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  • 16 Sep 2020

Differences between Glass Manufacturing and Glass Fabrication

Let’s Take a quick read to know the major differentiating aspects of glass manufacturing and glass fabrication.

Oxford defines ‘manufacture’ as “make The making of articles on a large scale using machinery.” While, ‘fabricate’ word has been defined as “construct or manufacture (an industrial product), especially from preparing components.

At INTERGLASS CO. LLC, we concentrate on glass fabrication rather than manufacturing services. Now let’s take a look what makes the processes of both glass manufacturing and glass fabrication different from each other.

Glass Manufacturing Process

Glass manufacturing has been around for thousands of years going all the way back to ancient bronze age. Although modern methods have changed the way companies produce glass since it was discovered in ancient areas of Persia and Egypt, but the concept is relatively unchanged.

The common process involves using sand consisting of silica, soda ash and lime is heated to extreme temperatures, and then is allowed to cool down and be shaped into almost any form by either blowing or pouring into pre-fabricated molds.

Different types of Glass

Glass is categorised into different type based on its chemical composition. Following are some of the most common glass types.

  • Soda Lime Glass
  • Lead Glass
  • Borosilicate
  • Aluminosilicate
  • High Silica Glass
  • Fused Quartz

Glass Fabrication

Once the glass manufacturer designs and manufactures the glass, it comes to INTERGLASS facility where we fabricate it to customer specifications.

The methods we use for fabricating glass are completely different than the methods the manufacturer uses to manufacture the glass. Depending on the requirements, glass fabrication can involve a variety of processes including engineering, machining, processing and other techniques.
Some of the most common methods include:

  • Tempering
  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Drilling
  • Laminating
  • Insulating
  • Polishing
  • Bending
  • Etching

The glass fabrication and Processing industry in UAE is constantly innovating and improving with endless possibilities. If you are looking for customized fabricated glass for your home or business, contact INTERGLASS CO LLC. We work with manufacturers to personalize your glass the way you want.

To find out more about our products and services, call us today at +971 6 748 4004 or message us on our contact page.


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