Glass forming

Layers for glass forming

Microstructured glass, manufactured by hot embossing, using textured and coated tools
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Microstructured glass, manufactured by hot embossing, using textured and coated tools

Surfaces of tools - for the shaping of hot glass - are exposed to specific thermal, chemical and mechanical stress. The operational behaviour of such tools can be significantly improved by a suitable coating.