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The manufacturing of this type of glass requires extreme precision as even slight imperfections in the glass can significantly affect the use of the final product. This is why certain optical glass can be rather expensive. Read More…

Optical Glass Optical glass is a special type of glass which is specifically designed for applications such as telescopes, glasses, binoculars, and similar applications.

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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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It is encouraged that you find a trusted and experienced optical glass manufacturer who understands the different nuances of optical glass in order to provide you with an accurate product. If you are looking for optical glass and are not sure what exactly you need, consulting an optical glass manufacturer is a great first step in the process.

Optical glass has been around since the 1600s and optical glass manufacturers have been refining their process ever since. The process has come a long way as manufacturers discovered different ways to manipulate the glass and have found different ways to construct it. There are a number of things that factor into the fabrication of optical glass from the right number of minerals to keeping the different components of the glass controlled.

Maintaining the appropriate temperature range is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of manufacturing optical glass. Within a very specific temperature range the glass remains clear while still exhibiting a high refractive index, but increasing or decreasing the temperature outside of this range alters these properties as to make the glass unusable for optical applications. However, making the glass is only half of the battle.

After the glass is created, it must be cut into the desired shape and also ground down to achieve the desired optical properties. For example, the glass used in lenses must be ground down to give the lens the right focal length. The complexity and precision of this manufacturing process is why optical glass can also be referred to as technical or precision glass, as it takes a large amount of skill to manufacture properly.

Finding the right optical glass manufacturer is so important to obtaining the right size and type of optical glass. Knowing what you want, as with most products, is a great way to start your search for the perfect product. The next step is consulting with an expert who can adhere to your specifications and provide you with suggestions and insight. With the experience and expertise of a quality manufacturer, you can be assured that your optical glass will fit your applications perfectly.

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