Is Fabrication Debris a Lie?


A new post in my blog It is the finished version of my article The Ghost Particle that I wrote for the WCBO with an addendum. This is probably the most controversial issue that I will ever touch.



Tried to read it but the blue is very hard to see clearly on my screen.


It reads like you were ‘on speed’ when you wrote it…

And… “Cuz?”


Cactus, I just tried twice to change the blue to black for you and others but wasn’t able for some unknown reason. Try highlighting the text it should turn white or something for easier viewing. Sorry about that. I will try to keep all my text in black for the future.

And J, I don’t do speed. Might have been having ice cream at the time however. This isn’t good either.



If you’re on an iphone or ipad, you can click on the ‘reader view’ button at the top left of your browser. It looks like several horizontal lines, located in the address bar. Much easier on the eyes.


Anyone who has ever had to scrape Old Castle glass can answer the original question


Fabricating debris is realer than real.


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Didn’t Alex tour a glass factory and they showed how the fabrication debris ends up in the glass from the rollers? I think he had a video or something a few years back.


Our belief for over twenty years has been that glass fines (which come from cutting glass to size before the tempering process) are forced into the soft glass as it passes through the tempering oven. The fines or fab debris get on the ceramic rollers and are forced into the semi viscous hot glass. At which time they fuse to the surface as the glass is cooled or quenched. Seams like a simple thing to duplicate. But when Paul Duffer and Paul West tried to do just this, they were not able. In fact they failed miserably. Also the glass manufacturers told the two Pauls that they themselves also could not duplicate the effect that we call fab debris. You can read about this in my post on my blog called, “Is Fabrication Debris a Lie?”.

I am absolutely NOT saying there is NOT a problem with defective glass surfaces. In particular tempered glass. Only that exactly what we believe is happening here;… might not be! And if we can figure out precisely what is happening using atomic force and transmitting electron microscopy, then it might be possible to fix. This is what the summer project in PA at the University is all about. Have we just been assuming that glass companies know what is going on? Maybe they really don’t. But because it really doesn’t impact them enough, they don’t care. Even we don’t really care about finding out precisely what is happening. We definitely care that it is happening. And want it to stop. Or at the very least we need an answer. We need a way to deal with it so we don’t have to risk scratching glass with cotton towels.

I always go deep. I like to know the absolute truth of matters. Talk to me about atoms and molecules. Tell me about the physics. If you think you know what is happening, then do it. Further tape it in HD and show me. Where is the Ghost Particle? What is his name, where was he born, and who are his relatives?



Yes Wagon,

I embedded that video in the middle of my post on my blog along with another one. Totally excellent videos that plainly demonstrate the problem. Even a blind window cleaner could figure it out.



…and that is pretty real.


the real problem has been for years faulty scrapers :stuck_out_tongue:
imagine if that were true hehe