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Glass science at the holiday dinner table: How Corelle dishes are made

By April Gocha / December 23, 2014

If you drop Corelle dishes, these tough-yet-delicate place settings are likely to bounce instead of break—thanks to three layers of laminated glass called Vitrelle.

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Videos of the Week: Manufacturing of mirrors, marbles

By / June 23, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u03S1Nmslw4 preview=force] “Mirrors” is my all time favorite How It’s Made video, with a close second being “Marbles,” shown below. The manufacturing of these glass objects entail complicated processes, documented in these great episodes. Run times: 5-6 min. [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0D-i_oKvKQ preview=force]

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Video of the week: Solar panel production

By / March 24, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYeynLy6pj8 preview=force] Here at CTT we write a lot about solar panel production and implementation, but have you ever wondered how solar panels are actually manufactured? Yet another great episode of Science Channel’s How It’s Made shows exactly what goes into the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels. (FYI, tomorrow’s episode is about hot dogs. Tune…

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Video of the week – Making glass fiber for fiber-optic applications

By / May 28, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/making_fiber_optics.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/making_fiber_optics.jpg}]   Prepared by the “How It’s Made” group at the Discovery Channel, this video is an introductory look at the fundamentals of preparing, coating, drawing and annealing the thin threads of glass used in fiber optics.

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