The Importance of Fabrication Prior to Heat-Treatment - Downloadable


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Glass fabrication after heat-treatment may weaken the glass


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Glass applications frequently require a variety of glass edge and/or surface fabrication. Some common fabrication processes include edge seaming, grinding, and polishing; hole drilling and notch cutting; and surface grooving, sand-blasting, and etching. GANA recommends against glass fabrication after heat-treatment because it may weaken the glass and/or cause it to break. This document discusses why. This document was first published in December 2013, and updated in 2018. All purchases will be electronically accessed or delivered.

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