Technology

July 13, 2017 - AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) has announced that it will invest approximately 19 billion yen to relocate a float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility from the Jakarta Plant to the Cikampek Plant of PT Asahimas Flat Glass, Tbk (AMG). The float furnace is for manufacturing of architectural glass and mass production is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2019. The new float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility will have increased production capacity by 40% and 30% respectively, which will significantly enhance AMG’s architectural glass production.
July 13, 2017 - When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.
Pilkington MirroView has great colour with a natural, mirror-like appearance that is ideal for concealing digital displays and video screens for commercial and residential applications.
April 19, 2017 - Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) Fireframes TimberLine Series allows design professionals to bring the beautiful look of wood frames to interior glazing applications with stringent fire and life safety performance criteria. The innovative system pairs a high-strength steel sub-frame with a real-wood veneered metal cover cap. The result is slender fire-rated frames that capture the rich, warmth of wood, enable tall spans and serve as a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Guardian Glass is pleased to announce that Darijo Babic has been named Director, Key Commercial Projects, North America. Babic will work with Guardian’s channel partners, fabricators, project glaziers and architects to grow Guardian SunGuard® architectural glass business on commercial building projects.
Feb. 23, 2017 - Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has selected its Wichita Falls plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America. Groundbreaking is slated for April.
July 13, 2017 - Effective Monday, March 13th the new Alumicor facility is open at 24 Gloria McCluskey Avenue, Dartmouth, NS, B3B 2C2.
July 12, 2017 - Alumicor is happy to announce the addition of the combination Splice and T Anchor to the ThermaWall 2600 and VersaWall 2500 curtain wall systems.
April 19, 2017 - Mario Lemay came full circle as he returned to the field March 1st as Regional Sales Manager for the northern shore of Montreal up to Abitibi, serving architects and dealers. 
April 19, 2017 - Mario Savoie joined Alumicor on Monday March 20, 2017 in the position of Vice-President and Regional General Manager – Eastern Region. 
Mar. 9, 2017 -  Linetec continues to expand capacity and add new jobs to support the market's increased demand for high-quality finishes and high-performance architectural metal products. Part of the latest job growth is a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department.
Dow Corning 121 structural glazing sealant answers the challenges facade contractors and manufacturers face with the slow cure of one-part sealants, mixing of multipart sealants and limited movement capability of tapes. Dow Corning 121 is ideal for assembly, installation or repair of structurally glazed glass and other substrates.
Feb. 23, 2017 - Due to the positive growth and expansion of the Biesse brands across the globe, Biesse and Intermac America have restructured the Service Manager responsibilities in order to provide our customers the best possible support. With machine order volumes consistently rising, Biesse Group established two separate Service Managers, a crucial addition to the Service Department, each focusing on distinct divisions.
Nov. 3, 2016 - HHH Tempering Resources, Inc. (HHH) has announced the addition of John Krahel to its technical team. Krahel joins the team as asenior technician based in Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 25, 2016 - In 2016, the LiSEC service and training teams have moved into a new building, which was officially opened on April 29th. The employees of the departments service and assembly did not only get a new home, LiSEC will from now on hold high-quality courses on state-of-the-art plants for customers and its own staff in this new building.
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April 7, 2016 - Fonon Corporation has unveiled ten major updates to the Titan family of large, flat-bed multipurpose laser cutting machines, integrating multiple subsystems and introducing several evolutionary improvements which increase end-user productivity, lower costs over time, minimize the Titan’s floor space footprint and reduce its power consumption.
