Virtual reality and new opportunitiesThe international glass industry fair Vitrum is organized between 06 October, 2015 and 09 October, 2015 in Milan, Italy.At Glaston’s stand visitors are invited to dive into the virtual reality. With the help of latest technology visitors can literally experience the future of glass tempering. Only a firm gaze and a pair of glasses are needed for this unique experience.
The other hot topic today is 3D printing. To showcase the 3D printing capabilities a 3D printed miniature model of the latest tempering line model will be seen at the stand. “3D printing is a burning issue and was also discussed during the Glass Performance Days conference, held in June this year. 3D printing is a real possibility for the industry and will eventually change the total glass production chain. 3D printing will affect manufacturing of glass processing machines and Glaston wants to be in the forefront of this development”, says Arto Metsänen, CEO and President of Glaston Corporation.
The transition into the digital era has just begun and according to Mr. Metsänen this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. “It may not be so easy for all industries to capitalize on the opportunity of digital services as intelligence has to be integrated into products and services and new business models must be created. On the other hand this gives us unexpected opportunities that we should make the most of.”
Versatile product range
Glaston’s latest tempering line Glaston FC1000™ continues FC500™ tempering line’s renowned heritage. FC1000™ meets all demands for flatter and optically flawless glass. In addition, the furnace provides a significant increase in energy efficiency and Low-E glass tempering capacity.
The intelligent GlastonInsight™ offers online process assistance to raise the glass quality to a uniform and excellent level. The product is also available as an upgrade to older tempering furnaces.
For the growing demand of laminated safety glass Glaston offers Glaston ProL™ flat laminating line that uses full convection technology to turn heat-treated and Low-E glass into high-performance laminated products.
In the automotive segment Glaston Matrix™ is a new OEM-windshield press for bending deep sags and wrap round corners to tightest tolerances and with active convection heating to enhance production of windshields with conductive or heat reflective coatings.
“Over the years, we have worked systematically to retain our technological leadership. For Glaston, this means that we focus on customer-oriented product development and we want to provide technology that keeps our customers staying ahead in their businesses”, says Arto Metsänen.
Glaston is a leading company in glass processing technologies. We provide high-quality heat treatment machines and services for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications. We are committed to our customers’ success over the entire lifecycle of our offering. Moreover, we continuously innovate and develop technologies to enable the glass processing industry to reach ever higher standards in quality and safety. Glaston's shares (GLA1V) are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.