Designing glass - concept to glassware
A lot of our work begins with an email request or an inquiry over the phone. If the work falls within our purview, we'll ask a few questions, as well as ask for a rough sketch or photograph. We see quite a range of sketches and working drawings, including napkins and hand-waving over the phone. Technically proficient drawings with tight tolerances are routine as well. Scroll down for some examples.
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Below is an initial request and sketch for a jacketed reactor.
When projects are more elaborate, complicated, or expensive, we present our understanding of the glassware in written form, as shown below, along with a quote and estimated time of delivery.
There are a number of surface treatments for glass such as;
Etching and sandblasting
Adhesives; see links page for suppliers and their information.
Organometallic coating; see a sample of gold coating.
Amberizing for light sensitive compounds. Some sizes of borosilicate amber tubing are now available as well.
We can coat glassware with a thermoplastic covering to protect the surface, and to contain the contents and shards in case of disaster.