CNC Machining & Laser Cutting, Drilling, & Milling
At Specialty Glass Products, our capabilities include CNC machining to extremely tight tolerances. We combine precision CNC machining equipment and diamond tooling with sophisticated CAD/CAM programming tools to make our processes remarkably accurate and efficient. With our multi-disciplined engineering and extensive knowledge of CNC machining and all other methods of glass fabrication, we understand the challenges of creating glass products with complex shapes and intricately detailed features. Our company-wide quality assurance systems comply with ISO 9001:2015 and other industry standards.
We use multi-axis milling and drilling equipment to create glass shapes with dimensions of up to 30” in length and 17” in width or diameter. Along with many different types and grades of borosilicate and soda-lime glass, we machine fused quartz, fused silica, glass ceramics, and range of other materials measuring from .004” up to 12.0” in thickness. We can drill small diameter holes down to .017” in diameter, engrave lightweight design patterns, and create ultra-precise bevels, slots, grooves, profiles, etc. Even when machining the toughest materials, we accurately and repeatably obtain micron-level tolerances.
Our machining department produces glass flats with precise perimeter accuracy and small scale to large-scale optical lenses, prisms, and light pipes. Other examples include glass and quartz wafers, cuvettes, flow cells, and specialty glass and quartz shapes for advanced, technology-driven applications across industries. Products are manufactured and tested in compliance with Mil-spec, ASTM, SEMI, DIN, and other relevant industry standards. From prototyping to high volume production, our machining processes are stable, accurate, and repeatable. To learn more about our precision CNC machining capabilities or to make an inquiry, contact us directly.
Laser Cutting, Milling, & Drilling
At Specialty Glass Products, we use laser cutting, milling, and drilling for the production of precision glass and quartz items. Laser processing is an effective option for generating cuts with smooth edges and executing designs with high precision and accuracy. We operate powerful CO2 laser systems that can fracture a piece of glass or quartz along an exact line and drill holes down to 2 microns with remarkable accuracy. Our technicians push the boundaries of laser cutting technology to accommodate the most challenging quality requirements.
We process many types and grades of glass and quartz. Some examples of the borosilicate type glasses we process include high-end materials like Gorilla® Glass, Willow® Glass, and EAGLE products from Corning as well as a range of SCHOTT optical glasses. We also laser process fused quartz, high-purity fused silica products, and architectural glasses, among others. Our lasers cut 3D shapes measuring from .01” to 12.0” in diameter from sheet measuring anywhere in the .004” to 1.0” thickness range. We uphold tolerances as close as ±.0005”.
Laser cutting, milling, and drilling, along with all of our other glass fabrication services, takes place in a quality-driven manufacturing environment. We are ISO 9001:2015 compliant and have a quality assurance department outfitted with optical comparators, ultra-precision scales, digital micrometers, profilometers, and a programmable RAM optical video system. We also leverage automated data collection for SPC analytics.
We take on projects involving prototypes and one-of-a-kind items as well as production volumes. Our products comply with Mil-spec, ASME, DIN, and other industry standards. To learn more about our laser cutting, milling, and drilling services, contact us directly.