Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

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Re: Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

Post by Mark Main » 25 Oct 2010, 22:16

here is the contact info for Corning:

http://www.corning.com/displaytechnolog ... tions.aspx

I contacted their corporate office trying to see about a group buy. I'll let folks here know if I got any better luck... probably not, but worth a shot.

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Re: Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

Post by GrayGlass » 22 Dec 2011, 14:09

GrayGlass is now supplying LAS IOX-strengthened glass. This is Gorilla Glass [tm] and other brands. I'd be interested in exploring the needs of this list, to see if there is a market fit with our fabricating and your needs as a group.

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Post by dickda1 » 22 Dec 2011, 18:17

This thread seems somewhat inactive.

I assume a group buy did not go through. Has anyone purchased from China?

-Dick

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Post by daniel_reetz » 22 Dec 2011, 19:52

No one made a group buy from this site.

I would definitely be interested in evaluating Gorilla Glass and similar glasses for the new CNC-cut scanner. I will be following up with Bart to see if we can get some evaluation materials.

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Re: Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

Post by mutandis » 01 Oct 2012, 23:24

Has anyone on this thread successfully sourced G.G. for their platen? Group buy or not, I'm interested in knowing whether anyone has managed to get past the "evaluation" phase and order the 11"x14" size dictated by Daniel's scanner kit?

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Re: Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

Post by DrCheap » 02 Oct 2012, 00:39

I gave up trying to source GG and went with Museum Glass from Hobby Lobby (yes, Hobby Lobby has Tru Vue museum glass).

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Post by mutandis » 02 Oct 2012, 21:03

Thanks for the update DrCheap! I contacted a local picture-framing company, but their response seemed odd. I didn't explain what I was using it for but after they said "Yes" they had it in stock, they stated "because of the delicate handling they should probably fit it to the frame for me." Isn't this stuff supposed to be the opposite of delicate? While I'm certainly not expecting bullet-proof glass I'm confused as to why they would say that. Maybe they're just trying to upsell, but how can I know I'm even getting Tru-Vue museum glass if it's just as delicate as regular glass? Is there some way to tell?

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Post by spomwii » 03 Oct 2012, 02:59

I am just guessing here but Museum glass is very vulnerable to fingerprints. You need to use gloves when you are handling the glass. That is what my local picture-framing told me anyways.

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Post by M@rtijn » 03 Oct 2012, 06:59

The price for 2 pieces 11" x 14" Tru Vue Museum Glass via Ebay is average $90. See two offers here and here.

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Re: Gorilla Glass & Aluminosilicate glass

Post by DrCheap » 03 Oct 2012, 20:38

Hobby Lobby charged me $30 per pane, $60 total, cut them while I waited, gave them to me in brown craft paper ready to mount. Be sure they cut it so that they leave an edge to indicate which side goes against the book/paper and while side faces the camera.

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