in North Carolina and the nation by being a leading provider of professional education.

Our professional education programs offer classroom and hands-on training for all aspects of textile processing, covering topics from fibers to finished fabrics. This program encompasses a unique combination of on-campus workshops, online education and customized training courses, providing a broad range of options for our clients. Our courses offer accelerated training and simulation methods with maximum transfer of skills and knowledge to the workplace environment. The Textile Technology Certificate Program provides our trainees with an excellent means of credentialing and demonstrates their exposure to and grasp of essential skills and knowledge.

The NCSU Lean Six Sigma programs provide government agencies and manufacturing, service, and healthcare organizations with a proven methodology to significantly reduce costs and increase productivity. We offer training and certification for Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts through open enrollment courses or through our customized training program, in addition to providing advanced qusality training courses for those outside of the certification programs.

TexLabs, housed in the $45M Model Manufacturing Facility at the College of Textiles, are a crossroads for industry and academia, helping to strengthen industry partnerships and providing a state-of-the-art platform for new product development and research. TexLabs also provide a unique opportunity for our course participants as they are a great environment for convenient, hands-on training in fiber science, knitting, weaving, fabric finishing and physical testing.

With our combination of technical course offerings, performance improvement training, integrated laboratory environments and knowledgeable, experienced faculty and staff, we offer a variety options to meet your professional education needs. Read more