Recently, Tesla unveiled a new electric semi truck, complete with an “explosion-proof glass” windshield technology.

The Future of Windshield Glass Technology

Industry News

Modern windshields are typically made from a laminated safety glass. It’s comprised of two layers of glass heat pressed together with a thin layer of vinyl in between. This middle layer of windshield glass technology is what enables it to take the force of a stone without total destruction. Only …


researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany made another development—printing 3-D objects of pure glass using standard 3-D printers.

Researchers Print Pure Glass on 3-D Printer

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More than thirty years ago, Charles Hull successfully created the first 3-D printer. Known as “rapid prototyping,” Hull’s machine increased prototype production from 6-8 weeks to a matter of hours. Since then, researchers have gone on to print full-scale automobile prototype models, prosthetic limbs and even human organs. Recently, researchers at the …


Repairable transparent bulletproof armor

Scientists Unveil Repairable Transparent Bulletproof Armor

Industry News, Police Safety

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) continues to make remarkable breakthroughs in the development of bulletproof armor. This new transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor is actually a soft, rubber-like material. It is significantly lighter and maintains its clarity after being fired at better than traditional bulletproof glass without compromising its ballistic …


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Bulletproof Glass Fence Proposed Around Eiffel Tower

Industry News

The security improvements are intended to provide a more well-thought-out and permanent solution to the metal fences and temporary structures that went up in the wake of recent events. The proposed plans must be approved by two different committees, one for historical preservation and one for environmental impact. Once approved, construction could begin by the end of 2017.


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Iconic TWA Terminal Receives New Life

Architect Info, Industry News

The iconic main TWA terminal will remain intact and become a showcase element in the development of the new TWA Hotel. It will be flanked by two crescent-shaped buildings, which will be home to guest rooms, eight restaurants, and conference rooms.


Architectural Glass Takes on a New Shape

Architectural Glass Takes on a New Shape

Architect Info, Industry News

Glass has become such a common material in modern buildings, it’s often easy to forget that we are relatively early in understanding the extent of its capabilities. It wasn’t even until the early 1950s, with the development of an automated float glass manufacturing process that provided consistent high quality at a …


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The Ultimate Bulletproof Glass Test: The Ollie

Industry News

Bulletproof glass is a broad term for a transparent material that withstands the impact of various ammunition. In every case, however, it’s not 100% glass. There is bullet-resistant acrylic security glass, polycarbonate security glass and glass-clad polycarbonate. Both polycarbonate security glass and ballistic glass-clad polycarbonate are capable of withstanding higher levels …