Impart rapid water repellance. Glass bending, smoothening, shaping. Case studies for optical data transfer glass. Better user experience because of smoothness and water resistance.

Bring your intelligent designs to life with creative shapes made with the Cascade e-ion rapid glass bending technology. Surface harden optical data transfer glass with super ionic rapid impingement of nitrogen with just air input.

Protective glass that is used in electronic displays is surface treated and/or bent for reasons that involve design as well as information selection and transfer abilities. Creating elegant curvatures and variations in surface properties can be used to distribute information creatively in electronic displays. The cascade e-ion brings new versatility and opportunities to glass processing.

Glass bending requires that a glass (disordered internal structure) be heated above a temperature (e.g. glass transition) and deform into the shape required with the correct apparatus and wavelengths. Shaping is an art. Exact conditions for shaping vary from glass to glass with changes in the composition, and details of the internal atomic disorder. Glass is bent for decorative reasons as well as for altering the direction of information display. The cascade e-Ion uses super ionic pressure that can be used to deform the glass without cracking. Simultaneously, often the scratch resistance and smoothening is enhanced. Have your glass tested.

Bend cell phone glass, wrist-information watch glass, GPS glass, electronic glass, smart phones, sapphire equivalents, touch screen glass, tablet-glass and do so much more at rapid production rates . Bring your intelligent designs to life with creative glass-shaping offered by the Cascade e-Ion wit super hard surfaces also if desired. Change the surface characteristics and heat resistance with very low operational cost.

Bend and/or surface smoothen. Treat glass with the slot aperture Cascade S-e-Ion in the plume-mode with the air-plume shown below.

What to buy from MHI The Cascade  S-e-14, and the special substrate, machined to your curvature/dimensions.

Create beauty, differentiate your product, change brightness/contrast and creatively distribute or capture useful information.  Multi angle displays and curved glass – please let your imagination consider hard glass cover shapes with the Cascade e-Ion machines.  Want to do simultaneous ionic hardening. When you purchase a cascade machine you are freely enrolled in the expanding the group knowledge and in the Never Down system.  Want an ROI from MHI? Please do not hesitate to request a sample ROI.

The surface properties of many glasses that are super ionically bent/shaped were found to be much more scratch resistant.  This is a key requirement in optical data transfer glass and laminates.

The Cascade e-Ion technique can do shaping rapidly for production – bend in less than a minute – because of the unique ionic beam which protects the glass while bending and distributes heat evenly.  Considerable variations in creative bends may be achieved. Even the hook and multi-axis bends  including convex and concave as shown for the illustrative hat-curvatures as shown above are possible –  please contact MHI for information.  Several complex shapes for advanced electronic display glass (for all types including aluminosilicate glass) are shown below.   Many other shapes are not shown because the user has requested that we not disclose until they have entered the market with their shape.  The Cascade e-ion machines/models do the perfect job. MHI provides Jigs as appropriate for a nominal price.

MHI delivers capability to design. Super ionic bending.

Picture shows deep and wide ionic-plume-curtain for rapid treatment including edge-bending of glass/sapphire-glass. The picture displays an air-plume at one atmosphere conditions of ionization. The cascade ion treatment enables a significant water resistant property as measured by the water contact angle. Need more information? Contact us

Use the Cascade e-Ion Plasma to bend, treat or shape glass! Clean and quick results. Energy Efficient. Ionic modification possibilities for wear resistance and smoothness.

“Smart Glass Bending”

The Cascade e-Ion Plasma (a Patented MHI product) can be used to bend glass i.e.,the ions can be used to manipulate glass bending. The Cascade e-ion Plasma operates at about 1-15 kW.  In contrast, certain types of soda-lime-silicate glass is often bent by heating in very energy inefficient furnaces (almost 50kW) i.e.. if at all bendable from flat shapes.  Wish to bend quartz or sapphire glass or three dimensionally form glass?  Single operation surface ionic operations and tempering are often feasible with the Cascade e-ion machine-endefactors. 4DSintering is a registered trademark of MHI.

Bending is easy with the Cascade e-ion technology.  More than bending can be attempted.

For example MHI is working on uniquely exciting ion-hardening techniques that use the ionic nature of the beam to successfully modify several glass and sapphire substrates.  The purchase of an Cascade e-ion machine enrolls you into the select group. We know you will enjoy the new ideas that come from you and others.

Electronic Display Glass for Optical Data Transfer

Display Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate toughened sheet glass. Such types of cover glass combine thinness, lightness, and with damage-resistance.  It is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable media players, medical information display, portable computer displays, and some television screens.1

MHI Cascade e-Ion Plasma allows rapid bending of flat-glass. The photographs show electronic glass smoothly bent within a few seconds in the CleanElectricPlume. Please call us @ 513.772.0404 or contact us for more information about this innovative technology.   Many shapes are possible such as decorative dimpled surfaces, origami shapes, hierarchial crystal, and folded napkin shapes.

These shapes can be produced by simply applying the correct bend points with the cascade e-ion machine as shown below for curved surfaces. All shapes can be made in a rapid energy efficient manner while not losing any significant properties of the glass.  Regardless, specific testing on your glass is recommended and is often free.

Please contact MHI for acquiring a glass bending machine suitable for your design.

Typical Glass Bending and Shaping Machine Glass Bending Machine Boom 

Shapes are normally made within a minute from flat plate condition – fully automatable with continuous belts and appropriate robots. Other materials handling systems may be incorporated. Design creativity is particularly empowered by the Cascade e-Ion System.

In the picture below the axis points for curvature origin are shown. These are edge reflections of a bent glass. The Cascade e-ion Plasma and special MHI jigs enhance such creative bending. Note that the Cascade e-ion is offered with many different types of apertures.

MHI Glass Bending Shapes

Is Glass a Solid? Ask MHI.

Answer:    Glass below it’s glass transition temperature is a solid in the sense that it has a very high viscosity and therefore is very rigid (does not shear easily).   Both crystalline and amorphous ceramics can be transparent in the visible range.  Glass is a term commonly used for a transparent amorphous solid.   Glass has several applications such as windows, electronic displays and also for transparent armor and coatings.  Several glass compositions exist.  Some of the common ones are borosilicate glass, normal glass (i.e. plate-glass soda-lime-silica), and other combinations of fused silica glass.  Cost considerations play a role in the selection process when shaped glass is required.   Here is where the cascade e-ion has a particular advantage for volume rapid production.  Chemical, Ionic or Thermal treatments can increase the strength of glasses. The Cascade e-ion is versatile.

The controlled crystallization of certain glass compositions is also employed for optical quality glass-ceramics manufacture.  With the cascade e-ion several active gas and ionic covers can be contemplated even to consider SiAl-oxynitrides, known as SAILONS.  Other new materials may be contemplated.

In a sense the Cascade e-Ion has made the future a bit brighter.

Wish to edge bend, surface harden, smoothen and make water resistant a layered or laminated glass?   Please consider whether a cascade e-ion model may fit your requirements?