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    The Glassblowing Facility provides services to all departments in

HKUST. The services offered include fabrication ,repair, design of glassware.

      To Submit a job request, users have to fill out a fabrication form and

provide an account that can be charged to (authorized signature of

budget controller is required). Normally, glassblowing services are provided

on a first-come-first-served basis.

      The GBF is equipped with a range of equipment and tools and has a

capability for glassblowing fabrication at temperature up to ~ 3000¢XC. These

include temperature-programmed annealing ovens, grinding mills, sander with wet

diamond belt and the glassblowing lathe with various types of burners.

        A good stock of common glassware, borosilicate and quartz tubing and

spare parts, which can be checked out by all users of the University, is maintained

at the GBF.

Service schedule:

8:45a.m. - 12:45p.m Project Work
  • Fabricate special complex glassware

2:15p.m. - 3:00p.m Consultancy & Job Submission
  • Received job requests
  • Provide technical advice
  • Discussion
3:00p.m. - 5:15p.m Minor Work
  • Fabricate and repair simple glass apparatus

Comments and suggestions welcome. Email to Prof. W.H. LEUNG