Glass Shop Services

A glassblowing project in the Glass Shop, photo by Jeff MillerThe Glass Shop can work with scientific researchers to:

  • Develop concepts and ideas into workable glassware designs. These designs are then fabricated into one-of-a-kind prototypes. As research progresses, the glassware design can be modified as required.
  • Produce glassware from drawings, sketches or prototypes. Modifications are easily accommodated.
  • Repair or alter existing glassware.
  • Provide on-site repair, installation, alteration or troubleshooting of glassware systems.
  • Provide instruction in scientific glassblowing.
  • Serve as a resource for technical, material and product information.

Specifics and Procedures

  • Jobs are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Exceptions may be made for repairs that are critical to an ongoing research project. Every effort will be made to complete a job that is required for a project deadline.
  • Glassware brought to the Glass Shop for repair must be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Tubing is supplied by the Glass Shop.
  • Researchers must provide the materials required for the job (e.g., ground glass joints, stopcocks, flasks, etc.)
  • Special items required for a job can be ordered by the Glass Shop.  

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