March 18, 2013
Corning Gorilla Glass, the well-known ultra-thin, ultra-strong glass for electronic displays, is now available for the architectural market."A broad range of applications could benefit from Corning Gorilla Glass, the same glass that is used on more than one billion of the world's most sophisticated electronic devices," says George Wildeman, business director for the Automotive Glazing &...
Saf-Glas introduces transparent solar glass
September 15, 2011
Saf-Glas, www.saf-glas.com, is changing the way the building industry sees—or rather doesn't see—photovoltaics. The company introduced its transparent PV product, EnergyGlass, www.energyglass.com, during the solar seminar at GlassBuild America, Sept. 14."In the solar market, we've had mostly opaque products, or products that let some light through. What we've not had are photovoltaics that you...
May 9, 2011
Mic Patterson, director of strategic development for Enclos Corp., discusses the studio's use of rapid prototyping equipment to create 3D models at the company's Advanced Technology Studio in Los Angeles. Visit the Glass Magazine channel to view more new glass industry videos.
May 18, 2010
Commercial architects are demanding clear, transparent, smooth, distortion-free and environmentally friendly fire-rated glass-ceramic, because it offers more aesthetically appealing protection. The problem: it’s an incredibly difficult and energy-intensive product to make.
Options for achieving lower U-factors
May 4, 2010
Click on the attached PDF to read the article.Editor’s note: This article is part one of a two-part series, first presented as a paper at the Glass Performance Days Conference in Finland in 2009, www.gpd.fi. Part two will explain how to choose the proper IG spacer and sealant, as well as examine production procedures unique to bent IG fabrication. This article has been edited for Glass...
September 18, 2009
More and more anodizing companies are switching to an acid etch process from the conventional alkaline etching process. Currently, there are three types of etch used for anodizing aluminum: alkaline etching, mechanical etching and acid etching.
New fixtures and adhesives make the process easier
July 30, 2009
The art of glass bonding has hundreds of uses in glass construction and provides fabricators with another niche to help grow their business. By utilizing the latest innovations in adhesives, fixation devices, ultraviolet lamps and hardware, as well as proper training and technical assistance, fabricators can create store displays, showcases and furniture designs without the usual mechanical...
Building Information Modeling poised to transform construction industry
June 2, 2009
Building Information Modeling software is being adopted rapidly in the architecture and construction management fields and has the potential to transform the entire construction industry, experts say.
April 15, 2009
These challenging times present a great opportunity to step back and re-evaluate your policies and procedures in order to put your company on the forward cusp of the economic rebound, better organized and able to take on more work more efficiently. Bear in mind, the end result is tightly tied to the front end research, so do your homework. The right Enterprise Resource Planning system can...
Insulating glass unit analysis bolsters independent, third party certification
March 26, 2009
The results are in. A 25-year study of insulating glass units based on long-term analysis of in-the-field building performance indicates that independent, third-party certified insulating glass units tested to the most stringent level of testing perform better than IG units tested to lower levels of testing.