Glaser™ technology developed by Hypermemo recently got independent external validation by experts of Glass Competence Center (GCC), Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
Several sets of samples produced by Hypermemo were studied at GCC according to bending test methodology based on the DIN EN 1288-3 standard. The tests have shown superior performance of glass processed using Glaser™ technology.
In particular, it was observed that the edge strength of glass cut by Glaser™ is several times higher compared to the conventional wheel cutting. Values up to 207 N/mm2 were measured. In addition, the edge strength of the conventionally cut glass can be drastically improved by applying Glaser™ chamfering.
Especially, the laser chamfering has high practical value for the industry due to higher processing speed. Being applied after conventional wheel cutting it enables significant cost savings through decreased transportation losses. In addition, for certain applications, mechanical grinding of the glass edge can be avoided, not only leading to the strongly decreased maintenance costs, but also to improved environmental impact of glass processing.
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