Recently, we were contacted by Paul Schroeder from the University of Colorado. Paul is a PhD Student working on laser spectroscopy in combustion environments at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He asked us if...

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We are happy to report that our efforts to drill quartz rods are meeting with success. A year later, please see our Optical Fiber Preform blog entry from December 2012, we are able to...

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When manufacturing for a wide range of companies, from R&D and University, to niche market tech firms and through to manufacturing giants, there exists a common concern in dealing with other businesses or entities....

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As we grapple with the challenges of offering our services to existing and new customers, the question that keeps popping up is: What is our expertise? Well, we are a highly capable, innovative and...

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After completing his classical training as a scientific glassblower in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University, Richard Morgan went on to set up the Lab in the Chemistry Department at the University of...

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Sometimes, our services are called upon by  the military and some of their civilian contractors. We recently shipped a batch of quartz windows to a major jet engine manufacturer. They use the windows to...

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It turns out that acid reflux is a good thing. Thank you Professor F.E. Tuttle. A number of labs use tubes and tuttles in combination. As the solution is boiled, the tuttle allows condensation...

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On a lighter side of the scientific glassblowing business, Sandfire Scientific is called upon, from time to time, to create unique items for the film and television industry. Be they for feature films or...

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Here is a comment we received from a satisfied customer for an order we filled in April: “I received the crucibles today. They look like just what I wanted.  They fit perfectly on the...

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We just finished manufacturing some Friedrichs condensers (usually called Friedrich) for one of our long-standing customers. We make and repair all sorts of condensers; more commonly: Allihn, Friedrichs, Liebig and Graham. We also manufacture...

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