Glass fabrication with CNC machining technology has made it possible to produce toughened glass pieces that can be used as armor against bullets and blasts. An armor glass has many uses in addition to making bullet-proof vehicles.
Let’s understand the process of fabricating glasses and their uses
- Military vehicles
Trucks and jeeps used by soldiers have toughened windshields and window panes. These windshields can withstand close-range fires and heavy blasts. They will remain firm even in heavy firing. Also, they provide clear views so the driver and passenger have a clear view of the road and surrounding area. Outsiders can see the passengers but they can’t hit the passengers. The toughened glass will protect the passengers.
- Civilian vehicles
Bulletproof glass is used in civilian vehicles used by business leaders and heads of state. These SUVs look simple from the outside but they are well protected with heavy metal and transparent armor. Bulletproofing an SUV can add a little weight to the vehicle but adding a toughened windshield prevents the vehicles from becoming bulky.
- Architectural glass
Concrete buildings can provide a sense of safety but they can’t help in saving energy. For example, you will need lighting solutions and air conditioning to light the interior and make it comfortable. It is where you can take advantage of architectural glass. If the exterior of the building is made of fabricated glass, it can provide natural light and control climate as well.
Using anti-ballistic glass for architecture is a great idea. It will beautify the building, provide added safety from bullets and blasts, allow natural light to travel inside, and help in controlling climate. Also, you can turn the glass opaque so you can keep the interior safe from envious eyes. Since the glass is toughened, you need not worry about its safety or upkeep.
- Glass doors
The glass used for making doors and window panes is fabricated for tough use. The advantage of toughened glass is it provides both safety and transparency. For example, it can’t be forced open as it can’t be broken even with bullets. Also, it will improve the acoustics of the interior. You can maintain peace and privacy in the interior.
Armor glass has multiple uses in the security and automobile sectors. The construction and architectural industry has also recognized the advantages of fabricated glass. Today toughened glass is widely used in designing safety products like ballistic shields and environment-friendly edifices.