Glass Art Studio 2 - Glass Artist - Architectural Glass - Boston MA
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TYPES OF GLASS AND USES

Types of Glasses and Uses - Glass Art Studio 2 Boston MaSafety Glass:  Safety glass purpose is to be less likely to splinter and cause injury, should it be broken.  The two most commonly referred safety glasses are:

Laminated Glass:  two pieces of glass connected with an interlayer which keeps glass together even if it is broken

Tempered Glass:  Toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared to normal plate glass.  Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression, and the inner surfaces into tension.  These stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks, rather than jagged splinters.  Once glass has been tempered, it can no longer be altered.

Fused Glass: Using two or more pieces of glass, ”that are compatible”, placing in a kiln to a temperature of 1100 degrees Fahrenheit.  When glass is heated to or above 1100 degrees, the surface becomes fluid, and two piece3s placed together will join, when cooled, the glass has become one.

Stained Glass: Glass that has been colored or stained by fusing metallic oxides into it.
Leaded glass: Pieces of glass, connected together, by lead strips.

Cast Glass: Pouring molten glass into a mold until it cools and solidifies

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