Part two of our “Tough as Glass” series. Cooktops see a lot of action. These glass surfaces must survive extreme temperature fluxes, heavy pots and pans, and daily wear for decades. For those reasons, the test methods used to measure the strength of glass-ceramic closely resemble everyday situations. Glass-ceramic behaves differently depending on the shape and contact area of the impact item. Therefore cooktops are tested with a compact ball impactor and a flat pan impactor.
We’ve spent years in the lab running test after test to ensure the safest and most durable glass-ceramic cooktops on the market. But don’t take our word for it — see for yourself how world-class glass-ceramic is tested.
How IR cameras can change the way you see the world
Making the invisible visible has long been a specialty of the US military. Infrared systems that display thermal images improve soldiers’ awareness in adverse conditions by showing heat signatures of vehicles and people that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Over the years IR technology has achieved step-change improvements in defense applications. Now IR technology is spreading to a number of new applications.