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Custom-made Ceramic
and Glass Components

New Glass Composition

An engineering company needed a glass with particular properties for a new product development. Their early research used commercially available types of glass, but it was felt that new glasses could be developed with better specific properties.

Working with a glass research group, we arranged for different glass compositions to be melted. The initial work was to assess how easily the glasses could be melted and subsequently machined. Although some glasses had excellent properties, they could not easily be manufactured in commercial quantities. Glasses offering the best balance between preferred properties and reliability of production were then melted in larger quantities and finished components machined from the glass blanks.

These novel glasses had significantly better properties than existing commercial glasses.