Precision Glass for the Optical Industry

Swift Glass is committed to fully assessing the specifications of your next optical project and delivering quality, cutting edge results.

Optical applications can be complex and demanding.  That’s why we offer full service precision optical component fabrication services for short lead, high volume projects.

glass_tempering_largeWe provide a wide array of capabilities, including:

  • Crystal and ceramic lapping and polishing solutions
  • Surface coating options
  • Large plate lapping and polishing
  • Metallizing
  • Waterjetting
  • A variety of color filter selections to choose from

Swift Glass also holds a vast inventory of optical materials for multiple applications, as well as a machining center for creating close dimensions. We offer scratch-dig specifications to 20-10 for demanding imaging and laser systems, and 1/4″ diameters to 36″ squares. Swift can manufacture custom optical wedges and optics for use in a variety of applications, with additional capabilities such as polishing and double-sided lapping.


We take pride in offering materials from industry-recognized companies.  Below is just some of the many materials that we source. Visit our Materials page for a complete list.

  • 1737
  • Anti-Reflective Glass
  • Borofloat ®
  • Ceramic
  • Crown B-27
  • Diamant
  • Eagle 2000®
  • Flashed Opal
  • Fused Quartz
  • Fused Silica
  • Optiwhite
  • Pyrex®
  • Sapphire
  • Color Filters from Kopp, Schott & Hoya
  • Soda Lime Float
  • Starphire
  • Rod & Tubing
  • ULE®
  • Vycor®
  • X-Ray Shielding Lead Glass

Tolerances — A Range of Possibilities

We have the capability of working within multiple tolerances.  The following is a list of typical tolerance and specification ranges we currently provide:

Diameter Within .001”
Flatness ¼ wave
Parallelism .0001”  –  .0005”
Surface Finish 20/10  –  60/40


Diameter: .100”  –  28”
Thickness .007”  –  3.5”
Rectangle Sizes .042”  –  36”

Quality is Our Mission

At Swift Glass, our optical components are held to the highest industry standard.  We utilize the best equipment to ensure that your products are delivered with top-notch results.

  • A Dark Room
  • An Optical Comparator
  • Optical Flats and an Optical Comparator
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Interferometer

If you have questions about how to bring your next optical application to life, please contact a glass expert today.

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Swift Glass works with both small custom orders and high-volume runs.

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