Cutting Toughend glass

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Stuart,
As mentioned in some of the other replies, waterjet can do this. Waterjets are used for cutting glass quite frequently for the stained glass, archetectural, artistic, and optics markets. Note: if what you mean by "toughned glass" is "tempered glass", then the answer is "No, you can't cut it". If the glass is truely "tempered" then there is no known way to cut it - even waterjet, unless you anneal the glass first, then cut it, then re-temper it. A waterjet can cut bullet-proof and just about all other kinds of glass, though.
Even with waterjet, and even if the glass is not tempered, there is still some risk of cracking durring the piercing process (like if you need to cut a hole). If you plan to have this waterjet cut, be sure to find a shop that has experience with working with glass, and equipment that has low pressure piercing capability. (or just cut from the side of the glass without piercing)
For some pictures of waterjet-cut glass, visit:
http://www.omax.com/glass.html
If you want to learn more about this technology, I suggest you visit my web site at:
http://www.waterjets.org
There, you can learn the capabilities of water jets (abrasivejets, actually), and there are links to hundreds of job shops around the world that can do the work for you if needed.
Good Luck,
Carl snipped-for-privacy@waterjets.org Waterjet Web Reference Web Master http://www.waterjets.org
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