IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products are specially designed for each customer to meet individual thermal, optical, and other material property requirements. These compositions are available in custom forms with various diameters, rods or disks (custom thickness available), and the bulk glass may be processed in powder form.
Our process includes a discovery and research phase to determine if we can manufacture what is required based on customer-provided design constraints, test melts, analysis, in-house cutting/grinding/polishing sample prep, and the selection of the appropriate composition(s) for your application. Our custom sizes and volumes of individually designed compositions are available for R&D projects, fiber/molding pre-forms, and thin film applications.
Please contact us to discuss your material property needs and mass requirements. Pricing varies depending on composition and processing.
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products: CUSTOM-1 – As compositions (+ S, Se, and/or Te)Glasses in our CUSTOM-1 line are some of the most widely deployed in currently fielded systems due to their low glass transition temperature, intermediate thermal expansion, and low densities. These properties make CUSTOM-1 glasses the easiest for post-processing, including hot forming and thin film evaporation.
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products: CUSTOM-2 – Ge (+ As and/or Sb) compositions (+ S, Se, and/or Te)Glasses in the CUSTOM-2 line are utilized in more thermally-demanding applications due to their higher glass transition temperatures, large working ranges, and lower (and tunable) thermal expansions. These 3+ component systems allow a great deal of flexibility in compositional design, allowing one glass to achieve multiple target properties.
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products: CUSTOM-3 – Above compositions with custom doping (metals, halides, rare earths)Chalcogenide glasses exhibit excellent solubility for rare earths and other elements that make glasses in the CUSTOM-3 line prime candidates for phase change materials and active optical applications such as mid- and long-wave infrared lasing, as well as nonlinear optical devices.
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products: CUSTOM-4 – RoHS compliant compositionsOur chalcogenide glasses can also be developed to be RoHS compliant, by selectively replacing As or Pb in the glass matrix with more environmentally-friendly elements. CUSTOM-4 glasses are suitable for deployment worldwide, in accordance with these regulations.
IRRADIANCETM CUSTOM Glass Products: CUSTOM-5 – Other customer-specified compositionsIRradiance Glass has a long history of working with our customers to design glasses to meet their application-specific materials requirements. We realize that “off the shelf” solutions are not always suited for demanding jobs, and we are happy to meet your needs.