General glass processing capabilities
In-house Glass Processing
Spiral staircase and other specialty curved glass applications require the very best quality raw materials and impeccable processing techniques. To ensure this, we process (cut, wash, polish, edge etc.) our glass in-house from premium raw glass stock direct from two of the world’s leading suppliers of float glass.
Generally speaking, curves of increasing tightness require increasingly thinner and smaller panes of glass as illustrated in the table below (a pdf can be downloaded here: Curved Glass Specifications & Tolerances). With so many variables for spiral staircases and other curved glass applications, it is worthwhile contacting us to discuss your specific needs.
Curved Glass Specifications & Tolerances
Guide to our other glass processing capabilities (not an exhaustive list)
|CNC Edger||4600 x 3250||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|CNC Cutter||3800 x 2790||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Straight Line Edger||4000 x 4000||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Washer Scanner||4500 x 2600||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Digitally Printed Ceramic Ink||3900 x 2440||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Heat Soak||3900 x 2440||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Laminates||3900 x 2440||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Toughened (Tempered)||3900 x 2440||4,5,6,8,10,12,15,19|
|Tightest Curve (Max panel size)||3900 x 2440||1000||5|
|Tightest Curve (reduced panel size)||2400 x 1000||450||4|
|Tightest Curve 12mm glass||2400 x 1950||650|
(4,5,6,8 & 10 also curves this tightly)
Glasshape has proven experience with flat toughened, laminated and printed glass up to 7600mm x 3300mm.
It is possible to manufacture flat tempered, laminated and printed glass up to 15000mm x 3200mm (15 metres x 3.2 metres) – we can work with you to supply to your specification.