How To Bend Tempered Stressed Glass

Do you need your tempered glass bent to take a specific shape and you’re not sure how to do it?  Well, it doesn’t take much, except for time, and a little patience.  It’s not that easy to do, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll soon be a pro at doing it. So take some time and read a bit and you’ll soon find yourself wondering what was so hard about bending tempered glass.

The first thing you need to do, is come up with a design that you wish to bend your tempered glass and some tempered glass of course.  Once you have your design laid out on some paper, you will want to construct the pattern on a solid base so you can lay your glass upon it.  Then you will need an oven that can at least heat up to two thousand four hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit.  This is the heat your oven will have to be in order for your tempered glass to be allowed to bend and not break.  It will also make sure your glass doesn’t melt; instead it leaves it quite easy to work with.  Once your oven is preheated to the temperature needed, place your glass in and let it cook for a little while.

Now, you will want to have goggles on your eyes, some gloves that are thick and able to deal with high temperatures and some tongs.  Also make sure you wear an apron over you so that you can keep your body safe from any accidents.  Using some tongs, you will now remove your tempered glass from the oven.  You will want to have your shape mold in place, and now you will lay your glass upon the mold.  This will allow your glass to mold over the shape, and take the desired shape.

With your glass in place, you will want to use a cold air compressor and blow the cold air over your glass.  By doing this your glass will cool a lot quicker than just allowing it to sit by itself.  Move in simple and even strokes over the glass so that it will take its tempered shape and won’t leave any stress marks noticeable.  You will also want to have some cold-water close by, just in case any thing happens and you need to use water quickly to avoid messes.

The last thing you will want to remember, do not touch the tempered glass with your hands or even your gloves until you know for sure that it has been cooled down enough.  This way you will avoid burning your hands or other body parts and you’ll glass will contain a professional look.  Now that you have the basic idea down, you can go and test your skills on your own, just remember to remain patient and keep safety always in mind.


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