Custom glass-cutting services allow a precision fabricator to manufacture custom glass shapes that meet your exact needs. At Swift Glass, we offer a range of glass-cutting and fabrication capabilities to deliver custom-cut glass shapes and finished products for our clients. We cut various glass materials using our 2- and 3-axis CNC waterjet cutters, creating intricate shapes and designs with extreme precision.
Learn more about our custom glass-cutting services, including the materials we use, the industries we serve, and more.
Our Glass Cutting Capabilities
At Swift Glass, we can cut glass into nearly any size or shape from a variety of materials. Using CAD-compatible software to integrate drawings, we can deliver high-precision cuts with 2- and 3-axis CNC machining with fast turnarounds for finished parts and products. Our capabilities allow us to cut glass up to 0.3 mm thick and widths up to 9 in. We can cut coated, taped, and etched glass and accommodate tolerances within +/- 0.01 in. These capabilities fulfill the needs of a wide range of applications.
Swift Glass also delivers several secondary glass fabrication services, including:
Surface lapping or polishing
Surface lapping is a process that delivers the clients’ tolerance, flatness, parallelism, and surface finish requirements by using abrasive materials to polish the workpiece.
Edge grinding is a procedure that creates a scratch-free edge to the glass for architectural, medical, and aerospace applications.
Chemical strengthening. This chemical treatment process strengthens the glass without warping the surface. It enhances the glass’s durability, strength, and temperature resistance for energy, laboratory, and semiconductor applications.
Thermal tempering. This process applies extreme heating and cooling to the glass material to increase its strength. If broken, the glass fractures into small rounded particles less likely to cause harm. It is ideal for lighting, appliance, and vehicle glass.
Swift Glass offers the following precision glass-cutting capabilities:
Score & brake
CNC-controlled abrasive material cutting
Ultrasonic machining. A precision machining technique that removes small sections of glass at a time without heat, chemicals, or electricity. Ideal for components sensitive to stress, ultrasonic machining is commonly used in critical industries like aerospace and semiconductor manufacturing.
Drilling. A fabrication method that allows us to drill precise holes in various glass materials. Our diamond-tipped drill bits cut materials up to 0.75 in. thick with a +/- 0.01 in. tolerance.
CNC machining. Computer numerical control (CNC) machining can precision cut and fabricate various materials using a client’s drawing or CAD model. It is suitable for precise aerospace, automotive, and medical components.
Waterjet cutting. A versatile cutting method that can cut various widths and thicknesses of many materials using a high-powered stream of water. This precise cutting technique is ideal for fabricating solar panels, semiconductor wafers, and ornamental components.
Types of Glass
At Swift Glass, we carry a variety of glass stock materials to deliver the ideal solution for our clients’ applications. Our glass selection includes:
- Annular Edge Glass
- Float Glass
- Fused Silica
- Gauge Glass
- Patterned Glass
- SCHOTT and Other Borosilicates
- Sight Glass
- Other Glass Options
Our glass materials guide explores the properties and performance capabilities of our glass options, allowing clients to select the ideal glass for their project.
Need an Irregular Glass Shape?
Swift Glass offers various precision manufacturing techniques to deliver complex configurations. We are an industry leader in fabricated glass parts, offering dependable cutting services to deliver any shape necessary, including irregular and custom cut glass shapes.
Quality You Can Trust – Industry Glass Standards
Swift Glass can meet various industry standards and unique specifications. Our superior performance, high-quality glass meet the following standards:
- ASTM Standards
- International Standards
Learn more about the dozens of industry standards and specifications we comply with at Swift Glass.
Contact Our Experts for Premium Custom Glass Cutting
Swift Glass delivers various custom glass-cutting capabilities using numerous materials to provide a seamless solution for any industry or application. We can meet your industry standards, such as ASTM and MIL-Spec, and cut irregular shapes for specialized applications.
Swift Glass is an industry leader in glass fabrication with nearly a century of experience, ITAR registration, and ISO 9001:2015 certification. Contact us or request a quote to learn more about our custom cut glass and precision fabrication capabilities.