The Bending Technique:
The duo ovens and mechanical workshop are the essence of the bending stage.
Specialists employ concave or convex, fixed or dynamic moulds, according to the features of the piece which has to be realized.
Dynamic moulds are, from an engineering point of view, very complex and give shape to very sophisticated pieces.
During the bending process, the glass is subjected to a gradual heating process at temperatures between 500 and 600 degrees celsius.
Through the heating, the glass softens and adheres through the force of gravity to a curved mould situated on the bottom of the oven.