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RE: RE: RE: Where To Get A Piece Of Ceramic Glass

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Posted by Rick Crockett on June 8, 2000 16:30:41 UTC

That is what I suspected. You want ceramitized glass, not vitrified ceramic. They are a world apart in quality and price. Zerodur can be bought from Schott Glass Works in Germany or USA. I would guess that you are looking at about $20,000 US for the blank. For about 1/15 the cost you can have a 57mm thick (thin) Pyrex blank which will give supperior performance in typical applications.

My question is, if you don`t already know this, have you mirror making experience at all? If not it is unlikely that you will successfully finish a large mirror as a first experience.

Look-up Swift Glass in New York and ask for TOM, He can probably help you get just about any glass you want.

Good Luck,
-Rick

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