2-day assembly training at your facility

Flexpipe’s training sessions are intended for lean manufacturers across North America. Over the 2 days, your team members will learn how to use the Flexpipe system, so they start assembling parts on the right foot.

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Future designers and assemblers will be able to put their creative skills to use, and confidently build structures that are safe and sturdy. We provide relevant and concise information about the Flexpipe system, so its integration in your business is as smooth as possible.

Please read below for an overview of our training sessions. We will cover the following:

 

At the end of the training, what should my team members be able to do?

We will make sure to infuse your team with creativity and confidence so they can make full use of the system.

  • Analyze a situation and find a creative solution with the Flexpipe system
  • Learn how to use more than 170 Flexpipe parts and maximize their potential
  • Design and draw structures by hand
  • Design and draw structures with our 3D software
  • Calculate loading capacity and learn various bracing techniques
  • Assemble a structure
  • Know which tools and equipment are required

 

What’s the training schedule?

Our Flexpipe trainer will assemble actual structures with your team during the 2 days. The training session is tailored to your needs while covering the topics listed below.

Once the training session has been booked, we will contact you to see if there is a specific topic on which we need to focus, as well as answer any other questions you might have.

  • Module 1 – Presentation of the modular system (2 hrs)
  • Module 2 – Introduction on how to assemble structures (2-3 hrs)
  • Module 3 – Kaizen blitz to plan and assemble a new structure (3-6 hrs)
  • (A Kaizen blitz is a process of concrete, simple and inexpensive improvements made in a very short amount of time.)
  • Module 4 – 3D computer design to standardize structures (4-6 hrs)
  • Module 5 – Kaizen blitz #2 to modify and improve structures previously built (2-3 hrs)
  • Module 6 – Conclusion (1 hr)

 

Who should attend?

To make the integration of this new system easier, you’ll want to involve, and get as many people as possible on board. That way, everyone will be on the same page.

  • maintenance workers
  • continuous improvement specialists
  • manufacturing engineers
  • project managers
  • tool designers
  • creative employees!

More information:
be sure to read about who should assemble Flexpipe structures and how skilled they need to be before selecting the session’s attendees.

 

How much does it cost and what’s included?

The training session costs USD $3,200. This fee includes the 2 days of training as well as all travel expenses.

All participants will receive the following:

  • Flexpipe assembly manual
  • poster of all Flexpipe parts
  • personalized Hex key wrenches

 

What material do I need?

We recommend a starter kit as your first project. These kits include the most commonly used parts to build specific structures. Our starter kits can be purchased online.

More information:
here’s everything you need to know about our starter kits.

 

Who does the training?

Esteban Solano
Esteban has assembled more than 250 Flexpipe structures. A woodworker by trade, Esteban channeled his resourcefulness and built his home from the ground up! Originally from Costa Rica, Esteban grew up in Florida where he studied industrial design. Esteban speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, and he has garnered work experience in several countries.

 

How soon can you come to my facility?

You can expect to have your training session within approximately 1 month. Please consult the available dates on our training calendar.

More information:
if necessary, alternate dates can be arranged by contacting your project manager.

 

How should I prepare?

Don’t worry, no homework or studying is involved before the training. We’ve made sure our training is easy and worry free!

  1. Designate 1 to 8 potential Flexpipe assemblers/designers.
  2. Select the location where you want to integrate Flexpipe equipment.
  3. Prepare the training space: ideally a 12’ X 12’ area, equipped with working tables.
  4. Put aside or buy necessary tools such as a band saw, hexagonal wrench and caster wrench.

 

How do I book a training session?

The booking process can easily be done online. Here are the steps:

  1. Check availability in calendar
  2. Book and pay online with a credit card or a purchase order number
  3. Fill in the PDF form
  4. Buy a Starter Kit to have the required material on hand for the training

More information:
if you need help, please contact the project manager from your area.

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