What is the difference between wet and dry clamping of laminated glass? When laminated parts are made of multiple layers of material, the use of wet fixtures can improve the overall quality of the finished product. It also produces thinner glue lines and fewer voids due to its even clamping pressure. This method allows for even bonding between different layers and allows for a wider selection of materials. Mechanical clamping, on the other hand, applies pressure only to the concentrated area of the joint, resulting in damage to the core material. It also requires the use of additional adhesive in areas where pressure is not sufficient to hold the laminate together.
If wet clamps are used, pressure and temperature must be balanced to achieve even adhesion. Laminating is a complex process and professionals need to understand the pitfalls and challenges involved. The goal is to achieve a stable, smooth and reliable laminating process resulting in the highest quality final product.
Laminated glass is commonly used in car windshields and sunroofs. It is also used for photovoltaic panels, UV protection and artistic expression. It is also used for curtain walls and exterior buildings in hurricane-resistant areas.
The vacuum filling process is a cleaner process that eliminates the need to manually saturate the laminate. This method is also safer because it produces less resin fumes. The resin fumes are contained in the resin reservoir. However, it is best to use a well-ventilated room and proper safety equipment.
The filling process requires higher vacuum pressure. However, the amount of epoxy used is the same as the vacuum bag repair. The process also requires more resin because it requires additional resin to fill the feed lines and barrels. The extra resin also prevents air from entering the parts and causing leaks.
Another difference between the laminated glass wet and dry jig methods is the process of clamping the parts together. In vacuum bags, the pressure is applied by the atmosphere, but the components remain in place while the epoxy cures. The vacuum bag method is most suitable for laminating parts made of a variety of materials.