Plant Capabilities

CUTTING

Laminate cutting
Laminate minimum: 195mm x 350mm
Laminate maximum: 4600mm x 3210mm
Laminate glass thickness: 5.38mm to 12.38mm

Annealed cutting
Annealed maximum: 6000mm x 3210mm
Annealed glass: thickness 3mm to 19mm
Processing capabilities

Straightline edgers
Straightline edges can be processed from
4mm to 19mm inclusive of all glass
Minimum glass size: 100mm x 300mm
Maximum glass length: 6000mm

Mitres
Glass thickness: 5mm to 19mm

Rough arris
Glass thickness: 3mm to 19mm
Minimum glass size: 180mm x 350mm
Maximum glass size: 3500mm x 2700mm
No restrictions on manual arrissing

Double edgers
Minimum glass size: 300mm x 600mm
Maximum glass size: 2300mm x 4000mm
Glass thickness 4mm to 19mm

CNC
Minimum glass size: 300mm x 300mm
Maximum glass size: 3300mm x 1300mm
Maximum diameter: 1300mm x 1300mm
Glass thickness: 6mm to 19mm
Minimum polished hole diameter 30mm

Waterjet
Minimum glass size 300mm x 300mm
Maximum glass size 3300mm x 1800mm
Glass thickness 4mm to 19mm
Can NOT drill wired glass
Processing types possible on vertical drill:

  • Holes ONLY
  • Slotted holes
  • Centre notch/cut-outs
  • Corner notch/cut-outs
  • Side notch/cut-outs
  • Circle cut-outs
  • Dorma cut-outs, power point cut-outs, ES-2 cut-outs etc.

Forvet/Chiara
Minimum glass size: 350mm x 450mm
Maximum glass size: 4300mm x 2500mm
Glass thickness: 5mm to 19mm

  • Drilling – 5mm to 19mm only
  • Cut-outs – 6mm to 19mm only

Can NOT drill wired glass

Processing types possible on Forvet/Chiara:

POLISHING
Minimum glass size: 350mm x 350mm
Maximum glass size: 4300mm x 2500mm
Glass thickness: 4mm to 19mm
Simple rakes and parallelograms only – no complex shapes

Holes
Slotted holes (minimum 14mm slot)
Countersink holes (maximum depth of less than or equal to half the glass thickness)
Corner notch/cut-outs (must not exceed 350mm)
Dorma cut-outs, power point cut-outs, ES-2 cut-outs etc.
Can NOT do polished notch/cut-outs

TOUGHENING

4mm Toughened

We toughen most panels up to 1.5m2 – 1200mm x 1200mm

  • Maximum glass size is 2.8m2 – 2400mm x 1200mm
  • If any dimension (H or W) is 2800mm it also needs to be upgraded

4mm Coated Toughened

  • Maximum glass size is 2m2 – 1100mm x 1100mm

5mm Toughened

  • Maximum CLEAR glass size is 4m2
  • Maximum COATED glass size is 3m2
  • If any dimension (H or W) is over 3700mm it needs to be upgraded
  • The largest square panel we can toughen is 1700mm x 1700mm

6mm Toughened

Maximum glass size is 6m2 (less for coated 6mm; determined on a size by size basis)

Minimum charges:

  • Toughened glass minimum charge is 0.2m2
  • Custom lam minimum charge is 0.8m2
  • IGU minimum charge is 0.3m2
    • Any IGUs under 190 x 350 need to be hand sealed which will incur a hand seal charge of $15+gst per unit
    • Oversize IGU’s (over 6m2) will incur a surcharge POA

TOUGHENED HOLES & CUT OUTS REQUIREMENTS
10mm substances and above require a minimum Flat Grind finish.
Distance between edge of glass and edge of cut-outs must be at least 4x the glass thickness
Corner cut-outs to be at least 2x the glass thickness and no cut-out is to exceed 1/3 of the total area of the panel.
Centre cut-outs to be at least 2x the glass thickness and no cut-out is to exceed 1/3 of the total area of the panel.
Internal radius corners must be minimum of the glass thickness.
Polished internal radius corners will have a minimum radius of 15mm on all thicknesses.
No restrictions apply to external radius corners other than type of edge capabilities on shapes.
Minimum hole diameter is 6mm but must equal to, or greater than the glass thickness.
Minimum distance from edge of hole to the nearest edge of the glass must be 1.5x the glass thickness.
Distance from edge of hole or cut-out to the corner of the glass must be at least 4x the glass thickness.
If a hole is placed in a position closer than the above minimum requirements, a saw cut slot can be made to minimise the stressed and chances of breakages

Heat soak capabilities
Minimum glass size 600mm x 600mm
Maximum glass size 5000mm x 2800mm
Minimum glass thickness 4mm
Maximum glass thickness 19mm

Custom laminate capabilities
Minimum glass size: 300mm x 600mm
Maximum glass size: 5100mm x 2800mm
Toughened custom laminate glass requires a minimum 1.52mm interlayer

PVB types as follows

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Insulated glass unit capabilities
Minimum glass size: 350mm x 180mm
Maximum glass size: 5000mm x 2700mm
Minimum unit thickness: 12mm
Stepped IGU’s available

SEALING TYPES

  • Polysulfide (default)
  • Silicon (must be requested on order)

ALL stepped units MUST be silicon sealed
Structural seal IGU’s MUST be silicon sealed

SPACER RANGE

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Argon gas filled units available
Do NOT do TPS spacer
Do NOT do circle units
Curved/radius units – Check with production first
Simple/complex shaped edge processing capabilities
Shaped edges can be processed from 4mm to 19mm inclusive of all glass, except wired glass
Laminated shapes must be reviewed with Production prior to acceptance
Complex shapes must be reviewed with Production prior to acceptance

Truck capabilities
Maximum size delivered 4200mm x 2700mm
All deliveries to be customer assisted. No deliveries by driver only
Standard delivery times 6:30AM to 3:00PM
Deliveries outside of these hours by agreement between Glassworks and Customer

Templates
Templates may be reduced for cutting around
Templates are to be manufactured from a sturdy material

  • No glass templates
  • No paper/cardboard templates

Templates to have customer name and order number clearly marked
Templates are to be exact size with no added measurements
No protruding nails/screws
1 template supplied per panel
Templates to have all details such as holes/cut-outs clearly marked
Coated panels requiring a template to be marked coated/non-coated surface on template