Laser polishing of glass surfaces and edges
Laserverrundete Glaskante

With laser-based melting, edges can be rounded off and surfaces can be polished locally. This process is non-tactile, can be used for different geometries, and does not require polishing agents.

 


Mechanically separated glass before and after edge rounding. Photo: LZH

Laser polishing is used to smooth the glass surface, and thus to achieve a higher surface quality of the glass.

Mechanically processed glass plates or glass components have a higher risk of breakage. Laser polishing significantly improves the mechanical strength of the glass components and removes micro cracks. The processing method increases the brilliancy of the glass, making it, among other things, interesting for the lighting industry.

If the surface of the components should only be polished in certain areas, the laser polishing process can be limited to those. This process is very flexible and thus even suitable for different complex workpiece geometries.

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

Manufacturing processes:

  • Edge rounding and polishing

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:

  • Automotive
  • Image processing
  • Lighting
  • Manufacturing of optical components
  • Medical technology and biotechnology
  • Photovoltaics and energy technology
  • Show technology, advertising and the arts

 

 

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