DK Autoglas
DK Autoglas
DK Autoglas
Thanks to our many years of experience, we have built up an excellent reputation among vintage car enthusiasts and restorers. We possess bending jigs for a wide range of successful models and are therefore able to produce brand-new car windows that meet modern safety standards. If we do not have the right bending jig in stock, we can manufacture one based on a rigid mold supplied by you. If such a mold cannot be supplied, our R&D department can also manufacture a window ‘from scratch’ based on measurements.
The production process for a new car window starts with the manufacture of a bending jig modelled after an original window or a rigid mold. Separate components are welded together to create a jig that provides an accurate surface for shaping the glass sheet.
A computer-controlled cutting machine cuts the required shape from a flat sheet of glass to an extremely high degree of accuracy.
The edges of the glass sheets are carefully ground until they are smooth and all sharp protrusions are removed.
Because the glass sheets are still flat at this stage, a black ceramic paint border can be applied if required. Please contact us for more information about screen printing options.
The glass sheets are now ready for further treatment. We have developed special-purpose ovens in which the sheets are heated and gravity-bent using bending jigs produced in-house. A close watch is kept on the glass sheets during this bending process.
The resulting window then undergoes further treatment, provided it meets our stringent standards of accuracy. In a dust-free cleanroom, we apply film between the glass sheets to create a laminated window. The film layer is applied not only for safety reasons, but can also determine the colour of the window (transparent, green, grey, etc). It is also possible to apply a sun protection strip at this stage, although this strip will not follow the shape of the window. More information is available on request. An antenna can be incorporated into the film layer, or thin tungsten wires for heating purposes. After the film layer has been applied between the glass sheets, the window is placed in a laminating oven, where the film and glass layers are fused to form a laminated car window. The window is then carefully inspected and measured before being released.
The photograph below shows a stretch car with extended glazing installed by D&K.