Our CO2 lasers are routinely used in the production of glass tableware to cut the rims of wine glasses and tumblers.
Rims may be formed by cutting the glass hot or cold. Cutting at the hot end of production gives a rounded, beadless rim. Cold cutting is done using a “crack off” process to remove the excess glass; the laser is used to thermally shock the glass, forcing it to break in a controlled way.
Although further grinding and polishing is required, this process produces a rim with a characteristic profile, suitable for the highest quality glassware products.
As laser cutting is done without any physical contact with the glass, tool wear is no longer an issue; productivity is improved as a result. Complex glass shapes can be handled with ease, allowing designers more creative freedom.
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Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.