Fusing with float glass can be great fun. It uses
free glass, it's easy to do, and it's a terrific way
to learn how glass responds to being fired in a
kiln. There are 3 key factors to consider when
working with float:
Compatibility - all glass is compatible if
it's from the same sheet but you can't
assume any glass from any different
sheet is compatible when you mix glass
from different sheets.
Lower COE = higher temperature -
float glass varies from COE 82 to 86 and
requires a hig...
What it is
Float glass is made through a process of floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin. This produces flat sheet glass that is of a uniform thickness and free of ripples. Look around you and see how our modern urban environment depends on float glass. Pilkington patented the float process in the 1950s, and now it is the dominant process used to make almost all commercial window glass worldwide.
Float glass picks up a layer of tin on one side during manufacture. When ...