Glass is a required and preferred material for certain applications because of its desirable physical and chemical properties. Small diameter precision bore glass tubing is a specialty of Accu-Glass. Use of this product is extensive in the medical field with applications in medical devices or with direct and indirect patient contact.
In addition to our normal quality procedures that include statistical process and quality controls, we can provide quality related features for medical applications delivered ready for insertion into your medical device. Accu-Glass has unique manufacturing capabilities to fabricate custom design products used in the life sciences markets.
Our precision glass forming processes provides the flexibility to produce low-volume prototypes or high-volume/low-cost production quantities. We specialize in evaluating a customer’s concept, engineering solutions to produce prototypes, and finalizing components that can be integrated into the customers’ devices. Accu-Glass produces a wide range of precision glass tubing products that include capillary tubes for collecting and dispensing specific volumes of blood and other liquids, capillary flow restrictors / regulators for mobile infusion pumps and flush devices, ferrule tubing for diagnostic kits, and ampoules for urgent care applications. Solving the flow control and liquid handling needs of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and producing materials necessary for point-of-care (POC) tests. Accu-Glass’ micro-bore tubing can be custom formed to your specifications.
Accu-Glass, LLC works with customers to provide integrated glass tubing solutions when discrete electronic components must be protected, isolated from the environment, or sealed. Our precision glass forming processes provides the flexibility to produce low-volume prototypes or high-volume/low-cost production quantities. We specialize in evaluating a customer’s concept, engineering solutions to produce prototypes, and finalizing components that can be integrated into the customers’ device.
Glass – the material with amazing propertiesMolten glass – unlimited design possibilities. It transmits light, has high compressive strength and low thermal conductivity, is dielectric & impermeable and more! From Borosilicate to Soda Lime, IR Absorbing to Lead Free, Accu-Glass has materials, design & engineering expertise to create glass tubing for an array of applications.
Specialty compositions are also possibilities to solve a variety of engineering problems. Take advantage of the unique chemical and mechanical characteristics of glass in your design:
Light transmittable or Transparent
Non-porous or Impermeable
Dielectric or does not conduct electrical energy
Low thermal conductivity
High compressive strength
Inexpensive and Disposable
Fiberoptics to pharmaceutical applications, and electronics to flow restrictors. Accu-Glass custom fabricates glass components to your requirements using these materials
IR Absorbing Glass
Accu-Glass – What We Can Manufacture-
Borosilicate Glass Tubes
Borosilicate flow restrictors
Custom Glass Microboring
Custom precision glass tubing
Fiber Optic glass components
Flow Control Orifice
Glass Capillary Tubes
Glass Flow Orifices
Soda Lime Glass Tubes
USP Type I Glass
USP Type III Glass
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Onion Skin Glass for AmpoulesCustomer Challenge to Accu-Glass:
Ampoule customers developing products normally specify onion skin glass sizes that are currently not offered as standard products by Accu-Glass or the glass industry.
Accu-Glass normally will stock a container load of glass once a particular ampoule has been developed and in full production in order to keep costs down for the customer.
Most customers do not want to commit to a container load of glass during their product development and want fast turnaround to keep their timelines on track.
Customers develop products to suit their needs with respect to the volume the ampoule will hold and the ampoule length to fit into their other product components and packaging.
The wall thickness normally is in 0.20mm range but ODs can vary anywhere from 3mm to 9mm depending on the customer’s application. Sometimes the glass OD size is very unique and not similar to an ampoule product already being produced at Accu-Glass. Most customers will specify a USP Type III Soda Lime or a USP Type I Borosilicate for their ampoule. The borosilicate glass is the best choice if the glass is to hold harsh or very acidic chemicals.
Accu-Glass has developed the means to make small production runs of onion skin glass with OD ranging up to 9mm. This way the customer can request a smaller quantity of ampoule blanks for their product development/prototyping without the worry of committing to a container of glass that would produce millions of ampoule blanks. Turnaround time for the small production run and bottoming of the ampoule blank is normally in the 4 to 6 weeks time frame. Accu-Glass can tailor the glass wall thickness and OD to meet the customer’s specific requirements. Once the prototyping phase is successful, Accu-Glass has the capacity to move into full production and produce millions of ampoule blanks annually.
As a designer, don’t let your ampoule product be limited to the industry’s standard sizes for ampoule blanks. Accu-Glass can provide the unique sizes in the initial small quantities for your prototyping and product qualification.