Glass Tempering Basics
About Tempered Glass
The process of tempering glass involves heating the product very rapidly followed by an equally rapid cooling of the product. This transformation makes the product significantly stronger than non-tempered glass and when broken leaves small crumbled pieces rather than large sharp pieces that can cause injuries.
Cutting and Fabrication
There are an infinite number of shapes and sizes of glass that can be produced. In addition, there are also numerous fabrication options available to enhance glass products including various edges that can be added, holes drilled, etc. It is important to remember that most fabrication options must be performed prior to the tempering process. For example, once glass has been tempered it cannot be cut again or have holes drilled.