How bent glass is made
Bent glass is produced in electrically heated bending furnaces with controlled heating and cooling and shaped into the desired bend on special forms. The entire heating and cooling process is controlled so that there is no residual internal stress in the resulting bent glass. Bent glass can be applied in glazed facades in most used aluminum systems, including structural and semi-structural, in plastic, metal (aluminum) and wooden window structures, glazing of entrance rounded corners of storefronts, outdoor vertical glazed elevator shafts. There are also applications in glazed roof systems in arched skylights or domes. In interiors, bent glass can be applied to glass staircases, railings, cylindrical glazed elevator shafts, counters in offices or financial institutions (banks), etc. Special use can be in furniture, front walls of aquariums, etc.