Process Analysis of Expert and Non-expert Engineers in Quartz Glass Joint Process

  • Masamichi SudaEmail author
  • Toru Takahashi
  • Akio Hattori
  • Yuqiu Yang
  • Akihiko Goto
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9184)


Quartz glass is a special glass material known as “King of Glass”. The silicon purity of the quartz glass is very high, therefore it is excellent in heat resistance, chemical resistance and optical transparency as compared to other glasses, such as borosilicate glass. In this study, the differences in the working process between engineers with different years of experience during the “joint-process” of quartz glass material were analyzed. “Joint-process” is one of “fire-process” and is of heating and jointing glass cylinders during rotating using a dedicated glass lathe machine. It is found that these differences in the process of heating joint of glass cylinder have effects on the accuracy of finial production and the manufacturing efficiency.


Ergonomics and sustainability Quartz glass Process analysis Fire process Mechanical property evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masamichi Suda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Toru Takahashi
    • 2
  • Akio Hattori
    • 2
  • Yuqiu Yang
    • 3
  • Akihiko Goto
    • 4
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
    • 5
  1. 1.Kyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Techno Eye CorporationKyotoJapan
  3. 3.College of TextilesDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Department of Information Systems Engineering, Faculty of Design TechnologyOsaka Sangyo UniversityOsakaJapan
  5. 5.Advanced Fibro-ScienceKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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