Method and system for making a glass article with uniform mold temperature

  • US 9,975,800 B2
  • Filed: 08/18/2016
  • Issued: 05/22/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for making glass articles, comprising:

  • a mold having a mold surface for forming a glass sheet into a glass article having a three-dimensional shape; and

    a radiation shield comprising a leading end barrier and a trailing end barrier arranged in opposing, spaced-apart relation to define an interior space in which the mold is received, the mold being arranged in the interior space such that the leading end barrier surrounds a leading end of the mold and the trailing end barrier surrounds a trailing end of the mold, the radiation shield being translatable with the mold such that the mold remains in the interior space through the translation.

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