ASK Qwares #01 How to design structural glass wall by fin spider fittings?

Point-supported glass fins are one of the most innovative forms of architectural glass. They are used in a variety of applications, such as commercial storefronts, residential living spaces, and even skyscrapers. Glass fins provide several benefits over traditional glazing, including increased light transmission, improved thermal performance, and enhanced aesthetics. In addition, they offer architects and engineers greater freedom in designing larger, freestanding facades without compromising structural integrity.

The popularity of glass fins has grown steadily since their introduction in the early 1990s. Today, there are numerous manufacturers offering solutions for both residential and commercial projects. These include glass fins produced from laminated safety glass, extruded aluminum, and fin glass fittings.

How to design structural glass wall by fin spider fittings?

1.Recommend taking toughened insulating glass as the glass fin wall panel because it has excellent thermal insulation properties.
2.Please using toughened laminated glass as a fin glass because of the safety features and resistance to bending.
3.Qwares® Adjustable design fin spider fittings made of stainless steel 316 are recommended, because of their strong corrosion resistance, and ability to absorb wind pressure deformation and reduce glass breakage.
4.Recommended Qwares® floating cap design thermal insulated stainless steel spider routel, because of easy installation& maintenance and good insulation.
5. It is recommended to use 8mm thick stainless steel plate to hold the laminated glass fin, which has high connection strength and force transmission capacity.
6. Qwares® 200, 220, 250 series stainless steel fin spider are recommended, It has strong torque and load for the larger glass wall panel.
7. It takes the soft nylon or aluminum gasket to flex connect between stainless steel fittings and tempered glass. To avoid glass breakage due to rigid connections.
8. The silicone sealant has a better sealing performance. Coating it into the gaps of the glass wall panels.
9. It takes the M12 stainless steel acorn nuts and bolts to connect the fin glass, which can withstand big loads, suitable for large structural glass panels.

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