Laser forming of glass components
Rohrglas nach Ziehvorgang.

Laser-based forming of glass components minimizes the residual tensions in the glass. The laser-based process can be largely automated.

 


Glass tubes during the drawing process. Photo: LZH

Glass tubes after compression. Photo: LZH

During laser-based forming, the temperature in the forming zone is temporally defined. The glass is formed in a low viscosity stage and cooled down in defined intervals. This minimizes the remaining tensions in the glass. By means of a control system with contactless temperature measurement, the temperature can be controlled.

The forming process is carried out by drawing or compressing under heat. Glass tubes can also be formed using compressed air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This service is, among others, used in the following areas:

Manufacturing processes:

  • Forming

Material groups:

  • Glass materials

Consulting, development and contract research:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Process and system development
  • Technology consulting and transfer
  • Technology transfer from research to industry

Fields of application and industrial sectors:

  • Lighting
  • Medical technology and biotechnology
  • Photovoltaics and energy technology
  • Show technology, advertising and the arts

 

 

 

 

We will be happy to discuss your individual requirements. Please feel free to contact us.