Precision High Temperature Furnace for The Glass Industry

Innovative Glass Forming Solutions For The Glass Industry

Your Experts For Forming Of Thin Glass

•  Development of a suitable forming process for existing or planned glass components
•  Validation of planned processes on a test bench
•  Design of the optimized production machine for the developed process


Limitation of Existing Technology

There is increasing demand worldwide for thin glasses in technically more and more demanding shapes and thicknesses (e.g. as cover glasses for the automotive and consumer electronics markets). Equipment currently used for the production of such 3D formed glasses is reaching its process-related limits.

•Limited form accuracy
•Limited shape complexity
•Long process times, often manual post processing (polishing) necessary
•Occupation of many forming tools

•Lack of scalability

ARC’s solutions for the glass industry

ARC’s innovative solutions are based on German High Technology from Vitrum Technologies - a spin-off company of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, it can address a wide portfolio of manufacturing processes for thin glass processing.

•  Our 4 in 1 system technology offers extensive possibilities to design an individual system for you and your products. The four technologies include, in particular, the hot forming processes:
•  Gravity slumping
•  Vacuum-assisted slumping
•  Deep drawing
•  Press bending

The special feature is the use of a non-isothermal process control in which the glass can be heated in parallel and independently of the molding tools. This allows cycle times and the required number of molds to be significantly reduced. The result is cost-effective and fast manufacturing processes for mass production.


4-in-1 Features


  • Gravity Slumping
  • Vacuum-assisted Slumping
  • Press Bending
  • Deep Drawing
  • Serving of High Quantities
  • High System Flexibility
  • Environmental-Friendly Production

  • Application of Isothermal and Non-Isothermal Temperature Process Control

  • Cost-efficient and Fast Production Process
  • No Post Processing (Grinding or Polishing) after Hot Forming Necessary

  • Smart HMI and I4.0 Interface

  • Fast Ramp-Up During Process Development
  • Fast Error Detection and Removal

  • Double Furnace Design

  • Further Reduction of Cycle Time
  • Increase of Mold Tool Lifetime

•  Automatic loading/unloading
•  Process validation
•  Machine and plant engineering
•  Industry 4.0 Integration