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   Design Assistance       Supplier can assist with concepts, manufacturing costs, manufacturing techniques and material considerations. Supplier may also be able to assist in upgrading or redesigning, re-evaluating or modernizing existing products to increase performance and/or reduce manufacturing costs.  Suppliers often employ CAD, structural and thermal analysis software to improve the design process. 
   Glass Blowing / Assembly       Supplier services include glass blowing and assembly of components of glass to other glass, ceramic, metal or plastic components.  Glass blowing can be accomplished manually or with machine assistance.  Glass blowing entails heating glass to a molten state usually in a flame, expanding the tube with air pressure (if required) and then forming and fusing together the glass components. Lampworking and glass blowing are techniques used in fabricating scientific glassware.  Glass blowing, brazing, fasteners, or adhesives can be employed for bonding or attachment of subcomponents to form products for laboratory, industrial or scientific applications.  
   Glass Part Fabrication       Manufacturing of a glass part to a designer's print or specifications using a casting, extrusion, drawing, pressing or other forming process as well as additional machining and finishing steps as required. 
   Glass Cutting / Profiling       Cutting of glass sheet or stock materials based on a designer print or specifications. 
   Glass Repair       Full repair services for damaged glass components or glassware.  Frequently includes fusing of glass components. 
   Lampworking       Lampworking is the flame re-working of a blank, tubing cane or other hollow ware, usually on a glass lathe with the flame of a gas/air or gas/oxygen burner. Lampworking has both industrial (complex laboratory or scientific glassware) and artistic (glass modeling) applications.   
   Materials Development / R&D       Development of new or specialized ceramic or refractory compositions on a contract basis to meet the requirements for specific applications.  Also, research into underlying factors or properties required to consistently control a material critical component and maintain product performance. 
   Material Selection       The supplier will evaluate the application and recommended the most suitable glass materials.  The supplier typically reviews the environmental conditions (temperature, atmosphere, flow, voltage), materials or chemicals processed and equipment to determine the structural, thermal, electrical and other property requirements.  Suppliers often employ CAD, structural and engineering analysis software to improve the material selection process. 
   Photomask Fabrication       Glass photomasks and reticles are usually fabricated by depositing a layer of chrome onto a glass surface and then etching away portions to create a pattern that can be transferred to wafers, metal sheet or other surfaces using photolithography. 
   Inspection / Testing       Inspection or testing services for existing in-service or newly fabricated glass components using non-destructive testing (NDT), visual inspection, chemical analysis or structural material testing. 
   Recycling / Cullet Processing       Services for recycling glass scrap into cullet for reuse into new products. 
   Supplies       Glass working lathes, annealing ovens, melting pots, tubing, rod and other equipment or materials for glass fabrication or scientific glass blowing. 
   Training       Supplier providing training into ceramics or refractories end-use, selection, development, processing, assembly or bonding, installation or integration into products and manufacturing. 
   Specialty / Other       Unlisted or specialized services. 
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   Encapsulation       Encapsulation of components, chemicals or materials using a glass ampule or vessel. Typically the glass vessel is evacuated or filled with a protective gas. 
   Extrusion / Drawing       Extrusion or drawing of a molten or plastic glass mixture to form fibers or stock with a specific diameter or cross-sectional profile. 
   Grinding / Beveling       Grinding capability can provide very smooth and precise material finishes, and can be used to finish high-hardness wear surfaces. Beveling is the formation of a sloping edge on a glass sheet by grinding or abrasion. 
   Heat Shrinking       Vacuum heat shrinking methods are used to form glass and quartz tubing. 
   Machine Forming (Bending / Pressing)        Fabrication of a glass shape using a process where the glass is actually heated to a plastic state and then formed, pressed or bent through mechanical means. 
   Machining       Machining can include the capability of very precise machining operations such as turning, milling, boring, etc. 
   Molding       Fabrication of a glass shape using a fusion process where the glass is actually melted and poured into a mold or melted in a mold and then solidified to form a shape. 
   Off Hand Forming (Pressing / Bending)       Fabrication of a glass shape using a process where the glass is actually heated to a plastic state and then formed, pressed or bent manually with only hand tools. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialized, unlisted or proprietary forming method not listed. 
