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Quartz Repairs

Here at Multi-lab we produce many different components using fused silica that end up in laboratories around the world. Much of this equipment is extremely delicate and fragile, often due to the nature of the experiments  and the testing regime that is carried out in the Lab, the components must be designed in this fashion….

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Glass Blowing – larger profiles

  Last time I found some of the larger quartz  glass tubes we handle getting cut down for further processing. Here is the same tube during production through one of the larger lathes that we have in the production area. The Glass Blower is getting the tube end ready for creating a flattened base as…

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Science, Manufacturing and Quartz

There are many aspects to the use of quartz in today’s modern manufacturing industries. Semiconductor manufacturing which moved from the laboratory to mass manufacture during the 1960′s in the USA, is now a vast global industry. Semi-conductors are found in almost every electrical device. Quartz components are a integral partas of the manufacturing process for…

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Scientific Glass Blowing

A large part of the workload here at Multi-lab is producing products and components for the scientific community. Due to the unique properties of fused quartz, there is an ongoing demand for a wide variety of scientific components, parts that are essential when carrying out research and experiments in the Laboratory. Multi-lab produce a wide range…

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Quartz Glass Blowing

  Last time I found some of the larger quartz  glass tubes we handle getting cut down for further processing. Here is the same tube during production through one of the larger lathes that we have in the production area. The Glass Blower is getting the tube end ready for creating a flattened base as…

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Quartz Glass Cutting

During the manufacture of Quartz Glass components, it’s often necessary to cut down the length of stock materials in preparation for additional processing. The most common method for quartz repairs cutting a rod or tube is to ‘snap cut’. This is a manual process, usually employed when the quantities required are small. SNAP CUTTING Snap…

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Glass Blowing shapes – No.2

Unlike the previous Glass Blowing example, it’s possible to join different shapes to produce intricate components. Although this is a simple enough example, it demonstrates that a lot of potential time was saved by joining a quartz repairs glass ring onto a quartz tube. The feature required a sealing joint face. Welding a small cut…

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Technical Ceramics Improve Photovoltaic Efficiency

Solar power has the reputation of being the cleanest type of energy, but to produce this also requires ultra-clean and highly efficient components made from cutting-edge ceramics. Solar cells traditionally use a semiconductor wafer, or chip, to convert incoming sunlight and generate electrical power. Now there is a race to reduce the cost of solar-generated…

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