Quartz Glass

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Quartz glass does not have a crystalline structure; rather it is amorphous and produced from silicon compounds during the vaporization stage of the chemical reaction. It is one of the purest materials used in industrial applications today and its purity is what gives it excellent high temperature and visibility properties. Quartz glass does occur naturally, so large amounts are required for the broad range of applications which use quartz glass. Read More…

Quartz Glass Quartz glass is made from silicon dioxide and is a highly pure material that looks similar to standard glass but has superior thermal and optical properties and thus is used for a number of specific 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.

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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.

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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.

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Technical Glass Products, Inc. $$$

Port Jervis, NY  |  845-856-5375

Gillinder Glass prides itself in engineering molded technical glass for tomorrow’s technology. 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. Superior quality standards with ISO 9001:2015 certification. Gillinder Glass is uniquely qualified to support in the design of your custom products. Contact Gillinder and let us meet all your glass needs today!

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Gillinder Glass $$$

Willow Grove, PA  |  215-659-8400

With over 40 years of experience, Specialty Glass Products specializes in glass fabrication and glass cutting of custom precision parts made from all types of glass, filter glass and quartz. Our strengths are in glass fabricating, miniature machining, thin lapping and polishing.

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Specialty Glass Products, Inc. $$$
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Glass fabricators are able to manufacture it from silica using high heat. However, the quartz glass which is produced for industrial purposes may have impurities due to the particulars of the fabrication process, or the quality of the starting materials. Among its many valuable properties, quartz glass doesn't change color under the process of radiation and it exhibits high resistance to radiation.

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Furthermore, quartz glass has low optical absorption, good elasticity, high form stability, low material fatigue, high chemical resistance and electrical insulation making it a good heat resistant glass. Quartz glass also has a higher ultraviolet transmission rate than other types of glass.

This type of glass has many different uses, especially for fiber optics, semiconductors, metrology and communication technology industries. Common objects such as windows, lenses, mirror substrates and UV or halogen lamps are all made from quartz glass because of its physical properties. Quartz glass exhibits high temperature resistance because of the strong bonds between its molecules which require large amounts of energy to be broken.

Its operating temperatures are up to four times higher than those of standard glass up to about 2200 °F, and its thermal coefficient is low, making it an ideal material choice for precision mirror substrates and for items such as furnaces. It is an ideal material for high temperature scientific procedures where borosilicate glass is unable to resist the levels of heat.

In cases such as these, quartz glass can be used for elements such as tubes, crucibles or flasks which are directly exposed to the source of heat without changing form. It also has high levels of thermal shock resistance and so can be used for those applications. The optical permeability of quartz glass is extremely high and even thick panes of quartz glass are clear. Further uses include chip production, optical data transmission and laser technology.

There are many types of glass that can meet your businesses needs. Quartz is commonly used because of its unique extreme resilience for heat up to 1400C. It is also very adaptable across a wide variety of industries and can be melted, bent, fused, and welded. Utilizing quartz is very difficult and requires great precision, more so than any other glass. In order to fabricate

Because of the skill required, quartz is the most expensive glass to utilize. Quartz is commonly cut using a CNC machine. The machine offers a unique capability for precision that other glass cutting methods do not. CNC machines utilize diamond abrasive tooling, diamond points and carbide wheels to achieve accuracy. Unlike most glasses, quartz is strong as is and does not require tempering to withstand great force. Quartz glass in its natural state is stock resistant, does not refract, maintains the highest temperature characteristics of any other glass and is harder than most glasses.

For your businesses needs, you may find it beneficial to purchase a CNC machine to cut quartz. However, because the high precision and high cost required, many businesses choose to outsource to a fabricator.  When choosing a machine or fabricator it is important to ensure the most precise care is taken throughout the entire process. Quartz is chipped away using tiny micro-cracks, making the entire handling process important in preventing flaws.

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