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Optical Glass Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of optical glass manufacturers and suppliers. Find optical glass companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture optical glass to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top optical glass manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the optical glass companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of transparent glass, plate glass, or sight glass, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • New Haven, IN

    S & S fabricates precision, custom optical glass parts and components. Drawing on over 50 years of experience, we have the machining capabilities and technical background to resolve all your glass problems and fabricate new products of the highest quality. Visit our website to get a full rundown of our optical glass and quartz fabricating capabilities.

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  • Cambridge, ON

    Pegasus glass is a leading supplier of optical glass for use in multiple applications. All custom glass orders are different. With our extensive knowledge of the glass industry we can guide you through the process to ensure that your final product will be exactly what you’re looking for.

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  • Sparta, NJ

    As glass manufacturers, John C. Ernst Co. provides customers with top notch solutions to their optical glass needs. Our products are extremely reliable, which is just part of the great value that we offer to all our customers. Visit our webpage or call for more information.

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  • Vineland, NJ

    Our main focus is glass fabrication, glass cutting & blowing. Glass Dynamics offers many types of glass: architectural, tempered glass, textured glass, mosaic glass, patterned glass, specialty glasses, glass tube, safety glass, molded glass, optical, laminated glass, mirrors, anti-reflective & more.

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  • Compton, CA

    Head West is a glass manufacturer of flat glass parts, including screen-printed glass, silk screen glass, promotional glass and tempered glass for OEMs. Our designers provide custom glass fabricating to fit a mirrored program or promotion to suit your customers' buying demographics.

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  • Port Jervis, NY

    Gillinder is a high-quality glass manufacturer and glass fabricator. Heat resistant glass is among our many products. Since 1861, we have been providing industries with superior glass products, glass fabrication and customer service. Our trusted products serve the marine, aircraft, industrial and landscaping industries in a variety of applications. Let us meet any and all of your glass cutting needs today. Call now!

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Optical Glass

Optical glass is a special type of glass which is specifically designed for applications such as telescopes, glasses, binoculars, and similar applications. The manufacturing of this type of glass requires extreme precision as even slight imperfections in the glass can significantly affect the use of the final product. This is why certain optical glass can be rather expensive. It is encouraged that you find a trusted and experienced optical glass manufacturer who understands the different nuances of optical glass in order to provide you with an accurate product. If you are looking for optical glass and are not sure what exactly you need, consulting an optical glass manufacturer is a great first step in the process.

Optical glass has been around since the 1600s and optical glass manufacturers have been refining their process ever since. The process has come a long way as manufacturers discovered different ways to manipulate the glass and have found different ways to construct it. There are a number of things that factor into the fabrication of optical glass from the right number of minerals to keeping the different components of the glass controlled. Maintaining the appropriate temperature range is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of manufacturing optical glass. Within a very specific temperature range the glass remains clear while still exhibiting a high refractive index, but increasing or decreasing the temperature outside of this range alters these properties as to make the glass unusable for optical applications. However, making the glass is only half of the battle. After the glass is created, it must be cut into the desired shape and also ground down to achieve the desired optical properties. For example, the glass used in lenses must be ground down to give the lens the right focal length. The complexity and precision of this manufacturing process is why optical glass can also be referred to as technical or precision glass, as it takes a large amount of skill to manufacture properly.

Finding the right optical glass manufacturer is so important to obtaining the right size and type of optical glass. Knowing what you want, as with most products, is a great way to start your search for the perfect product. The next step is consulting with an expert who can adhere to your specifications and provide you with suggestions and insight. With the experience and expertise of a quality manufacturer, you can be assured that your optical glass will fit your applications perfectly.



Optical Glass
Optical Glass - S & S Optical Company, Inc.