Glass processing with laser technology
High-speed laser drilling
© Issue No 10/2017 in the magazine "glaswelt" (page 114)
Until a few years ago, laser technology was regarded as too exotic, especially in glass finishing: too expensive and too complicated, was the main tenor. Many glass processing companies also saw little customer demand for laser-finished glass panes. Read here why this has changed today and how lasers are now economically viable for use in glass drilling.
Laser ESG now authorized under DIN EN 12150
In December 2015, the DIN EN 12150-1 has caused uncertainty for surface editing of tempered safety glass. According to the new norm, surface treatment of this glass type, such as sandblasting, etching or laser cutting, after the tempering process is no longer allowed.
CERION could demonstrate by tests of glass sheets in the four-point bending test, that criticized weakening of the glass by the laser processing is fully controllable and therefore reproducible. A minimum strength for thermally toughened glass (ESG u. ESG-H) from the thickness 6mm is guaranteed for CERION only, now presented by the general official approval.
Therefore, our cerilas laser process of CERION is the only processing technology, which is approved after the tempering process!
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CERION archieves legal security: Tempered safety glass (ESG u. ESG-H) with 6 mm thickness which has been laserd on the surface after tempering by the cerilas preocess has been officially approved by the German authority (DIBt), to meet the strict requirements of the European norm DIN EN 12150.
By four point bending tests of lasered glass after tempering, CERION could prove, that a weakening of the glass exists but this is controllable - and much more important - reproducible, that tempered safety glass still has a thoughness of at least 90 N/mm². This value is for example the same used as a minimum stability of ornament glass, used in the industry since decades for doors and room separation walls.
This generates a significant competitive advantage!
It is the details which fascinate: The lines of a face, the surfaces and wrinkles, the impressing amount of shades. In
combination with well-placed LEDs, laser portraits on glass convey a direct sense of depth.
For many years, Erich Städing, the owner of Glaswerkhaus, has concentrated on capturing artistically demanding pictures
on glass. “The great challenge is the perfect harmony of all details.” The results speak for themselves: They can be seen
at various exhibitions from Berlin, via Offenbach as far as Erich Städing’s home town Hasbergen near Osnabrück.
For two and a half years now, Erich Städing has been working with the CERION c-vertica-s. The largest laser picture
ever made by ahim has impressive dimensions: 2400 by 1650 millimetres. “It is a razor-sharp portrait.” Städing also attributes
his success to the excellent support provided by CERION laser GmbH. “Not only at the beginning. The CERION
machines have a 100 percent quality, are cheap to operate and very reliable.”
Glass engraved on the surface with CERION laser technology adds stunning innovative highlights to buildings because of the light scattering effect on the lasered structures.
This innovative way of surface illumination was optimized by Isophon Glas GmbH and is marketed under the name of paralite®.
The glass was structured on a c-vertica from CERION to produce a homogeneous luminance.
The paralite® system works with LED edge lighting which is normally added only via one edge yet is able to achieve outstanding luminance and light distribution.
These objects designed with innovative light beautifully demonstrate the unique options of laser finishing of glass.
The lounge of Hockey Club Davos designed with laser finishing.
The subsurface-engraved glass gives the new VIP lounge of Hockey Club Davos an exciting touch.
The glass was manufactured by Quendoz Glas AG in Schlieren/Switzerland on a c-vertica from CERION.
A low-iron white glass was engraved and additionally backed by digital imprinted glass.
The ice block appearance is impressively enhanced by LED lighting around the edges which creates an extraordinary atmosphere in the whole room.
A ambitious and exclusive project which beautifully presents the unique possibilities of laser-finished glass.
fensterbau-frontale 2014 follow-up report
Cerion GmbH's participation in the fensterbau-frontale trade fair in March in Nuremberg was a full success.
We were able to sell 5 c-vertica laser machines already at the trade fair.
The laser technology developed by Cerion is increasingly appreciated in the glass industry.
We were especially delighted by the follow-up order of one of our customers who ordered the second c-vertica 180 only 10 months after commissioning his first unit.
The fact that one of the orders was placed by a glass processing company from Vietnam was another reason to rejoice.
With strong annual growth rates "Made in Germany" quality and innovative production technology are already very important there as well.
Innovative laser technology for glass processing.
Dear customers and friends of Cerion GmbH,
After Cerion GmbH was founded in 2002, we are now able to look back on 12 years of our company's history.
And, finally, there is the first newsletter from Cerion!
We have talked about if we really wanted to publish a newsletter internally for a long time.
After all, there are already many news sheets from other companies and we all suffer from an excess of information these days.
However, we have now decided to produce one.
Since everyone has a choice – either read it, or delete it.
We have set ourselves the target of improving the communication with our customers and prospective customers and will now publish our Cerion news four times each year.