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Swift Glass Welcomes New Director of Optical Sales

Swift Glass Company, a staple of the glass fabrication industry of over 100 years, announces the appointment of Peter Talke as the new Director ofOptical Sales. With over 38 years of sales experience in the optical industry, Peter brings a proven track record of driving growth and executing successful sales strategies.

Mr. Talke’s experience includes a more than decade-long tenure at the Ohara Corporation working in sales and 17 years working as the sales manager at Nikon handling optical sales in both the North American and European regions.

Throughout his career, Mr. Talke has proven to be skilled at connecting solutions to needs, turning challenges into opportunities, and cultivating connections. He joins an experienced sales team at Swift which is dedicated to understanding their customer’s goals and has a passion for delivering results. 

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About Swift Glass

Swift Glass is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR registered company which is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of quality fabricated glass parts based in Elmira, New York. Swift’s manufacturing capabilities include on-site CNC machining, bending, chemical strengthening, thermal tempering, waterjet cutting, polishing, edge grinding, drilling, ink-jet printing, decorating, and silk screening for float glass, borosilicate, fused silica, quartz, and polished plate glass.

Swift Glass Company has provided solutions for Biomedical, Appliance, Industrial and Commercial, Optical, and Aerospace applications. They work with leading glass manufacturers such as Corning, Schott, GE, Auer, and stock a wide range of materials which allows them to respond quickly to our customer’s needs.

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Expanded Wafer Analysis Capabilities at Swift Glass

Glass wafers have a variety of applications throughout the electronics, computer, and biotechnical manufacturing fields. During production, the ability to make precise measurements ensures that wafers fit the necessary specifications for their intended purpose. A Multi-Surface Profiler (MSP) machine supports high-precision metrology in the production of glass wafers for industrial purposes.

Swift Glass now has the capability of high-speed, high-precision metrology for 300-millimeter glass and silicon wafers with the addition of a Tropel® FlatMaster® MSP-300 (Multi-Surface Profiler) to our suite of machinery.

Check out our latest blog to learn more!

Visit us at Photonics West 2019!

Swift Glass will once again attend the annual exhibition and conference, hosted by the International Society for Optical Engineering, from February 5 – 7 in San Francisco, CA. We’ll be joining hundreds of companies and industry leaders to share breakthrough ideas and technologies.

Visit us at Booth 2172!

This year, we’ll be showcasing a wide range of technical glass components, highlighting our capabilities and materials used in the wafer industry. Feel free to contact us for more information about Photonics West or to speak with one of our glass experts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swift Glass to Attend Photonics West 2018

Swift Glass is set to attend the annual Photonics West Exhibition and Conference held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Ca. from January 30 through February 1.

The annual conference presented by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), is the world’s largest photonics technologies event.

The Photonics West Exhibition and Conference brings together the greatest thought leaders from the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries, allowing scientists, engineers, and executives the valuable opportunity to meet, convene, learn, and share ideas.

The Swift Glass team will be set up at Booth 248 and will have various optical glass products on display. This year we will be showcasing our chemically strengthened soda lime glass, glass for touch panel displays, glass wafers, polished color filters and glass for aircraft instrumentation.

We hope to see you there!

Contact us for more information about the conference or to speak with one of our glass experts.

Happy Holidays from Swift Glass

The Swift Glass family would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family during the Holiday Season. We are truly grateful for your support and trust, and we look forward to working with you throughout the New Year!

In observance of the holidays, Swift Glass’s manufacturing facility will be shut down from December 23 through January 2.

Swift Glass to Attend SPIE Optifab 2017 Conference & Exhibition

Swift Glass is thrilled to announce that we’ll be attending the SPIE Optifab 2017 Conference & Exhibition October 17-19 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY.

The optical fabrication industry’s largest event in North America, this exciting conference brings together hundreds of leading optical companies to showcase new products, learn about the latest advancements and trends, and connect with fellow industry professionals. Organized jointly by SPIE and APOMA, the conference will offer various industry networking events, educational seminars, and a job fair.

More than 100 technical talks will be offered this year, covering a wide range of topics, including metrology, grinding and polishing, optical materials, and optical engineering. Various courses and workshops will also be offered, providing specialized training opportunities and forums for discussion.

Swift Glass will be showcasing our chemically strengthened glass, designed specifically for the display industry, as well as various CNC milled components and fabricated wafers. We’ll be set up in Booth 307, with our team on hand to answer attendees’ questions and discuss our latest technologies.

Click here to register for this year’s SPIE Optifab event.