Cutting Tempered Glass
We are often asked if we can cut glass that has already been tempered. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. All fabrication is done prior to tempering. That means we cut your piece to your exact specifications, drill and edge, and make all necessary customizations. Then we heat treat it in our unique vertical tempering furnace* and ship it to you.
About Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is regular glass that has been heat treated to increase strength and thermal shock resistance to prevent injury by changing the break pattern. Tempered glass is used in applications where heat, mechanical strength and safety are a factor. For example, the glass on motor vehicles is tempered to make it strong and less dangerous when it shatters or breaks. Tempered glass is also used in fireplace doors, on masonry and prefabricated fireplaces equipped with a grate to hold the burning wood.
Tempered glass can withstand constant temperatures of 470°F. If tempered glass is exposed to higher temperatures, it gradually weakens the structure of the glass thus making it more susceptible to breakage. If a piece of tempered glass is exposed to continuous temperatures of 600°F or more, the glass will shatter into small pieces.
We temper glass right here in our facility. That means we can cut your piece to exact specifications, drill and edge, and make all necessary customizations. Then we heat treat it in our unique vertical tempering furnace* - and ship it to you.
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