Welding two pieces of glass together is very similar to the process used to join two pieces of metal via oxyacetylene or TIG welding. A rod of the material being joined (in our case, pure fused quartz) is fed into a liquid weld pool, which in turn is generated by a hand held torch.
LTD Material maintains the range of equipment necessary to fully process material in house without relying on outside processing. That combined with our reserve capacity allows us to respond quickly to customer’s needs for custom quartz or ceramic products. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and methods that allow us to achieve the industry’s highest standards and very precise tolerance levels. Our team of machinists and engineers have many years of experience allowing them to tackle any challenge.
Our thermographically controlled lathes are high technology production machines that allow us to produce a wide range of glass and quartz products by hot forming operations. From tubes or rods, these machines can shape by using any combination of forming, pushing, pulling, blowing, sealing, collapsing or centrifugal operations, providing a very high dimensional accuracy.
At LTD we recognize that quality products are the output of conscientious producers. Therefore, we strive to move quality reporting to the process step producing the required features to meet our customer needs. This means that we train our production personnel to evaluate the quality of the part before and after they perform their process step. When a non-conformity is found at any stage of the process, a team of stakeholders is assembled to document next steps, root cause and corrective action(s). This activity fuels our continuous improvement process.