Saturday 20th July, 2019
This year the National Glass Centre in Sunderland turned 21. The Centre chronicles the introduction of glass-making to Britain in the seventh century to its ubiquitous presence in our daily lives.
Glass manufacturing has evolved throughout the ages, with today’s advances in glass technology stretching the versatility of glass to its limits and allowing for ever more innovative applications. One of the more recent developments in glass processing is the use of computer numerical control (CNC) technology to cut glass to size.
CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software governs the movement of the glass-cutting tools. CNC software is programmed to convert design requirements into numbers which then determine the position of the glass cutter. The process all but eradicates human error, thereby minimising the possibility of costly mistakes. The result is glass cut to any size or shape with precision and to the highest quality.
Tufwell Glass uses the latest in CNC technology to create stunning visual effects as well as practical and functional glass products for use in both the workplace and home. The process is ideal for use with bespoke designs and produces a uniquely finished glass product which combines well with other modern materials and finishes. For example:
Made-to-measure contemporary glass furniture can add a touch of class and style to your home or office. Whether you require elegant glass shelving or a magnificent glass table, Tufwell can use CNC technology to customise these individual pieces to your specification in finish, size and colour.
Tufwell’s CNC glass processing can cut balustrade glass to surround staircases in any shape or finish, including curved glass. Glass balustrade systems can be frameless or include vertical steel posts, blending seamlessly into their surrounding décor.
Tufwell can create glass worktops in a range of standard thickness, all of which can be shaped using CNC technology to meet your requirements. Glass worktops provide a flat surface, easy to maintain and able to withstand pressures from heat and impact, making them particularly suited for commercial settings.
Whatever your glass requirements for your workplace or home, call Tufwell Glass today on 01293 533 533 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how its CNC technology can make the seemingly impossible possible.