Micro-cracks with mechanical glass cutting
Micro-cracks may develop when glass is cut mechanically. They go along with the risk of breakage of the cut glass.
This fact applies to all mechanical methods, also those the do-it-yourselfer or hobby enthusiast may apply at home. You probably know these small glass cutters used to handle thin plates.
The problem of shattering, especially with heavily stressed glass, is not the only issue. Glass requires subsequent finishing when cut mechanically. For examples, the edges must be polished by elaborate means.
This post-processing ties down resources and causes unnecessary costs. Cutting glass with a laser system is much more effective and easier for the material.
The special highlight: The glass is not damaged with this method. No subsequent finishing is therefore required. And what's more: The precision of lasers is unparalleled.