At some point in time everyone one of us is going to experience glass breakage and the first question is always going to be,
“How did this glass get broken?”
Sometimes it can be as obvious as a baseball going through it but today we will focus on some other factors that are not so obvious, with a focus on laminated glass strength.
- The first thing to consider is going to be the design of the glass part. If it is fabricated with sharp 90 degrees inside corners, this will be doomed from the start. A radius is always needed in these areas.
- Depending on the size of the glass and how it will be used, you will need to consider using the correct thickness and type of glass.
- Hole locations are another critical consideration, especially if the glass is going to be tempered for added strength and safety considerations.
- Even the type of edge finish can have a dramatic effect on the strength of the glass.
Testing UltraVue® Laminated Glass Strength
Today we tested the strength of Tru-Vue® Ultra-Vue Laminated Glass to demonstrate how much stronger the glass can be with the proper edge finish applied to it. Check out the video below to see how UltraVue® Laminated Glass holds up when we add weight to it. Find out which glass is stronger: a waterjet cut edge, flat edge grind, or flat edge polish.
Ultravue® Laminated Glass
Developed especially for framing and display, UltraVue® Laminated Glass is engineered to a tighter specification for discerning clients who demand the best viewing experience possible. JIT frequently works with artists and designers to fabricate one-of-a-kind designs and offers precision waterjet cutting of cut-to-size pieces, custom/special shapes, waterjet cutting of holes, flat edge polishing or grinding, and shipping throughout the US and Canada. On top of providing the best viewing experience, UltraVue® Laminated Glass is also shatter-resistant to safeguards against injury and damage to the artwork. The enhanced surface provides both better durability and easy cleaning. Not only does UltraVue® Laminated Glass have strength, it is also a great choice for anti-glare glass and laminated glass UV protection.
Have questions and need a solution to a glass challenge? Whatever glass edge you might require, request a quote today or call us at 507-326-5240 to see how we can help you as your metal finishing company. You’ll be glad you did!