Long track recordbarkow.comSince 1879, F. Barkow Inc. has been building high-quality exterior and interior glass racks. The product line now covers racks for cargo vans and pickup trucks all the way up to semi-trucks and trailers. Barkow’s fully-welded, high-quality, high-performance products are built to safely transport glass and built to last. All Barkow glass carriers are custom-built by hand and are available in aluminum, high-tensile steel or stainless steel.  Stainless steel is more durable than steel or aluminum and is virtually maintenance-free. Barkow’s glass racks are now engineered and designed to fit the new generation of cargo vans, the Ford Transit, the Dodge ProMaster and the Nissan NV. The new vans are modeled after the original European design of the Sprinter and offer fuel-efficient V6 engines to complement the aerodynamic aesthetics. The glass racks designed for these newer vans feature the following: four Stake-Loc self-locking stakes that automatically self-lock into the ledgeboard for safe glass transportation; 24-inch lower splash panels to protect glass from debris during transportation; “B” load-holding slats that allow for the use of straps; and lower mount bars to stabilize the bottom of the glass rack. These features are exclusively designed for added safety and protection while transporting glass. Advanced control systemerdmanautomation.comThe Erdman Hand Assist glazing/back bedding table offers a state-of-the-art servo control system using Erdman’s fluid metering technologies to provide a consistent-diameter bead of sealant to your product at speeds up to 30 inches per second. This machine control will allow any operator to reliably and consistently apply a properly proportioned bead of sealant. Hand Assists are available to perform hot, cold or two-part glazing and can be set up for bead sizes from .06 up to .5 inches diameter. The Hand Assist uses hardware and software brands recognized around the world. Using the Hand Assist, almost anyone can realize professional glazing results in minutes. The table reduces waste by up to 85 per cent and cleanup time as much as 95 per cent. The Hand Assist also reduces rejections due to improper bedding or glazing. Custom models, configurations and sizes are available.New mobile liftersergorobotic.comErgo Robotic Solutions, a manufacturer of glass handling and installation machines in Queensbury, N.Y., has added two new models to its product line-up: the GM 800 and the GM 1200. Built upon the popular workhorse design, the GM 2000-12, the new smaller machines deliver the same reliability, manoeuverability and versatility of their larger counterpart in a smaller form with more affordable pricing. The GM 800 has a lift capacity of 800 pounds and can lift a load to a height of 10 feet to the center of the lift hub. The GM 1200 has a lift capacity of 1,200 pounds and can lift a load to a height of 11 feet. The standard-powered articulations include three boom movements and both vertical and horizontal tilt. Optional add-on power articulations include lateral side shift, rotation, and “EZ Pick”, an Ergo Robotic Solutions innovation for picking up and placing a load in one smooth movement. Visitors to ergorobotic.com can watch a video of a GM 800 performing an outside installation from the inside on a mocked-up wall with ease. The GM 1200 and the GM 2000-12 can all perform the same operation in exactly the same fashion.Power loss warningwpg.comThe Premium edition of Wood’s Powr-Grip’s popular P1 channel lifter now features a dual vacuum system and power loss warning buzzer for added safety, a high-flow vacuum pump and blow-off for greater productivity, and reduced power consumption for extended time on the jobsite. Powr-Grip’s channel lifters are comprised of one or more pad channels for gripping loads plus interchangeable lift frames for rotating and tilting materials. These vacuum lifters may be ordered as complete units or as individual components to expand existing channel lifter systems. Lift frames are available in single-channel or double-channel styles. Pad channels can be switched from one frame to another in minutes. Hydrostatic driveglgcan.comWith the front twin-wheels, and hydrostatic drive, the GlasLift 550/1212 from GLG can operate in all kinds of terrains. The machine lifts 550 kg from floor level up to four meters in a fully parallel operation, offering 430 mm of boom extension. The GlasLift 550/1212 can reduce labor and Workers Compensation costs with increased jobsite productivity and reduced workforce fatigue. The lifter is easily transportable, capable of fitting into jobsite elevators. Precision controls allow millimeter positioning accuracy. The machine weighs 1,450 kg with a maximum width of 46 inches, minimum length of 90 inches and minimum height of 56 inches. The wheels are filled with rubber foam. The GlasLift carries a charge current of 110 or 220 V with 12 2 V batteries. Charging time is approximately five hours with up to 16 hours autonomy. Adjustable rackstheglassrackingcompany.comThe Contractor Glazing Truck from The Glass Racking Company features a 14-foot-long body designed for service companies and companies that require transportation of glass and windows to sites for installation. The Contractor body features a lockable front storage area and a rear bed with a secure-strap glass retaining system. The external racks are fully adjustable in height on the passenger side and allow for glass or windows up to 10 feet high to be transported. All glass racks supplied by the The Glass Racking Company come complete with a full set of spring-loaded external load-retention stakes for load securing.   View the embedded image gallery online at: https://www.glasscanadamag.com/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=10&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleria6a0dea5374
June 15, 2017 - Sparklike Oy has launched their new web pages under the familiar domain: www.sparklike.com. According to Sparklike Oy, who is the world’s first and only developer and manufacturer of non-destructive insulating gas fill analyzers, the goal for the updated web pages was to offer even easier access to product information regarding the new devices and services within the Sparklike Laser product line™. Also, to further demonstrate the look and feel of the devices, Sparklike has added new high quality videos on their web page.
