Curtain Walls: 5 pitfalls to avoid when designing glazing seals

1- Not using proper tolerances
Most people assume rubber tolerances are the same as for other materials, but rubber has broader tolerance ranges than other materials.

2- Not accounting for the movement of the part
This design aspect is particularly important in structural glazing applications, because compression loads vary greatly.

3- Skipping the prototyping phase
Asking your supplier for some 3D-printed samples to validate is always a good idea. It will help speed up the production process and minimize the risk of costly mistakes.

4- Telling only part of the story
Context is everything! The only way your suppliers can alert you of potential issues is if they understand how you

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