El tensiómetro o polariscopio consiste en una luz muy suave y dos filtros polarizados.
Esto lo haremos utilizando un trozo de 20x10cm aproximadamente del vidrio a testar, al cual le cortamos un trozo de una esquina creando un chaflán, este trocito de vidrio lo colocamos encima del base para testar, dejando una distancia de unos 2 centímetros aproximadamente desde el canto del vidrio. Después colocará unos trocitos de los vidrios a probar cortado en forma triangular, haciendo coincidir vértices de varios trozos en un mismo punto. Colocará la pieza adecuadamente en el horno, esto es respetando unos 5cm del perímetro del horno hacia dentro y utilizará un programa con un recocido adecuado al grueso testado.
Se coloca un filtro polarizado encima del foco de luz del tensiómetro y el otro filtro encima de este. Lo rotará suavemente hacia la derecha o la izquierda hasta que la luz se vuelva oscura. Con el filtro superior en esta posición colocará el vidrio entre ambos para comprobar tensiones. A través del tensiómetro o polariscopio y para dar como compatible el vidrio, la luz oscura debe verse sin alteraciones; es decir, sin destellos blancos.
Las tensiones se manifiestan normalmente con destellos blancos alrededor de los vidrios testados, como si fuese una corona del sol durante un eclipse. Si hay destellos, hay tensiones, por lo tanto incompatibilidad. Si la luz oscura NO se altera es compatible.
Para el correcto diagnóstico deberá utilizar el tensiómetro o polariscopio con muy poca luz ambiente o en una habitación poco iluminada.
Puede aparecer una mínima luminosidad alrededor de los vidrios que valoraremos como tensiones admisibles. Los vidrios que son compatibles con el vidrio base utilizado, suelen ser compatibles entre sí. Para corroborar que el teste ha sido correcto, la pieza de la esquina del vidrio base que hemos colocado encima debe verse inalterada. Ningún vidrio es incompatible consigo mismo.
Si usted tiene dudas, envíenos su vidrio y lo testaremos en nuestro laboratorio sin coste alguno para usted.
¿Has visitado ya nuestra tienda online? Sorpréndete con lo fácil que es encontrar todo lo que necesitas.
Have you ever visited our online shop? Surprise yourself with how easy that is to find everything you need.
The Flosing Star Plaque is a new line of glass for stained-glass window, with the peculiarity that can be used the same glass for different techniques: Tiffany + Stained Glass + Grisaille + Fusing compatible with float and Flosing Glass.
Extraordinary One Layer Colour Glass !
Featuring the ability to remove very specific areas of the coloured glass by sandblasting or acid etching the areas you would like to make clear, resulting in an enormuous amount of desing combinations and posibilities.
El Flosing Star Plaqué es una nueva línea de vidrio para vidriera, con la peculiaridad que puede utilizarse, el mismo vidrio, para diferentes técnicas ya sea para la realización de Vidrios Emplomados + Pintado con Grisalla + Tiffany así como para Fusing, siendo compatible tanto con vidrio float como con nuestra gama de productos Flosing.
Se trata de un vidrio de capa o plaqué, el cual permite reservar zonas de color e incoloras con técnicas de grabado para así eliminar el color en las zonas que deseemos, según nuestro diseño.
Hacer un bloque de vidrio es relativamente sencillo. Nosotros lo hacemos en una sola hornada utilizando FLOSING GLASS.
Preparamos un molde confeccionado con fibras cerámicas, las cuales tratamos para endurecerlas y darles consistencia. Después solo hay que pensar en el diseño…
Trend and fashion show different ways of working with a product, in order to find all different effects and differenciate from the rest. It is a benchmark and difference within our sector.
Today, we want to speak a little bit about glass textures.
We know that glass is brightness, transparency, clarity, light,… but we can mold it in order to achieve an infinity of effects and textures.
In Vidriarte, we have created a new range of products unique and artisan, where glass and textures requires a special leadership.
Textures in glass can be molded with different techniques: with ceramic or inox moulds, ceramic paper, fibers,… and as news, we can work with the textures with the new FLOSING PLUS Shelf Primer.
The difference between our Flosing Plus and the rest of similar products, is the easy way to apply it. We spread it directly on the base of the kiln, drawing the textures we would like to have.
With the same Shelf Primer, and taking into account their characteristics, we can produce Texturised art-works as shown, or work with TRANSPARENT FUSING ART-WORKS.
The peculiarity of this product is the BRIGHTNESS and CLARITY of the final art-work.
We are talking about an easier and cheaper way to produce GLASS ARTISAN TEXTURES.
Here you can find below a demo video about how to apply textures and the wide range of possibilities that offer.
We take advantage of this post to communicate you that at the beginning of march, we will have our new ONLINE SHOP: shop.vidriarte.com that you will be able to find as well in our website www.vidriarte.com
“The Temptations of Saint Anthony” Stained Glass Art-Work made by Vidriarte students will be installed in the hermitage of “San Anton” in Villena.
The stained glass work has been donated by Vidriarte S.L. and manufactured by the unemployed that participate in the Artistic Glass Course within the training programme from the spanish Employment Department Servef.
The central motif of the art-work is San Anton (Sain Anthony), praying and surrounded by animals; a cock, a dog and a boar with its piglets. 17 Stars shine in a night where we can find 2 demons with 2 temptations each one.
On one hand, one demon with a roman scepter and a crown that symbolizes the mightiness temptation, on the other hand a goblet with treasures that symbolizes the wealthness temptation.
