Scientific Glassblowing

Our Glassblowing Shop employs the only active scientific glassblower in the province. The shop creates the exact pieces of glassware needed for the ongoing and new research projects. The shop is equipped with a cut off saw, glass-working lathes and annealing ovens. A vacuum system is available as are other specialty tools and instruments. The shop is fully stocked with various sizes of borosilicate and quartz tubing, valves and joints.

Services Provided:

  • Fabrication and design of custom research apparatus.
  • Modification and repair of borosilicate and quartz laboratory apparatus. This includes: vacuum systems, condensers, cryogenic dewars, and distillation units, etc.
  • Plate glass work including: cutting, grinding, and drilling.
  • Consultation on the design, construction, and purchase of laboratory glassware.


Dennis Cramm, P.Eng., Division Manager
S. J. Carew Bldg, EN1023C
Phone: (709) 864-4735/8313
Fax: (709) 864-8689

Chemisty/Physics Bldg, C1028
Phone: (709) 864-8325
Fax: (709) 864-7482