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Diamond Tool
Natural and synthetic diamonds are used on drills, saws, cutting wheels, abrasive discs and belts. The higher cutting rates achievable than with previous tools have stimulated the development of very precise, high-speed machinery. A constant flow of coolant is required to avoid the diamonds burning out and to wash away glass particles which build up on the working surface of the tool.
Diamond Wheels
Abrasive tools coated with diamond powder, used for a range of operations including grinding, milling, sawing, drilling, edging and polishing.
Decorative Mirror
Mirror having a special design quality fitting to different decorum styles
Display Showcase
Structurally tempered glass configured in a display case frame
Decorative glass
Decorative glass is made when vision glass or spandrel glass is silk-screened, painted, patterned, sand-blasted or acid-etched for aesthetics or performance changes. Lines, dots and holes are the most popular types of glass decoration, but virtually any design is possible.
Dry Glazing
A method of securing glass in a frame by use of a dry, preformed resilient gasket, without the use of a compound.
Deflection
The term applied to the physical displacement of glass from its original position under load.
Double Strength Glass
float glass 1/8"+/- (6.0mm+/-) thick
Design Load
A combination of: positive and negative wind loads, thermal loads, snow/ice loads, impact loads, seismic loads, interior pressure loads due to HVAC equipment or building stack effect, dead loads due to glass weight, and live loads. Standard ASCE 7 is the most utilized tool to determine the appropriate design load of a glass product; please refer to the standard for details.