Machined Quartz Capabilities Category



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Grinding, Lapping & Polishing

Technical Glass Products offers a variety of grinding, lapping and polishing services for a wide range of sizes, shapes and grades of Quartz and other glasses. Our machine capabilities include:

  • Grinding & Polishing to 42″ diagonal plate
  • O.D. Grinding to 20″ diameter
  • Centerless Grinding up to 4″ diameter
  • Milling Machines for special shapes

Technical Glass Products manufactures to your specifications; offering all types of glass components in any quantities desired.

Optical Properties of Fused Quartz

The optical properties of fused quartz allows you to choose between various types, because the degree of transparency defines material purity and the method of manufacture.

Certain indicators are the UV cutoff and the presence or absence of bands at 245nm and 2.73µm. The UV cutoff varies from 155 to 175nm for a 10mm thick test sample. The presence of transition metallic impurities will move the UV cutoff towards longer wavelengths.

Equipment & Capabilities

  • O.D. and I.D. Grinders
  • Grinding & Polishing
  • Core Drilling
  • Cylindrical Polishing
  • Centerless Grinding
  • Custom Machining
  • Lapping / Grinding
  • Laser
  • Pitch Polishing
  • Wire Sawing
  • Surface Mills
  • Blanchards
  • Slicing Saws
  • Full CNC Capabilities
  • Boring
  • Water Jet

Material Available

  • GE Type 124 Commercial Grade Fused Quartz
  • Heraeus Type TSC-3 Optical Grade Fused Quartz
  • Corning Type HPFS 7980 Fused Silica
  • Tosoh Type OP-1 Opaque Fused Quartz