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   Size Capabilities       Enter the maximum dimension of the item to be fabricated / processed  
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Materials
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   Aluminosilicate       Aluminosilicate glass is a formed with the addition of aluminum oxide or alumina (Al2O3) to silica based glass. Aluminum oxide is a network former and additions aluminum oxide of increase the melting point and viscosity at lower temperatures as well as strengthening and improving chemical resistance.  Alumina is usually added to the glass batch in the form of commonly found feldspars, which also contain alkalis. 
   Borosilicate       Borosilicate glass is a formed with the addition of at least 5% boron oxide to silica-based glass. Boron oxide is a network former and additions and boron oxide improve strength, corrosion resistance and thermal shock characteristics.  Borosilicate glass is particularly suitable for laboratory ware (test tubes, etc.), domestic cooking ware (oven dishes, etc.), high-power lamps and other technical glassware. Borosilicate glass has low thermal expansion characteristic, which results in end uses in products with glass to metal bonds. 
   Dichroic       Dichroic glass has been coated with a thin layer of metallic oxide. Dichroic coatings transmit certain wavelengths of light while reflecting others, creating an interference effect similar to iridescence. 
   Germanium / Semiconductor       Germanium is a semiconductor or metalloid element that is also capable of forming glasses.  Germanium glasses are useful in semiconductor and optical detector applications. 
   Glass Ceramic       Glass ceramics are ceramics that can be fused and then molded, formed, ground or machined using conventional glass fabrication techniques.  After part fabrication, the glass ceramic's structure is transformed from an amorphous glassy state to crystalline ceramic state. MACOR® is widely applied glass ceramic with a fluorine rich glass composition approaching trisilicic fluorphlogopite mica (KMg3AlSi3O10F2). MACOR® is a trademarked proprietary material of Corning Corporation.  Ceran®, Ceramat®, Robax® and Zerodur® are widely applied proprietary glass ceramics from Schott Glass Corporation. 
   Silicate / Fused Silica       Fused silica is a single-component glass (SiO2), a compound of silicon and oxygen. For dielectric applications, silicates are modified with magnesium and/or aluminum to improve dielectric properties.   High purity amorphous fused silica is a high performance ceramic with very low expansion, remarkable thermal shock resistance, low thermal conductivity, great thermal stability and very high ultraviolet transmission and excellent electrical insulation up to 1000°C. The fused silica glass is expensive and difficult to produce since it has to be melted at 2,000°C. Quartz is a very high purity fused silica glass or crystalline SiO2 ceramic.  
   Soda Lime       Soda lime glass is a formed with the addition of sodium or calcium oxides to silica based glass. Sodium and calcium oxides are network modifiers, which generally reduce the melting point and melt viscosity, while reducing strength and chemical resistance.  
   Quartz       Quartz is found in a mined mineral formed as well as man-made fused quartz forms. Fused quartz is a high purity, crystalline form of silica used in specialized applications such as semiconductor wafer boats, furnace tubes, bell jars or quartzware, silicon melt crucibles, high performance lamps such as mercury and quartz halogen, ultraviolet (UV) lamps, thermocouples protector, waveguide handles, analytical labware and other high temperature products. Single crystal quartz is also available for piezoelectric applications. 
   Chalcogenide / Sulphide       Glass based on or containing sulphide or other chalcogenide compounds or elements such as zinc selenide or zinc sulphide glasses.  Chalcogenide glasses can exhibit electrical conductivity and are used for specialized optical applications. Chalcogenides are compounds based on a metal cation and a chalcogen anion. Chalcogens are the group 16 elements: oxygen (O), sulfur (S), selenium Se), tellurium (Te), and polonium (Po). 
   Fluoride Glass       Glass based on fluoride compounds such as magnesium fluoride or ZBLAN glasses.  Fluoride glasses are used for specialized optical and fiber optic applications. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary ceramic or refractory type. 
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   Chemical Treating       Molten salt chemical treatments can provide ion exchange of wit cations on the surface of a glass resulting in improved strength or gradations of refraction index. 
   Glass to Metal Bonding       Supplier services include brazing or adhesive bonding of components.  Brazing is useful for bonding metals to glass for applications where high temperatures occur. 
   Glass to Ceramic Bonding       Supplier services include brazing, glass frits or adhesive bonding of components.  Brazing or glass frits are useful for bonding glass to ceramics for applications where high temperatures occur. 
