Swift Glass Company provides custom industrial glass fabrication components for applications ranging from short-run prototypes, to large volume projects.
Our vast inventory of materials allows us to accommodate any request, no matter its complexity or scale. Materials stocked include:
- Aluminosilicate – A glass that is able to withstand temperature over 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. Found in steam boilers, lamps and combustion tubes
- Borofloat® – Offers outstanding thermal resistance, exceptionally high transparency, high chemical durability and excellent mechanical strength
- Diamant – A type of float glass used in interior applications requiring highly transparent materials.
- Flat Gauge Glass
- Furnace Observation Cobalt Blue – Protects against harmful UV & IR rays
- Fused Quartz and Silica – Provides excellent resistance to chemicals
- Infrared Reflecting Glass – Blocks infrared rays, keeping the equipment operator cooler
- Soda Lime Float – Principally used in wafers, touch screens, data discs and microscope slides
- Starphire – Glass that contains low mineral content and is enjoyed for its clarity
- Tubing & Rod
- Tubular Gauge Glass
- Vycor® – Resistance against high thermal shock, and can be fabricated in multiple shapes and sizes
Our industrial components are currently utilized by OEMs, construction, aerospace, and aviation industries. In addition, we are well equipped to provide a host of manufacturing and fabrication services. It is our goal to deliver these services in a timely and cost efficient manner. Our current manufacturing capabilities can accomplish:
- A flexible range of diameter and thickness tolerances
- Customer oriented results and solutions
- Ability to accommodate large volume requests with short lead times
In addition to the above offerings, we vigorously test our designs to ensure they exceed our clients’ quality expectations. Through the implementation of random sample inspections and measuring quality metrics with tools such as a Polarimeter, we are able to guarantee that the products we deliver to you will perform at the highest level.
Glass in 3D Printing
In recent years, 3D printing has quickly become the go-to manufacturing method for a wide range of industrial applications. Most often, 3D printing is used for prototyping, but as technologies evolve and improve, many companies are making use of this versatile technique for other processes as well. At Swift Glass, we can cut and edge glass for use as print surfaces (or build plates) for a variety of 3D-printed objects.
Borosilicate glass makes an ideal print surface, particularly when used in conjunction with a heat bed. Borosilicate has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion, meaning it experiences very little change in size when it comes into contact with high temperatures, such as those of heat beds or molten 3D-printing material. Borosilicate is also highly durable; by slowing down the speed of the cool-down, heat beds prevent warping of the printed parts as they cool.
Soda lime glass is a suitable low-cost alternative to borosilicate glass in print surface applications. It is less durable than borosilicate and has a higher coefficient of thermal expansion. Therefore, soda lime print surfaces are ideal for use with lower-temperature 3D printing materials and projects involving 3D-printed products with flexible tolerances.
For more information, contact a glass expert today. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians are looking forward to assisting you with your next project.