Glass-Bead Blasting Process
GB-60™ is the official Zahner Bead-blast non-directional surface, a process developed to bring the highest level of quality in an efficiently produced material. GB-60™ stands for "Glass Bead" and the bead-size is "60". GB-60™ is offered in Stainless, Aluminum, and Nickel surfaces.
The result of this process is most comparable to the aluminum products manufactured by Apple in California. We produced several exteriors and various interiors for Apple since opening stores in 2001. The above store was the first project produced using Zahner GB-60™ in 2005 for "The Grove" location in Los Angeles, CA. The exterior is a GB-60™ Stainless Steel rain-screen system was designed with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects.
GB-60™ Stainless steel, viewed under Microscope
Angel Hair™ Stainless steel, viewed under Microscope
When viewed from under a microscope, the metal literally looks like glass beads. This is actually the impression left by the beads into the metal itself.
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