Flat Glass

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Flat glass is a rather common type of glass, known for being the type of glass that is found in windows and other similar applications. Flat glass is also known as sheet glass or even plate glass. In fact, because of its variety of uses and relatively low cost, flat glass is one of the most common types of glass in the world today. Read More…

Flat Glass Flat glass is a rather common type of glass, known for being the type of glass that is found in windows and other similar applications. Flat glass is also known as sheet glass or even plate glass.

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New Haven, IN  |  260-749-9614

We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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S & S Optical Company, Inc. $$$

Cambridge, ON  |  800-315-0387

Glass cutting is a varied industry, and we have done it all for the past 50 years. We believe in manufacturing high quality glass products that will exceed customer expectations every time. Our goal and mission has always been to ensure our customers are satisfied and will come to us with all of their glass needs. Contact us to learn more today!

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Pegasus Glass $$$

Painesville Township, OH  |  440-639-6399

Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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Gillinder Glass $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-525-0435

As glass fabricators, Torstenson Glass specializes in flat glass, wire glass, obscure glass, transparent glass, textured glass, heat resistant glass and the FireLite® family of products. We have operated continuously for over 110 years, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your glass fabricating needs. If we don’t have it, we can generally draw from experience to find you whatever you need.

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Torstenson Glass Company $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-982-4734

Glass, Quartz & Vycor® Components fabricated to your specifications. Processing specialties such as Concentric Grinding, Corning Chemical 7931 Grades®, Glass–Quartz Forming, Glass-to-Metal, Glass-to-Glass, Lathe & Hand Tooling, Precision Bore Glass & Quartz Tubing, Quartz-to-Borosilicate Graded Seals, Special End Finishing. ISO 9001:2000 Registration.

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Precision Electronic Glass, Inc. $$$
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That being said there are still a number of things to consider before purchasing flat glass, as it all depends on your application and what function you want your flat glass to have. Relaying these concerns and desires to a knowledgeable flat glass manufacturer will get you moving in the right direction to receive a flat glass product that is a great fit for your application.

Squared Glass Flat Glass - S & S Optical Company, Inc.

Essentially all flat glass products are made using the same basic process. Sand is the main material from which flat glass is manufactured, and while most people know that flat glass is made from sand, many people do not know how much work goes into turning sand into a window or other manufactured glass product. In order to make flat glass, sand and a few other materials are melted down in a furnace creating a liquid which will become the solid sheet of glass later on.

Once the liquid glass is taken out of the furnace, it is formed into the desired thickness using special machines and it is then moved on liquid tin. The glass eventually hardens while still on the liquid tin, but the tin itself remains a liquid because its hardening point is much lower than flat glasses hardening point.

Once the glass is fully hardened it needs to be cut to size according to the specifications of the customer's application. Instead of using laser cutting, flat glass is often scored with a tool and then cleanly broken into individual pieces along this score line.

This is why finding a proper flat glass manufacturer is so important to getting the right piece of glass for your application as a lot goes into the processes of manufacturing flat glass. Knowing your application and desires is a great way to help your flat glass manufacturer design a piece of glass that is right for your needs and specifications.

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