Precision Glass & Optics Provides Precision Cutting/Scribing on Thin Flat Glass

Precision Glass & Optics

Precision Glass & Optics

August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012 – Santa Ana, CA – Precision Glass & Optics, global experts in optical manufacturing, glass fabrication, and precision thin film coatings, offers precision glass cutting and scribing on thin flat substrates up to 24” x 24” (600 mm x 600 mm). Utilizing equipment from TLC International (Phoenix, AZ –, manufacturers of high-accuracy mechanical glass cutting/scribing equipment, PG&O uses the Gen-3 TLC Phoenix-600® machines to provide highly technical, precision cuts on glass substrates.

PG&O’s TLC machine provides close-tolerance singulation of thin (0.002” – 0.125” / 0.075 mm – 3.000 mm) flat technical glass substrates, with repeatable accuracies of ±.002"/±.0508 mm for rectilinear (X-Y) and ±.003"/±.0762 mm for circular or free-form shaped parts - single sheet or laminate - using carbide and diamond wheels. Laminated glass parts can also be processed, making this high-precision glass scribing capability ideal for a variety of commercial, biomedical, and military applications, such as avionics, aerospace, automotive, digital X-ray, entertainment lighting, satellites, consumer electronic displays, and more.

Specialized glass cutting capabilities are essential in a wide variety of microelectronic applications. In other tasks that require thinner, lighter, and stronger thin-flat glass, such as cover glass, touch screens, electrochromic mirrors, and other information displays, PG&O provides scribing on flat glass surfaces that are also coated with various optical coatings.

For more information about PG&O’s precision thin film coatings and glass fabrication services, please visit For more information about TLC International’s family of glass cutting/scribing machines, please visit:

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS – PG&O has delivered high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications for over 25 years. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and manufacturing large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.

TLC International - manufactures the Gen-3 TLC Phoenix-600® and TLC Summit Gen-5® high-accuracy mechanical rectilinear/SHAPES glass cutting/scribing equipment for technical/specialty thin flat glass industries. Other services include an Outsource R&D Technical Glass Lab for process development, 24/7 technical support, on-site training, replacement parts, consumable tooling (tungsten carbide and diamond cutting wheels, axles, wheelholders, and restrainers.

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