Zerodur® (Schott Glass)

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For over 60 years we have been a precision machining and polishing fabricator of parts from all technical ceramics, sapphire, glass and quartz. We machine these materials to very precise tolerances (many times measured in millionths of an inch) for dimension, flatness, wedge and roundness or cylindricity. Our customers typically have a critical application that requires extremely tight tolerances in ultra-hard materials. We also have the capability to grind and polish spherical radius parts in a variety of hard materials, both inside and outside diameters, to optical requirements.

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Zerodur® is a glass ceramic with an extremely low thermal expansion coefficient.

Other Glass Ceramics :
Corning ULE®

2.53 gm/cc

620 Knoop

Modulus of Elasticity

13 x 106 psi

Poisson's Ratio
Dielectric Constant
7.4 (@ 1 MHz)
Volume Resistivity

2 x 1013 ohm-cm

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

0.00 +/- 0.1 x 10-6/°C

Thermal Conductivity
1.43 W/mK
Specific Heat
0.80 cal/g °C
Maximum Working Temperature
600 °C
Index of Refraction


Transmission Band
0.3 - 2.5 Wavelength (microns)

All properties are at room temperature unless otherwise noted.

Engineering data are representative, and are not intended as absolute nor warrantable. Manufacturer’s Data shown is blended from multiple sources and therefore illustrates the marketplace.

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