Quartz Cutting & Machining
As experts in quartz cutting, we know that the successful function of machined quartz depends on three critical aspects:
Quality of the Raw Material
We start with ultra-pure quartz, which will undergo cutting, milling, grinding and drilling to achieve the required dimensions. Finishes are achieved through a series of lapping and polishing processes.
At Great Lakes Glasswerks, we have the capability to cut almost any shape and size quartz plates and quartz tubes. Whether working from a rough sketch, detailed drawing or written description, the combination of our equipment, fixturing, attention to detail and craftsmanship ensures that the part you order will meet your exact requirements for quality and value. We will work with you to guarantee you have the right quartz glass for your application, or we can cut material supplied by you precisely to your specifications.
High Volume Together with High Quality
Great Lakes Glasswerks has the capability to deliver on small or large projects. Even with large, high-volume projects, we maintain exceptional quality through a proprietary process to wet-cut both smaller bore (3mm OD to 13mm OD) and larger bore (up to 150mm) tubing and rod. The result is a superior finish. Our proprietary process also delivers higher yield and less failure than the score and snap method—failure that can arise from mechanical stress caused by minute fissures and uneven cuts.
Great Lakes Glasswerks specializes in small bore volume cutting. We offer traditional score and snap ends along with a proprietary wet-cut process that yields a cut of visibility higher quality[BH1] at a competitive price.
High-Volume Angle Cutting
We are one of the few, if not the only, quartz tube cutting facility that offers bulk pricing on specialized, small bore angle cuts. We can cut the jobs that other companies “no-quote.”
Cutting and Machining Services
Whatever quartz cutting or machining your project requires, we have the equipment and experience to provide parts that meet your specifications and schedule.
Custom quartz fabrication is an additional area of expertise. We offer several quartz fabrication services, including:
We have worked with lighting manufacturers and quartz fabricators developing new products and processes. Our understanding of technical processes, along with the capabilities and limitations of quartz, has saved our customers precious time and money.
Many times, a damaged piece of quartz apparatus can be repaired for a fraction of the replacement cost. We can let you know if repair is feasible, and will give you an exact estimate of the cost and time involved.
General Quartz Fabrication
Great Lakes Glasswerks is always pleased to offer a quote on any quartz fabrication project.