On the other hand, a demon with bare breasts as lustfulness temptation, and a laurel wreath in a hand that symbolizes the triumph temptation.
In the manufacturing of the stained glass art-work, we have used our new range of glass FLOSING STAR PLAQUE, that has been made by the I+D+i of Vidriarte company and are manufactured in the installations of the company in Villena.
Six teachers (Araceli Hernández Durá, Alfredo Hernández, Antonio Estevan, Vigente Ugeda, Saúl Estevan, Francisco Hernández) and fourteen students have invested more than 500 hours in 6 months to learn all different float glass decoration techniques, with the result of the art-work you can see in this article.
In an artisan sector as antique as this one, it is important to pass the legacy and to educate and train other artisans and students in the manufacturing of stained glass and fusing art-works.
It is a profession where it is very important the continuity and to take advantage of the opportunity to see other artisans working so we can exchange and provide know-how in this interesting world of the coloured glass.
From here, we invite you all to visit “The Temptations of San Anton” art-work in the hermitage of San Anton, Villena.
We are finishing now the year but we keep improving.
As objective for this coming 2014, we have created a new WEBSITE, www.vidriarte.com, adapted to this new period,
with the possibility to visualise and access to all Vidriarte catalogues.
We would like that you follow our blog and social media accounts.
Later on, but not less important, we will introduce our new online shop, with new products, adapted to your necessities. In an effort to reach everyone, we will include new Flosing glass sheets sizes, added to the already existing ones. (Flosing Glass Sheets standard: 1600×600 and 800×600 mm. New size: 400×300 mm)
We leave you the article prepared by our friends from the specialised glass magazine Vidrioperfil: Read articles
Vidriarte renews their website and launches the new Blog
Vidriarte has renovated their new web www.vidriarte.com, in which it shows the wide range and offer of flosing glass for fusing and stained glass in a dynamic and easy way.
The new website has a very attractive design, visual and with samples of different projects as a way to introduce the main news of the company in Fusing, Colour glass for stained glass and EDF Cold Paints for glass.
The main areas of the web includes:
PRODUCT CATALOGUE & FINISH PRODUCT CATALOGUE:
With a very attractive flash format,Vidriarte launches their traditional catalogues of FLOSING GLASS, FLOSING STAR PLAQUÉ, CATALOGUE OF MOULDS, EDF COLD PAINTS; furthermore we find as well the FINISH PRODUCT catalogue for fusing glass for pannel doors, glass sinks, shower screen, glass furniture or institutional presents.
Spectacular area where we can see examples of 1st level art-works such as:
– Fusing art-works, made for the Sacred Family in Barcelona with photographs of the art works made (for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona) with design and technical collaboration of Toni Vila y Josep Sanjuan.
– Fusing art-works tribute to Joan Miró for the hall and dinning room in a private residence.
– Fused Glass Skylight laminated with design tributed to Kandinsky, made in different pieces for the library of a private residence.
– Different art-works in fused glass.
Apart from these star areas of products and projects, we can find and area for FORMATION with all details regarding the different courses we are offering to our customers and friends.
Vidriarte does not forget the SOCIAL MEDIA yand from their web we can access to Facebook and Twitter profiles and their new blog. As per the company information, they will launch their ONLINE SHOP cwith new products adapted to this medium so customers can easily buy their products.
We must do reference as well to the presence Vidriarte had at Vitrum 2013, where they introduced the following new products:
Vidriarte offers a complete range of products for fusing, kilns as well as materials, with more than 800 products that will allow the compatibility between the fusing art-works with the float glass. The kilns will be easily handled and with total control of their operations, a high technology heating system with minimum energy consumed, that will allow a cheap cost per unit, with a very efficient post-sale service. In the materials area, we have their complete range of Flosing Glass in sizes 160 x 60 in 2 mm thickness in a big variation of colours (transparent opaque, veined opaque, translucent veined, etc.), where we will find as well metallic and dichroic effects. Vidriarte has available as well a complete offer of frits and accesories for fusing.
COLOUR GLASS FOR STAINED GLASS & TIFFANY WITH FLOSING STAR PLAQUÉ
Glass with a wide variation of applications, one glass to apply to different decoration techniques. Between the possibilities we can work with Tiffany, Stained Glass, Paints with Grisailles, Fusing compatible with float and Flosing glass, which will allow to eliminate the areas of colour requested by sandblasting techniques.
EDF COLD PAINTS
Includes Transparent colours, Opaques, Metallics and Special Effects, such as our Mirror effect, Thousand strikes or craquele. We can manufacture any RAL colour requested.
It took a while looking for different ways to increase the communication between our customers, friends and collaborators.
This is one of the reasons why we have seen as necessary to create a blog so we can freely speak about different glass decoration techniques that we work with. This way, we will be able to bring our experiences to all of you and receive feedback from you as well.
33 Years ago, Santiago Hernández Osa and Antonio Estevan, started our new Family owned company dedicated to the flat glass decoration. A lot has happened since then,…
With the same spirit but the incorporation of new technologies and know-how, we have evolutionated from manufacturing and restoration of stained glass, sandblast techniques,… to work alongside with our customers and develop and offer them a wide range of products and formation in different decoration techniques: fusing, stained glass, tiffany, sandblasting with photographic precisión, glass paints,…
We want to create a meeting point and share experiences that will help all of us to create a small community where we will be able to learn and work hand in hand.
Please visit our website www.vidriarte.com for anything you want to see!!