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From the sheet to the shaped piece

Large sheets of glass, divided by thickness, are moved automatically to then be subjected to a cutting system, optimised by numerical control, thanks to the use of diamond micro-tools.

In this way, the glass can be subsequently opened and sectioned by our specialised personnel. Now the glass is ready for the second processing step: the polishing of the edges.

Finishing of the edges

As soon as the sheet of glass is cut, it has rough edges, for which polishing with a succession of diamond-tipped tools (grinders) is necessary.

Rectilinear, bilateral, automatic shaping machines are only some of the machines used for this purpose. They are designed ad hoc to meet the required high quality standards.

Clean holes in every sense

While the sheets of glass are drilled through the use of numerically controlled machines, some pieces in curved glass, such as washbasins for example, are necessarily processed manually by the operator.

In any case, the water used for cooling the drilling tools (but also of all the other machines), is collected in huge decantation tanks, for a simpler waste treatment of the vitreous dust, and then treated in a suitable purification plant for reuse later.

Even this procedure demonstrates our sensitivity to a production with low environmental impact.

The sanded effect

Both as a final effect, and as base for painting, sanding is a process that makes the glass more material and interesting, being able to intervene in a gradual manner on its transparency.

In full colour

The partial or total decoration can transform the glass into a completely new and unexpected material: serigraphs using a frame or roller, painting by hand or with a robot, are ready to give you the emotion of colour in any shade you desire.

The charm of lamination

Many special decorative materials, from fabrics to ceramics, can be joined to the glass panes and coupled to obtain original decorative effects. Just let your imagination run wild!

Strength and delicacy, together.

When glass alone is not enough and we want to merge it with other elements, such as metal, wood or even to other glass, appropriate bonding techniques are necessary.

In the process, performed by personnel of vast experience, special glues are used that polymerise with ultraviolet rays.

Precision is obtained with special machines that we design and manufacture, all in order to guarantee safety and reliability over time.

Heat, inventiveness and many little secrets of the craft

The mechanical workshop, together with the furnaces department , is the heart of curvature.

Here we build the moulds around which the glass is modelled in order to take on the desired shape.

In addition to the fixed moulds, the department designs and manufactures dynamic moulds, that is, moulds that autonomously change during the curving process, for making the glass assume free and particularly complex forms. The masterly creation of a perfect mould is the true architect of the success of the product.

The stuff we are made of

Safety is everything, especially when it comes to glass. Its exposure in the furnace at a temperature of 700°C and its sudden cooling, by jets of cold air, causes a surface hardening, creating controlled tensions.

This makes the glass six times more resistant to mechanical stresses, but especially, in the case of breakage, makes it crumble into many small, harmless fragments. Tempered glass is a guarantee of safety, certified according to UNI EN 12150-1.