Tesla has recently obtained a patent for a new method of manufacturing glass, which will be used for the Cybertruck’s unique windshield. The Cybertruck is a radical departure from traditional pickup truck designs, and its “Tesla Armor Glass” is one of its most notable features. The glass is ultra-strong and composed of a polymer-layered composite that can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance. The glass also follows the vehicle’s sharp feature lines, creating a unique and futuristic look.
The patent application describes the limitations of current glass manufacturing methods, which are limited by the amount of curvature or bending achievable with the glass. Tesla’s technology allows for shorter radiuses of curvature by applying localized heat to certain areas of the glass, allowing it to bend and shape in ways that traditional methods cannot achieve. This process is supported by a support tool and may also involve additional forces such as a press or vacuum suction to aid in shaping the glass.
In summary, Tesla has obtained a patent for a new method of manufacturing glass that will be used for the Cybertruck’s windshield. This glass is ultra-strong, composed of a polymer-layered composite and can be manipulated to create novel shapes that traditionally cannot be achieved in normal automotive glass manufacturing.