What’s the BIG IDEA?
Businesses thrive on good ideas. They can help shape everything from the way we operate to our next range of products and services. The staff suggestion scheme will help us to capture these new ideas from our employees.
One such staff suggestion came from Tomasz Glapa based at Fire Glass East.
Recently a Fire Glass East customer, purchases approximately 5,000 pieces of 7mm pyrobellite a month from FGE. Unfortunately for Tomasz, he has the task of taping most of these. Whilst Tomasz was busy daydreaming his life away, carrying out the most mundane of tasks, he was struck by a sharp pain ripping through his right index finger. Tomasz looked down in rage at what could have possibly happened, only to discover a splinter of glass had dug into his finger. In an instance he was struck by the burning question, “Why am I running my beautifully soft fingerless gloved hands over this glass; surely there must be a better way to do this?!!”
Tomasz then set about experimenting with different ideas, and eventually came up with what can only be described as the Four Axis Semiautomatic Tape Edging Rig or F.A.S.T.E.R. as it is affectionately known; by Tomasz anyway. The F.A.S.T.E.R. has a multi roll tape dispenser, semi-automatic tape applicator, and a cut off device to keep the cut clean. The F.A.S.T.E.R. not only keeps fingers from running across the edge of the glass but also saves time, and is a more consistent edge.
Pictured is the F.A.S.T.E.R prototype thought of by Tomasz; A bigger and better version to be released very soon.