NCET Tech Wednesday – Via Seating – Mar 11

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Via Seating
March 11, 2015
5:30 – 6 pm: Networking
6 – 7:30 pm: Program

You’ve seen air hockey tables—where air is pushed out through millions of tiny air holes in the table’s surface? Now, imagine reversing the air flow and placing leather on top of the air holes. The intense intake of air adheres the leather to the table, turning it into a precision cutting table.

High-quality leather is precision cut for custom seating created at Via Seating in Sparks. Photo courtesy of Via Seating.

High-quality leather is precision cut for custom seating created at Via Seating in Sparks. Photo courtesy of Via Seating.

This massive cutting table and other manufacturing technologies are in the spotlight at the March Tech Wednesday at Via Seating in Sparks. Via Seating is a contract seating manufacturer providing custom seating for companies, government, higher education and healthcare environments.

The company’s 100,000 square foot warehouse contains raw components exclusively devoted to creating executive, conference, task, multipurpose and lounge seating.

Seating is custom built at Via Seating within 48 hours after the order is received. Photo courtesy of Via Seating.

Seating is custom built at Via Seating within 48 hours after the order is received. Photo courtesy of Via Seating.

Each custom-built chair begins at the massive air-hockey-style cutting table where 27 leathers and myriad fabrics are cut into backrest and seat upholstery.

The fabric or leather is stitched to fit over high quality, forever warrantied, injection-molded foam (that is exclusive to Via Seating). Then, all of the chair components are assembled.

There is a lot more to custom chair manufacturing than one would think!

The whimsical-looking Swopper chair is one of several motion seating options available through Via Seating that is designed to engage the body’s core and activate large muscle groups to combat the negative effects of sitting. Photo courtesy of aeris.

The whimsical-looking Swopper chair is one of several motion seating options available through Via Seating that is designed to engage the body’s core and activate large muscle groups to combat the negative effects of sitting. Photo courtesy of aeris.

Learn about the engineering behind seating, including the technology behind Via Seating’s patented hinge technology for adjustable cervical spine support that was inspired by the automotive industry.

Find out how Via reinvented the executive chair in the 1980s to create a category of “execu-task” chair that added functionality to a chair that previously was only designed to look powerful and not to support the evolving work requirements of the modern day executive.

The folks at Via Seating will also introduce you to “motion seating,” a new category of seating designed to engage the core to encourage core strength stabilization and circulation. These chairs are fun and unconventional and were developed in response to research showing that even people who work out can have negative health effects from sitting 8+ hours per day at work and other motion-restricting activities.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – non-members
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by parent or adult guardian

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Via Seating
205 Vista Boulevard
Sparks, NV 89434, USA (map)

The fine print:

• We encourage you to pay in advance as there’s a $10 service charge if you pay at the door.
• No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

For more information, contact NCET at (775) 453-0130 or info@NCET.org.

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