IQS Featured Profile: S & S Optical Company, Inc.

Established in 1950, S & S Optical Company got their start manufacturing lenses for the ophthalmology industry, and after just a few years were successful enough to expand operations into the development of faceplates for electronic tubes as well as many other glass and quartz products for a range of applications in the aerospace, industrial, and military fields. S & S broadened it’s capabilities to specialize in precision quartz and glass machining, grinding, and polishing and continues to expand to more and more quality precision optical services. It is this commitment to quality, making sure that only 100% inspected and defect free parts reach their customers, as well as their ambition and dedication to stay at the forefront of the industry with the newest most up-to-date technology, that has made S & S Optical the leading manufacturer of quartz parts and specialized glass that it is today. Continue reading

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Tube Fabricating: Danner vs Vello

 

Glass tubes are used in many different industries from medical storage vials, to electric bulb housing, and beyond. Many factories focus exclusively on fabricating glass tubes rather than creating a variety of glass products. Focusing on one specific task can be cost Continue reading

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Stay Safe with Tempered Glass Tubes

Tempered glass is a type of glass that is heated and treated with a layer of chemicals or other materials to prevent the glass from shattering when placed under stress. Tempering glass eliminates stress fractures between the glass molecules, which causes the glass to crumble when broken rather than leave dangerous shards. Much of the glass used in Continue reading

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What is Pirex Sight Glass?

 

Pirex sight glass is a special brand of sight glass that protects the wearer or user from dangerous chemicals, pressures, and high temperatures. Sight glass is specifically designed to provide additional protection beyond basic safety glass and safety Continue reading

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4 Benefits of Laminated Glass

Laminated glass contains a sheet of polyvinyl butyral between two layers of glass that prevent the glass from shattering in the traditional way. All automotive glass, many commercial and business glass windows, and even some residential glass Continue reading

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Float Glass: Hybrid Glass

Float glass is a type of glass very different in comparison to your average glass formation. Float glass is a distant relative of normal glass because it is composed of multiple components, including: dolomite, limestone, soda ash, and of course sand. Because it is constructed with all these raw materials it is radically different than standard glass; it is a hybrid, if you will, because it has characteristics of many materials, kind of like how a pink rose would be considered a hybrid between Continue reading

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Returning to Green Materials in the Food and Beverage Industry

There are many uses for glass in the modern world. Tubular glass is used for florescent lights, neon lights, drinking glasses, light fixtures, bottles, and in many other places. The tube glass industry has a lot of use in the food and Continue reading

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Safely Fascinating

Tempered glass is quite interesting. Commonly referred to as safety glass, tempered glass is almost harmless because it does not share many of the qualities that conventional glass has.

The first safely fascinating quality about tempered glass (safety glass) is that it is about five times stronger than normal glass is because it is produced with chemicals and Continue reading

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