A highlight of glasstec 2018 is the 2-day expert conference Function meets Glass on challenges and solutions for manufacturing and finishing functional glass and the application areas for functional glass. The conference brings machine manufacturers, producers and end users together bridging the gap between theory and practice; after all, the technologies and products presented can be seen live just a few metres away in the exhibition halls.
Functional glass opens up new markets but also requires adapted high-precision glass finishing technologies. At Function meets Glass high-calibre speakers from science and industry will address both topics. Dr Wilma Dewald of Volkswagen will talk about functional glass in automotive. Other topics at Function meets Glass include high-precision laser cutting techniques on complex surfaces and new coatings on glass.
The latest edition in 2016 registered over 120 delegates from 22 countries. With this Conference Messe Düsseldorf underscores both the highly international nature of glasstec and the increasing importance of functional glass.
Tickets are available at www.glasstec.de/2130. The conference tickets include a 2-day visitor ticket for glasstec and participation in the glasstec opening event in the “Altes Kesselhaus” on the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf.
In addition, a concluding tour of the "glass technology live" special show will provide insights into current research projects and previously unrevealed and innovative products.