This course is designed to give delegates a broad understanding of glass as a material covering manufacture, properties, uses and environmental impacts.
The course combines both theoretical and practical sessions where delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Help make their own glass object
- Test glass products for strength
- Attempt to identify different types of glass to remove contaminants from glass collected for recycling
- Experiment with different glass coatings to see the effect these have on the glass product.
- Introduction to the glass sector
- Glass forming
- Properties and uses of glass
- Inspection and quality control
- Glass batch and melting
- Common glass defects and their causes
- Glass furnaces and melting technology
- Surface protection and coatings
In this Section
Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Shut yer gob': a molten lump of glass is called a 'gob' to which the glass blower attached a tube to blow the glass into shape. The blower had to blow hard which made his cheeks very large. Today someone with a big mouth is told they have a big gob.