New Case Study Released

How do you know whether the cause of breakage in this non-refillable 12-ounce bottle was due to the tensile stresses being too high or whether the glass strengths were too low?

Read our just released case study entitled “Problems with Aluminum Metal in the Cullet Stream” in our Q4 e-Newsletter .

Interpreting AGR Design Reports

Join our new, free livestream event “Maximizing FEA Results: Interpreting an AGR Design Report”. This one-hour session, to be conducted on Thursday November 16 at 9 AM EST by Brad Salitrik, will walk you through the assumptions and background from which an AGR Design Report is produced. It will provide a detailed explanation of the key aspects of design, including:

Thickness Considerations
Glass strength calculations
Creation of the 3D model
FEA interpretation of Stress values
Pass levels establishment for expected loads

There is no charge for this event, as long as you are an established design customer (or plan to be). It is ideally suited for all levels in the glass industry from manufacturers, designers and fillers in the beer, soft drinks, wine and spirits industries. To find our if you qualify and to register, Contact Us 

Craziest Things in Glass Making

What is the craziest thing YOU’VE seen thrown in a glass furnace?

Watch a short video highlight of a discussion between Phil Ross, Batch and Furnace Expert, and Dr. Brandon Aldinger, AGR Senior Scientist, on what they have seen or heard of over the years on our LinkedIn page.

Interested in learning more about batch and furnace issues? Watch our full podcast with Phil here

New Podcast Episode 4 "Vertical Load Testing"

Watch our latest podcast, “Vertical Load Testing”, the fourth in our “AGR Breaks it Down” series.  The discussion focuses on the best stage to test new glass bottles for their ability to withstand vertical load stresses and what is the ideal condition of the bottle. It specifically addresses the question of whether glass bottles should be tested as the come directly out of the Lehr. 

Watch a highlight from the podcast HERE or the complete PODCAST EPISODE 4.