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Glass vs. Plastic: Which Is Best for Your Next Project?

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When choosing between glass and plastic for an application, many people with cost-conscious applications expect plastics to be the cost-effective choice. But you just may have more options than you think. In the long term, plastic can actually accrue higher costs in maintenance, replacements, and repair work. Both materials offer specialized benefits in a wide […]


Swift Glass Now Offering Gorilla® Glass Fabricating

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We’re excited to announce that Swift Glass now offers custom cutting and precision grinding glass fabrication services for Gorilla® Glass. Swift Glass’s advanced technology can transform Gorilla® Glass with custom waterjet cutting and glass cutting, edge grinding and beveling, and even additional chemical strengthening for protection against extreme environments. “We’re thrilled to add another top-quality Corning glass to […]

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Learn about the Medical Glass that Resists Radiation’s Effects

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Glass plays an essential role in medical equipment — especially inside X-ray detectors. These medical devices require a specialized glass composition to ensure the material withstands extreme heat and energy, as well as repeated applications of radiation technology. In addition to high levels of heat and light, the glass in X-ray equipment must also offer […]

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Visit Swift Glass at Display Week 2016

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Swift Glass is set to exhibit at the Society for Information Display’s annual Display Week Exhibition from May 24 to 26. The exhibition, held in San Francisco, Calif., brings together companies from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in display technology. This year’s Display Week will feature nearly 250 exhibitors in […]

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The Rise of LED Technology in the Lighting Industry

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LED lights and lighting systems are becoming increasingly common in the lighting industry. The rise in the use of LED lights by commercial building owners and managers, and industrial manufacturers is due in part to the federal government’s energy efficiency standards. Updated periodically by the Department of Energy, new efficiency standards in 2012 require lights […]

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Letter from the President: Why More Manufacturers Are Reshoring

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Reshoring manufacturing jobs back to the United States from overseas is a trend we’ve been seeing over the past several years, and one that’s sure to continue into the near future. According to a recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report, the U.S. gained 10,000 reshored manufacturing jobs in 2014, and hundreds of companies will follow […]

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How Is Glass Involved in 3D Printing?

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3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is rapidly transforming industrial manufacturing as we know it. Initially used to create models and prototypes, 3D printing is now increasingly being used to construct finished products. In the near future, this technology will hold the power to manufacture food, cars, implants, and even soft tissue organs. The 3D […]

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Manufacturing Strengthened Glass for Extreme Environments

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High-intensity industrial processes call for durable equipment that will prove resistant in the face of even the toughest of applications. If you’re carrying out procedures against harsh or extreme conditions, it’s essential that your application is equipped with the proper glass component. Tempered safety glass in windshields, for example, provides extra security in the event […]

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Swift Glass to Attend Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco

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Elmira, N.Y. — Feb. 2, 2016 —Swift Glass, a worldwide leader in custom glass fabrication, will exhibit at the Photonics West Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from February 16-18. Hosted by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the glass manufacturing conference has been recognized as the flagship laser and optics […]

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