Read Consulting has extended experience in glass processing. This includes tool selection, tool setup and process monitoring. All aspects of grinding and polishing of glass have been studied. This includes the damage depth of various grinding and lapping processes.
Read Consulting was asked to determine the cause of cracking of glass swimming pool tiles. After construction and filling of a new pool, many glass tiles were cracked. For example, there were 1072 glass tiles on one wall were found to be cracked. Cause of Failure: The tiles cracks initiated on the scribed edges. The […]
A tempered glass shower door failed. Read Consulting was asked to determine the cause of failure. The door hung from a rail on two rollers. The glass is suspended by four holes in the glass through which 4 bolts are inserted. Each bolt was properly isolated from the glass by plastic inserts. Even so, the […]
Glass Expert at Read Consulting performed a glass fracture analysis on an automobile side window that failed spontaneously. It is important to note that auto side windows are made of thermally tempered glass. Below is a photograph of the failed window taken at the origin. This window failure was caused by a nickel sulfide particle […]
Glass Expert at Read Consulting performed a glass failure analysis on a broken wine bottle. The objective was to determine the root cause of the bottle failure.Markings on the fracture surfaces (Wallner Lines) were used to trace back to the fracture origin to determine the cause of failure. Conclusion: The cork extraction force combined […]