Accu-Glass, LLC – Glass vs Plastic and Stainless Steel –

Glass vs Stainless Steel and Plastic   Microbore flow restrictors are formed with precise inside diameters (ID) as small as 25 microns, with a tolerance of +/- 1 micron.
  • 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, including flow control for elastomeric pumps and blood pressure transducers

Accu-Glass LLC – Precision Glass Manufacturer

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 properties  Molten 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
  • Optically stable
  • Chemically inert
  • Non-porous or Impermeable
  • Dielectric or does not conduct electrical energy
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • High compressive strength
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Inexpensive and Disposable
  • Tamper resistant
  • Sterilizable
Fiberoptics to pharmaceutical applications, and electronics to flow restrictors.  Accu-Glass custom fabricates glass components to your requirements using these materials
  • Borosilicate
  • Soda Lime
  • IR Absorbing Glass
 Accu-Glass – What We Can Manufacture-
  • Ampoules (Ampules)
  • Borosilicate Glass Tubes
  • Borosilicate flow restrictors
  • Capillary tubing
  • Crushable Ampoules
  • Custom Glass Microboring
  • Custom precision glass tubing
  • Fiberoptic ferrules
  • Fiber Optic glass components
  • Flow Control Orifice
  • Fluid Extraction
  • Glass Capillary Tubes
  • Glass Flow Orifices
  • Glass microboring
  • Hermetic
  • Hematocrit
  • Hermetic Seal
  • Lab Glass
  • Micropipettes
  • Pipettes
  • Soda Lime Glass Tubes
  • Stirrers
  • Tubular Glass
  • USP Type I Glass
  • USP Type III Glass
We welcome your inquiries – reach out to us via email – mstreicher@accu-glass.com or info@accu-glass.com

Glass versus Plastic

Glass versus Plastic
Accu-Glass manufactures and provides custom glass parts which offer a non-permeable, chemically inert, and tight tolerance component.  Could glass be a more desirable option for your current plastic application?
Permeability:
Is your fluid collection or storing method causing unwanted alterations in the properties of the fluid itself?  Choosing glass over plastic may be a way to avoid such undesirable chemical reactions.  A wide range of custom shapes, containers, and collection devices are available in glass – which offers a non-leachable interface between liquid (fluids, drugs, chemicals, etc.) and container (syringe, capillary tube, ampoule, etc.).
Chemically Inert:
Disposable devices are common place in medical and electrical industries.  Glass devices offer the advantages over many plastics of being chemically inert, non-leaching, as well as stability at a wide range of temperatures.  Leachables from plastics have the potential to chemically alter the substance with which it interfaces, leading to undesirable results.
Tight Tolerance:
Could your application benefit from the tight tolerance capabilities of glass?  Accu-Glass offers a manufacturing process capable of holding tolerances as low as ± 1 micrometer.  This lends itself to processes and applications requiring highly controlled volumes, flow rates, and physical barriers.  Large quantities of glass parts may be produced with a known size tolerance at a time and cost effective rate.
Glass is a stable, highly chemically inert, practical material for many uses in industry today.  Many advances in manufacturing technology have brought forth new products made from glass which may have significant advantages over conventional plastics.
We have even made glass that you can tie around a pencil  – Glass is flexible! 
Could your application benefit from switching to glass?

Please contact us via email or phone and we’ll work with you on your design.

Email: info@accu-glass.com Phone: 1 314.423.0300 Extension: 127 Toll Free: 1 800.325.4796 Extension: 127