An ideal one-day introduction for those new to working with glass. This course is designed to give delegates a broad understanding of glass as a material – including raw materials, manufacture, processing, use, the properties of glass and its environmental impact. It combines both theory and practical sessions including giving delegates the opportunity to form their own glass product using our on-site glass melting facilities.
The course is delivered in an informative, interactive, format by specialists in their respective fields. Key topics from manufacture, processing and fundamental chemistry to glass properties, defects and failure are covered in an accessible format – making this an ideal introduction for anyone working in glass or otherwise dealing with glass products or issues.
Places are strictly limited in order to encourage an informal atmosphere, increased levels of interaction and participation, hands-on practical sessions and opportunities for delegates to focus on examples specific to their own areas of work and experience.
Whether delegates design, make, source, sell or reuse glass, this course will provide them with the understanding to improve their work with this complex material.
This course is available to individual organisations, associations and consortiums – please enquire if you would like a course for your own company or team.
What you will learn about:
Introduction to the glass sector
Glass forming processes
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.
Forming a glass object
Testing glass products for strength
Identifying different types of glass to remove contaminants from glass collected for recycling
Experimenting with different glass coatings to observe the effect these have on the glass product.
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The cost of this course is £650+VAT per delgate.
What our course delegates think:
The technical knowledge and explanations imparted were excellent…
The technical knowledge and explanations imparted were excellent. It tested my brain and I definitely came away with a greater appreciation for glass. I’d like to thank the speakers - a super effort on their part.