OnScreen ® Hybrid Glass in Extreme Test
We wanted to know. What can our hybrid glass withstand? Ok, we already knew that our flexible material is very flexible and therefore unbreakable. In addition, we had determined the surface hardness with 7H. Damn hard and scratch resistant. But what does it look like in the extreme test? We had just recently received a customer enquiry that seemed very extreme to us: Is our hybrid glass able to protect touch displays in a welding shop from sparks, fire and dirt?
Flex against hybrid glass
After we had thinned our workshop for a flex, the test could almost begin. First we had to make a massive iron block, which we could process with our Flex. After fixing the iron block on wooden pallets stacked on top of each other, it could start. With the Flex (correct actually cut-off machine!) we processed the iron piece and produced a hot spark flight, which we steered at a distance of about 60 cm directly onto the hybrid glass. Speaking of hybrid glass: We produced the test object in a size of approx. 40 x 50 cm and mounted it directly onto a silver-grey back-printed plexiglass plate without bubbles, so that you could see anything at all. Otherwise we would have seen sparks on transparent glass or not because it is transparent!
Afterwards we wanted to know how our hybrid glass material had performed naturally and whether it was still stable enough to be subjected to mechanical stress. But how do they burden it? Scratch test is like sand at the sea. 7H surface hardness is super hard, we already knew that. Then we came up with a crazy idea: What happens if we hit the already sparking hybrid glass massively with a hammer?
Hammer against hybrid glass
So now we had the second test in front of us: with a hammer we wanted to deal with the Hybdrid glass material with a powerful blow. We could not imagine that the special material could withstand a hammer blow, when glass typically breaks relatively easily, at least with a violent blow with a hammer. The well-known bulletproof glass has already been tested and discussed in various videos and forums. We knew bulletproof glass would break. How will our hybrid glass behave? In contrast to bulletproof glass, it is very flexible.
Everything documented in the video
Of course you could talk a test like that nice as a manufacturer. But of course we don't want that. For this reason we have recorded all the tests, both the heat test with the sparks and the hammer test in the video. The results surprised us completely. Despite massive bombardment with hot still burning sparks there is not a single hole in the display protection material! Although smaller opacities can be seen at one point or the other, the Plexiglas pane underneath has not been scratched. And we must have shot the hybrid glass for a total of 6-8 minutes. In the video we shortened it to a few minutes (otherwise it would have been quite boring). We did not expect at all how the hybrid glass would perform in the subsequent hammer blow test - in the truest sense of the word. The violent blow of the hammer destroys the plexiglass plate - but the hybrid glass remains firm. we never expected that. But see for yourself in the following video. If you don't believe it or don't believe us - test samples or material samples for your own tests can be provided by us. You can contact us Contact.