Glafo, PG Vejdes väg 15,
Vejdes plats 3
Tel: +46 470-76 70 50
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"about Glafo" page.
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Every year Glafo provides several tailor-made courses for companies.
The courses can last from half a day to several days depending on the
subject and information need.
We can also produce educational material
that can be used in the companys own training courses. Exampels below,
to Glass - The craft, science and technology of glassmaking"
course in glass".
If you have something specific that you or your company would need to
know more about when it comes to glass you are welcome to contact us
for an offer.
Course in Glass
This course gives a survey of what makes glass such an unique material
compared to other materials. How the glass properties can be tailormade
to fit different manufacturing techniques and applications.
There will be a lot of practical information on things to be considered
when designing and manufacturing glass. What is to be considered when
choosing raw materials? What happens when the raw material is melting?
How do you avoid glass defects? Colouring glass, how is that made? Advice
when choosing furnaces and refractory materials. How can one save energy
and protect the environment? This and much more is questions that is
discussed during the three half days.
The participants will get a copy of of the book “An Introduction
to Glass - The craft, science and technology of glassmaking”.
An Introduction to Glass - The craft,
science and technology of glassmaking
In mid april 2011 the book "An Introduction to Glass - The craft,
science and technology of glassmaking" will be published. This
book has been produced as a educational material for
glass works, glass schools and the general glass interested public.
Read more about the book here.
course in glass
A six lesson “Inspiration course in glass” for universities
and colleges was produced by Glafo at the request of Glasbranschföreningen
- GBF and Svensk Planglasförening - SPF.
material, including the teachers’ texts, can be ordered from GBF
IN COOPERATION WITH
cooperates with Linnaeus University, former Växjö University.
Glafo personell has been involved in course planning, writing study
literature and giving lectures.
PROFESSORS, HONORARY DOCTOR AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Since a couple of years glass
has been given high priority at Växjö University.
1999 - Stellan
Persson, MD at Glafo, holds a part-time professorship in glass technology
at the university with the aim to create a research and development
unit as well as educational programmes for glass technology and glass
2002 - Torun
Bring begun her work as postgraduate student in 2002.
2003 - The
glass artist Bertil Vallien, Åfors glassworks, was made honorary
2004 - Glafo, the Glass Research Institute, moved to
- The glass designer Erika Lagerbielke, Orrefors Glassworks, was appointed
associate professor in glass design.
2005 - Ph D Bo Jonson, Växjö University and
Glafo, was appointed professor in glass technology.
- Torun Bring
defended her doctor's thesis on "red glass" during the autum.
student, Lina Grund started her work on fining during the spring.
- A new postgraduate student Stefan Karlsson begun his work on local
- International Commission on Glass
Glafo is working in the technical committee TC23 of ICG (International
Commission on Glass) that promotes needed education and further training
worldwide in the glass technical field.
The aim is to coordinate
the study literature and the education plans. At the ICG Congress in
San Francisco in July 1998 TC23 presented a specification of ca 160
glass technical books, and a poster on the eduction level of glass technology
Glass Academy - a pedagogical model for net-based learning (e-learning)
with multimedia support
Glafo run a pilot project within
the Leonardo da Vinci programme 2002-2004. Eleven partners from five
countries worked together. Read more on the project
page. Try the first module "glass defects occurring while forming"
available in four languages at the website.
Training of trainers - education for
Together with glassworks, glass schools and research institutes in Europe
Glafo has taken part in the education project Leonardo da Vinci, financed
by EC. The aim was to produce study literature for further education
of teachers and instructors at glass schools.
Glafo has participated also in
other EC projects, e.g. ADAPT with the aim to provide glass workers
with further education.