High efficient processing of display glass for automotive applications

Thin glass with thicknesses between 0.5 and 1.1 mm is being used more and more in automotive applications. While thin glass is gaining interest in exterior glazing of cars for some time, the main driver today are displays in the interior of the car. Automotive displays require unique features of the display glass that result in special processing challenges, like complex shapes, holes and other special features. There is no “one-size-fits-all” processing strategy for thin glass used in automotive displays as different processing technologies (e.g. conventional cutting, grinding, laser processing) each have specific advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the application and the shape of the part, the different processing strategies need to be combined in an optimal way to achieve a high efficiency. The advantages and disadvantages of different processing strategies will be discussed and use-cases for thin glass processing with optimized process layouts will be presented.

Robert Prange

Dr. / Managing Director

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