Glass Fabrication

Our fabrication capabilities include:

  • Tempering from  3/16″ (5 mm) up to 3/4″ (19 mm) glass
  • Heat Strengthening 1/8″ (3 mm) glass up to 1/4″ (6 mm) glass
  • Precision Cutting
  • Straight Polishing
  • Mitered Edge
  • Drilling and Notch Cut-Outs

Custom glass fabrication is only available for Florida’s West Coast, Tampa Area, and Caribbean Island customers. We DO NOT offer custom fabricated items to Florida East Coast (including Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach).  If you are located in Florida East Coast Area we will suggest a reliable fabricator depending on your glass need.

Additionally, we offer computerized design services for custom shower enclosures, store fronts, and railings; including digital previews for customer approval.

Forvet  Francesca 16M 1600 Drilling Machine

Forvet

Forvet is a name respected all around the world for their innovative, purpose-built glass fabrication equipment. Forvet’s highly specialized machines are designed to solve some of the unique problems facing today’s glass fabricators, including rapid and precise drilling and milling (The Forvet “Francesca”). This machine have set the standard for glass processing and are the machines of choice for advanced glass fabricators.

Prized and famous, Forvet “Francesca” drilling and milling is the choice of the best glass fabricators around the world. Some of the features are: Drilling, countersinking and milling operation even on out-of-square glass; Compact structure saving space; Glass transport with dynamic vacuum system; Extra fast cycle time.

Tempering Process

Maximum Glass Size: 90” x 142”

Tempering: 3/16” (5mm) up to 3/4” (19mm) glass.

Heat Strengthening: 1/8” (3mm) up to 1/4” (6mm) glass.

Both of our Glaston RC200 glass tempering furnaces provide the best quality in tempered glass available in Florida.

This new semi-convection technology allows us to produce excellent optical quality and super flat surfaces.

W = Minimum Width must be 8 times the glass thickness.
D = Minimum Diameter must be equal or larger than glass thickness

Thickness Min Width (W)
3/16″ 1″1/2
1/4″ 2″
3/8″ 3″
1/2″ 4″
3/4″ 6″

d = Minimum distance must be 2 times the glass thickness.

Thickness Min Distance (d)
3/16″ 3/8”
1/4″ 1/2″
3/8″ 3/4″
1/2″ 1”
3/4″ 1-1/4”

a = Minimum distance must be 4 times the glass thickness.
c = Minimum distance must be 6 times the glass thickness.

Thickness a c
3/16″ 3/4″ 1-1/4”
1/4″ 1″ 1-1/2″
3/8″ 1-1/2” 2-1/4
1/2″ 2″ 3″
3/4″ 3″ 4-1/2”

A Relief cut is needed when the distance from the edge of the hole to the edge of the glass or from hole to hole is less than 2 times the glass thickness.

r = Minimum Radius must be equal or larger than glass thickness.

Thickness Min Radius (r) Ø Drill Bit
3/16″ 3/16” 3/8”
1/4″ 1/4″ 1/2″
3/8″ 3/8” 3/4″
1/2″ 1/2″ 1″
3/4″ 3/4″ 1-1/2″

Meet the following standards:

ANSI Z97.1

ASTM C1048

CPSC 16 CFR 1201