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[*] posted on 2-4-2023 at 18:42
Awesome video about how lab glassware is made!


Alec Steele recently released a video on laboratory glassware:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fI3gpO5hW4.
I've always wondered myself how condensers were made.




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[*] posted on 2-4-2023 at 20:20


I'd like to see how they are able to mass produce this stuff in China and be able to sell it cheap. I can't imagine there's any way to automate such complex pieces and it takes masterful skill to do by hand.



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[*] posted on 3-4-2023 at 03:22


Pretty cool, I've gone down to my company's glass shop and watched them work a few times. What impressed me most was watching them work on the big pieces. The 72 L flasks are huge on the lathe and too big to fit in the annealing oven so when they add a neck or something they really have to anneal it with a giant torch and it's a beautiful thing.



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[*] posted on 3-4-2023 at 06:39


Quote: Originally posted by Gammatron  
I'd like to see how they are able to mass produce this stuff in China and be able to sell it cheap. I can't imagine there's any way to automate such complex pieces and it takes masterful skill to do by hand.


Cheaper labor.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2023 at 08:40


Quote: Originally posted by Gammatron  
I'd like to see how they are able to mass produce this stuff in China and be able to sell it cheap. I can't imagine there's any way to automate such complex pieces and it takes masterful skill to do by hand.


Well, modern manufacturing is a wonder, and I wouldn't doubt that they would be able to automate it.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2023 at 09:21


They can certainly automate some bits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOz4eqobVw#

But, not all of them, it seems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARdlck7iums
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