Glass as a building material has a plethora of benefits—natural lighting, rust resistance, soundproofing and more—but its flat nature requires additional materials to connect pieces, which means potential weak spots when it’s wrapped around corners. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM have changed all that thanks to the development of a process that allows glass to be bent, resulting in angular corners that are part of the glass.
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Source URL: New Laser Process Bends Glass into 90-Degree Angles
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