NORTHBROOK, IL—Last week, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), announced that it now offers open-access online views of its entire library of UL Safety Standards for any interested individual or organization.
“Digital technologies and globalization have driven, and continue to drive, huge changes in standards and the way they are utilized,” says Philip Piqueira, vice president for global standards at UL. “By taking this important step, we will keep standards both relevant and vibrant, engaging new generations, more global audiences and educators with UL Standards.”
UL has developed more than 1,400 Standards to address safety, security and sustainability challenges and foster safe living and working conditions for people everywhere. These standards are written documents that outline the process by which a product is tested to help mitigate risk, injury or danger.  The standards cover nearly all products, systems and services, including manufacturing equipment and medical devices.
In the fall of 2015, UL LLC and the University of Louisville opened a 3D printing training facility called the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center adjacent to the university campus. The center is a hub for advancing manufacturing knowledge and workforce expertise among technical and business professionals.