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. We provide a wide array of capabilities, including: 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. Request a Quote

The 6 Ways Light Travels Through Glass

Transmission

Occurs when light travels through glass without being reflected, absorbed or scattered.

Reflection

Occurs when incoming light hits the glass and bounces off.

Refraction

Occurs when light waves change direction as they pass from one medium to another.

Diffraction

Refers to the bending and spreading of waves around the glass.

Absorption

Occurs when photons from light hit atoms and molecules and cause them to vibrate, creating thermal energy.

Scattering

Occurs when light bounces off of the glass in a variety of directions.

Materials

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®
  • Color Filters from Kopp, Schott & Hoya
  • Soda Lime Float
  • Starphire
  • Rod & Tubing
  • Vycor®
  • X-Ray Shielding Lead Glass
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Is Your Glass Material Suitable for Your Application?

Find out with our Glass Material Properties chart.

Understanding your glass material’s thermal, chemical and physical properties is critical to ensure it can withstand the application’s use and environment.

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

  • Large plate lapping and polishing
  • A Dark Room
  • An Optical Comparator
  • Optical Flats and an Optical Comparator
  • Spectrophotometer

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

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