An Overview of Our Different Technologies
Many people have asked us over the years how we’re able to achieve some of the amazing pieces of glass and the truth is they are a product of our experience, creativity, & unmatched technology. The technologies used are one of a kind in the industry and we are in the midst of rolling out even more technological advancements to further set ourselves apart as the best glass artisans in the world.
Let’s take a look at an overview of some of our technological processes:
#1 – Thermoforming
The process of thermoforming is basically taking an existing piece of glass, heating it to a temperature that allows it to be molded, and forming it to a specific shape using custom created molds. We use this process to create many of our products including glass dividers, countertops, & panels just to name a few.
#2 – Laminated Glass
This technique is performed by adding a high adhesive film called EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) to a glass product. This film is made of polymer resins which make the glass stronger, more durable, and able to withstand extreme temperature changes. This technique is usually applied to glass used for floors, stair treads, & roofs because of it’s high strength and durability.
#3 – Glass Bending
Similar to thermoforming glass bending requires the glass to be heated at a slow pace to a slighly lower temperature, which then allows to to bend or curve the glass according to the unique specifications of the individual project. Glass bending is used many times for glass railings for a unique surface, glass pedestals, & unique glass tables (all pictured above). It can also be used to create intricate glass designs depending on the project specifications.
#4 – UV Bonding
UV Bonding is the process of adhering glass to another surface (usually metal) using a special adhesive that is activated when UV light is shined on it. This is a very strong form of ahesive when combined with UV rays and is how we bond our glass to many different surfaces for the ultimate hold. The two most common hitches in UV bonding are the mitre connection & butt joint seen below:
That’s a run through of some of our most used technological processes but we are rolling out some new machinery and technology very soon and are constantly striving to be the best glass artisans in the world.