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Tempered Glass 101 – A Quick Guide

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As a particularly strong material, tempered glass is fabricated to provide optimal durability and safety for diverse projects. It’s applicable in everything from residential settings and consumer goods to industrial facilities and construction sites. Learn more about this versatile glass, its primary benefits, how it’s made, and its ideal applications. What is Tempered Glass? Tempered […]

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Tempered Glass for the Mining Industry

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Mining equipment must function seamlessly amid extreme conditions. The choice of materials can significantly impact project safety, productivity, and efficiency. For example, tempered glass must be used instead of annealed glass for certain applications because tempered glass can withstand the high temperatures and corrosive conditions of mining environments. Swift Glass delivers high-quality tempered glass solutions […]

Glass Surface Lapping vs. Polishing

Glass Surface Lapping vs. Polishing

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Lapping and polishing are surface treatment options that can make machined parts smoother and safer to handle. However, both processes offer distinct advantages, and choosing the right one can make a big impact on your next glass product order. Learn more about glass surface lapping, the difference between lapping and polishing, and key industrial applications […]

The Importance of Glass Wafers for MEMS

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Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) combine mechanical and electrical capabilities into a single glass wafer. Nearly every industry has found a way to integrate these tiny devices into their production lines, including the automotive, semiconductor, medical, communications, and consumer electronics industries. In fact, the consumer electronics market is projected to grow about 8.6% annually, in large part […]

Glass Fabrication for the Marine and Boating Industry

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The marine and boating industry sees changes every year due to the evolving needs of various applications. Many types of marine vessels, including submarines, cruise ships, and yachts, require durable, reliable glass materials to ensure optimal safety and performance. At Swift Glass, our experts have almost a century of collective experience in custom glass fabrication […]

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How to Manufacture High-Quality LED Lighting

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Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce light through a semiconductor. Semiconductors create visible light when a current causes electrons to transfer between one atom to an atom missing an electron. Light photons illuminate the LED as energy is released. The lights illuminate everything from automobile dashboards to athletic stadiums and can carry short-range optical signals for remote […]

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Glass for Solar Applications

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When choosing a solar panel, people often consider elements such as the solar PV panel’s power and overall efficiency. However, they may not consider how the type of solar panel glass influences performance. The glass also plays a key role in protecting the panel’s photovoltaic cells against environmental factors.  It’s important not to overlook solar […]

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Unique Applications for Soda Lime Glass

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Soda lime glass is characterized by the greenish tinge from which it gets its name. It is a cost-effective, clear float glass that’s simple to fabricate and makes up approximately 90% of produced glass. Manufacturers can produce soda lime glass by floating the material over molten tin where it softens and forms into glass sheets. […]

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Understanding Glass Parallelism

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Parallelism as a parameter plays a crucial role in glass fabrication. As it pertains to glass, the back and front planes of a glass part would achieve parallelism if the space between the planes remained the same so that they run alongside each other but never touch. However, parallelism in actuality is not perfectly possible […]

What is Ultrasonic Machining?

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Ultrasonic machining, also called ultrasonic drilling, is a subtractive fabrication process that uses high-frequency vibrations and abrasive particles to remove small amounts of material from a workpiece’s surface. It is ideal for glass fabrication operations, as it removes surface material very slowly without compromising the substrate’s crystalline structure. This allows fabricators to create highly accurate […]

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