The 3 -minute video, which was filmed at Standard Bent Glass
in East Butler, Pennsylvania, presents in step-by-step fashion how finished flat glass is transformed into bent glass
, from initial cutting and washing to shaping in the hearth, temperature and pressure treatment in the autoclave, and final quality check.
For curved lenses, lamination yields are expected to be even lower due to the tendency of the bent glass
to revert back to its flat shape.
Mesina is retired from a sign shop where he had bent glass
Design claimed it had a contract to install custom glass on a "large yacht" in Abu Dhabi.
He plans on incorporating slump bent glass
as color lenses, and experimenting with enameling to create a cracked, “raku-like effect, with its own randomness.
They manufacture about every type of decorative glass imaginable including but not limited to cast glass, slumped glass, bent glass
, laminated glass, silvered and painted glass, glass treads, and flooring.
Inspired by the shape of traditional lanterns, he weaved a basket-like structure using hexagonally bent glass
tubes in combination with silken cords.
But it was Kapany who had first demonstrated in 1954 at the Department of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, that light can travel in bent glass
fibres and even coined the word -- fibre optics.
He was a keen meteorologist and his hygrometer consisted of two bulbs, one of which contained ether and a thermometer, joined by a bent glass
Long John Tables, pounds 275 for a set of three from Next, www.
The dining room with its bay window shaped like a ship's prow was simply dressed with a bent glass
pedestal table and chairs covered in black ultrasuede.
tubes, filled with neon, argon or mercury gas, was charged with electricity to create the original Day-Glo spectacle.