Nov. 11, 2014 - Effective immediately, Azon will no longer produce the warm-edge spacer product Warm-Light for insulating glass.
Fenzi North America has added Fenzi Poliver Polyurethane to its list of IG sealants.
The Erdman 400 Series spacer applicator introduces a new level of automation to the insulating glass industry.
Fenzi North America has added to its product base with the addition of Fenzi Hotver 2000, a one-part hot-melt butyl specially formulated to give insulating glass units the best mechanical properties to last longer in the field.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will be releasing a new document to assist the industry in providing the proper technical procedures for multiple-cavity insulating glass units.
Mar. 10, 2016 - ​​​Fonon Corporation has introduced its Bulk-To-Shape technology, an umbrella of 3D printing technologies representing a transformational approach to industrial, application-specific metal additive manufacturing. The new technology enables manufacturers to reliably integrate 3D metal printing into full production environments, and demonstrates a potentially disruptive key shift in industrial manufacturing.
Feb. 25, 2016 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum and ARCOM have announced a partnership that will incorporate CRL-U.S. Aluminum products into MasterSpec.
Aug. 11, 2015 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum is making it easier for the A & D community to incorporate its glazing systems into their Autodesk Revit or AutoCAD building models. Using the Autodesk Seek platform, they can now download CRL-U.S. Aluminum Building Information Modeling (BIM) files, giving them the ability to work faster and with more confidence. Because BIM files give detailed digital representations of the company's glazing systems, CRL aims to create a reliable resource for making key product decisions.
INVIEW labs has announced the availability of UNIFI 1.6, the only cloud-based BIM content management platform. This revolutionary platform has transformed how architectural and engineering firms approach BIM content distribution. Tailored specifically around the building design software Autodesk Revit, UNIFI is built to accommodate user workflows and streamline global access to design content.
June 3, 2015 - Architects, designers, and contractors can now download Viracon’s updated glass product files for the Autodesk Revit building design software. Viracon is pleased to announce its updates, along with a new video that showcases the benefits of utilizing the updated files as a component in the glass selection and specification process.
Sept. 17, 2014 - Metal fabrication and construction companies cut structural linear material on a regular basis. The majority of cutting operations are done in the most traditional manner when the cutting blade is perpendicular to the material with a 90-degree angle between the blade and the material itself.
Dec. 14, 2016 -  EVERLAM has commenced construction of its future international headquarters, located in Mechelen, where its head office, customer & technical service and R&D/innovation center will be located.
Dec. 14, 2016 - Described by Dezer Developments and the Porsche Design Group as ‘engineered luxury’, the $560 million Porsche Design Tower is a 57 storey ultra-luxury structure occupying 2.2 acres (8,900 m2 ) of beachfront land on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Aug. 11, 2016 - Dymax Corporation has introduced the BlueWave MX-150 - a new smaller LED spot-curing system with unique curing flexibility. The system can be used as a bench-top unit or integrated into an automated system, and its LED emitters are available in 365, 385, or 405 nm wavelengths.
May 5, 2016 - SolarWindow Technologies has announced that performance tests of its transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass and flexible plastics have produced favorable outcomes for glass-to-glass lamination processes. The test results are especially promising for expanding the application of SolarWindow coatings beyond standard window glass to include high-performance laminated glass – a fast growing segment of the commercial and architectural glass market.
March 19, 2015 - Linetec expands its palette of texture finish colors that mimic the look and feel of natural terra cotta to include 10 new hues. The finish utilizes a 70% PVDF resin-based coating to achieve the highest levels of performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.
April 7, 2014 - Viracon has introduced VRE-65 – the latest addition to its lineup of high-performance glass coatings. With this addition, Viracon offers a tool for designers and architects to balance aesthetics, natural light and solar heat gain while enhancing energy performance. VRE-65 achieves this balance through maintenance of Light to Solar Gain (LSG) ratios from 1.25 to 1.80.

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