Glass Tubes

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To manufacture glass tubes, glass fabricators or glass blowers melt glass and draw a stream of the molten material over a cylinder or cone. Read More…

Glass Tubes Glass tubes, sometimes referred to as glass rods or cylinders, are a commonly manufactured glass product and are used in a wide range of applications including consumer, electronics, scientific and laboratories, industrial and electrochemical fields.

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New Haven, IN  |  260-749-9614

We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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S & S Optical Company, Inc. $$$

Cambridge, ON  |  800-315-0387

Glass cutting is a varied industry, and we have done it all for the past 50 years. We believe in manufacturing high quality glass products that will exceed customer expectations every time. Our goal and mission has always been to ensure our customers are satisfied and will come to us with all of their glass needs. Contact us to learn more today!

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Pegasus Glass $$$

Painesville Township, OH  |  440-639-6399

Founded in 1990, Technical Glass Products is a fabricator of Fused Quartz Glassware. We maintain a broad inventory of labware, flat stock, rod and tubes in addition to providing custom fabrication using state of the art equipment to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in TGP becoming America’s fastest growing supplier of stock shapes and fabricated products in the industry.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Since 1861, we have been providing our customers superior glass products and glass fabrication services. Heat resistant glass is among our trusted products, which have served the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Contact Gillinder and let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today!

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Gillinder Glass $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-525-0435

As glass fabricators, Torstenson Glass specializes in flat glass, wire glass, obscure glass, transparent glass, textured glass, heat resistant glass and the FireLite® family of products. We have operated continuously for over 110 years, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your glass fabricating needs. If we don’t have it, we can generally draw from experience to find you whatever you need.

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Torstenson Glass Company $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-982-4734

Glass, Quartz & Vycor® Components fabricated to your specifications. Processing specialties such as Concentric Grinding, Corning Chemical 7931 Grades®, Glass–Quartz Forming, Glass-to-Metal, Glass-to-Glass, Lathe & Hand Tooling, Precision Bore Glass & Quartz Tubing, Quartz-to-Borosilicate Graded Seals, Special End Finishing. ISO 9001:2000 Registration.

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Precision Electronic Glass, Inc. $$$
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The glass mixture used to make Glass Tubes is typically made up of silicate materials with the potential for additives during the process. A stream of air keeps the molten glass from collapsing until it has hardened in the shape of a tube. As glass is a brittle material, it is necessary for glass products to undergo the process of annealing after they have been fabricated, especially in the manufacturing of heat resistant glass.

Annealing reheats and cools the glass which removes any potential areas of stress or weakness and makes the glass product more resistant to sensitivity to temperature changes. Glass tubes are hollow and are available in a variety of thicknesses and lengths. Depending on the intended application of the glass tube, the wall thickness can be adjusted accordingly. Tempered glass or safety glass tubes are likely to be thicker.

Glass Scallop Tubing Glass Tube - Pegasus Glass

As glass is a malleable material when heated, it is possible for glass tubing to be bent or curved although this is likely to distort the cross section of the tubing. Yet the added malleability broadens the range of possible uses for glass tubes and rods. These hollow or solid stock size tubes have a number of uses including fluorescent or halogen light bulbs, sterilized tubes used for medical and laboratory purposes as well as for vials, gas transportation and material storage.

In industrial applications glass tubing is commonly used with liquids and gases to store, transport and in flow measuring applications, or in specific components of mechanical pieces such as sight glass. There are many things to consider when selecting the most suitable glass rod for a process. For example, a tube's optical properties and thermal capabilities, as well as physical and electrical characteristics.

If a tube is to be used for lighting or visual purposes, its levels of opaqueness and resistance to light are important. If a tube or rod is to undergo stress or tension in its application, then wall thickness and material strength should be considered. Density, thermal conductivity and co-efficiency, as well as electrical resistance and loss tangent for energy are further considerations, especially in precision applications such as medical operations.

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