   Etching / Blasting       Abrasive blasting or etching of glass surfaces or metallized layers on glass surfaces for marking, closures, bonding, patterning, carving or contouring.  
   Heat Treating       Heat treating of glass components to precipitate crystalline phases, anneal, stress relieve, temper and impart compressive surface stresses or fire polish to remove surface defects. 
   Hermetic Sealing       Formation of a gas or vacuum tight seal between the glass, ceramic and/or metallic components in an assembly. 
   Lapping / Polishing       Lapping and polishing processes uses abrasive materials, chemicals or fire polishing to smooth, polish, and brighten a surface.  Elimination of surface flaws can dramatically improve mechanical and fatigue strength performance of a material. 
   Other       Unlisted secondary operation. 
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   Anti-Glare Coating       Anti-glare coatings reduce or eliminate the reflection of light off of a surface caused by external sources. 
   Anti-Reflective Coating       Specialized coating applied to glass, which alter the index of refraction, resulting reduced reflection of light.  Anti-reflection coating are used to enhance photovoltaic cell performance and other optical applications. 
   Silvering / Metallizing       Metallizing or silvering uses a deposition of a thin metal layer through a thin film (evaporation or sputtering) or electroplating process. Metallizing is a finishing process often used for materials to provide a reflective surface, a conductive electrode layer on the surface of a glass component often for integration into optical or electronic devices. 
   Screen Coating       Screen coating is used to apply patterns onto glass products that require calibrations or other markings. 
   Safety Coating       Application of protective finishes such as organic resin coatings or plastic films that protect a glass surface from impact damage or prevent a glass product from fragmenting into dangerous shards when broken. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or unlisted coating services. 
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   Architectural       Expertise in the fabrication of glass products for architectural or construction applications such as windows in buildings or houses. 
   Chemical Process       Glass is corrosion resistance and chemical inert in many environments making glass components suitable for many chemical processing applications where metal component will fail. 
   Electronics (Stems / Headers)       Glass components designed for electronic applications such as stem or headers, x-ray tubes, electrical insulators or other specialized electrical applications. 
   Decorative / Furniture       Expertise in fabricating decorative glass components such as etched, frosted or beveled glass plates for signage, consumer items or furniture applications including mirrors, sink units, worktops, shower cubicles, glass flooring and decking, screening, wall cladding and UV bonded furniture. 
   Labware (Dewars / Manifolds)       Expertise in glass fabrication for scientific labware applications such as chromatography columns, flasks, manifolds, condensers, distillation apparatus, funnels or reaction vessels. 
   Lighting       Expertise in glass fabrication for lighting applications such as tubing or bulbs for fluorescent or incandescent lamps as well as fixtures. 
   Optical / Semiconductor       Glass fabrication expertise in specialized for use in fabricating or processing optical components such as lenses, windows, prisms, optical fiber and lasing material components.   Also, quartz or other glass component used as masks, furnace tubes and wafer carriers in semiconductor manufacturing.  
   Packaging (Ampules / Containers)       Expertise in glass fabrication for packaging high volume packaging applications such as ampules, glass bottles or containers for the industrial gases, liquids, chemical, medical, food or beverage markets. 
   Vehicular / Marine (OEM Autoglass)       Fabrication of glass products for vehicular or marine applications such as windows in automobiles, trucks, aircraft and boats or ships. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized or proprietary application expertise. 
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   North America       Companies are located in the United States, Canada or Mexico. 
   United States Only       Companies are located in the United States. 
   Northeast US Only       Companies are located in the Northeast United States, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. 
   Southern US Only       Companies are located in the Southern United States, namely Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. 
   Southwest US Only       Companies are located in the Southwest United States, namely Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. 
   Northwest US Only       Companies are located in the Northwest United States, namely Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. 
   Midwest US Only       Companies are located in the Midwest United States, namely Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 
   Canada Only       Companies are located in Canada. 
   South / Central America Only       Companies have facilities in South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, or Chile; or in Central American countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, etc. 
   Europe Only       Companies are located in Europe, namely Germany, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, etc. 
   Near East Only       Companies are located in the Near East, namely Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc. 
   South Asia Only       Companies are located in South Asia, namely India, Pakistan, Nepal, etc. 
   East Asia / Pacific Only       Companies are located in East Asia, namely China, Japan, Taiwan, etc. 
   Other       Other unlisted country or region. 
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