ME364_various_glass - 56 Glassworking Valery Marinov,...

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Glassworking 56 Valery Marinov, Manufacturing Technology Introduction Glass is an amorphous solid with a non-crystalline structure. There are three major categories of glass products: ± glass piece ware ² Fat glass ³ glass ±bers GLASSWORKING (a) (b) (c) (a) Lead crystal makes beautiful glass products, (b) Fat glass used in buildings turns entire walls into windows, (c) glass ±ber optics uses glass ±bers to transmit signals in communications and computers Process sequence in glassworking The typical process chain is pictured in the ±gure: (1) (2) (3) (4) The typical process sequence in glassworking: (1) preparation of raw material, (2) melting of glass, (3) shaping, and (4) heat treatment Preparation of raw materials Preparation of silica sand Silica sand (SiO 2 ) is the principal component of all glasses. Preparation of silica sand includes washing , drying and classiFcation .
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Glassworking 57 Valery Marinov, Manufacturing Technology Additives Various other materials, such as soda ash
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 364 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Eastern Mennonite University.

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