Stronger glass - What would we do with it?

Michael Greenman, Carlo Pantano, Fred Quan

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Abstract

Industrial leaders in the US have developed a project to find ways to overcome the glass's fragility and to suggest how this stronger material can be used in various applications. Instead of a decorative and visual material, glass could be used as a structural, load-bearing material material enabling more imaginative designs. It is suggested that the combination of chemical stability, optical properties and thermal insulation provides a range of design possibilities of microscopes, cameras, and other architectural materials. To further emphasizing the importance of the glass, the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) held a contest among university graduate and undergraduate students for suggesting the applications of the material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages27-28
Number of pages2
Volume28
No5
Specialist publicationGlass International
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Greenman, M., Pantano, C., & Quan, F. (2005). Stronger glass - What would we do with it? Glass International, 28(5), 27-28.