Quartz glass is also known Silica Glass, It is an extremely versatile ceramic material. It has a wide range of industrial application due to its outstanding optical transmission, good electrical properties, corrosion resistance and excellent thermal properties.

The Difference between Fused Silica and Quartz Glass
The material melted from grains is known as Quartz refers, However, silica refers to the synthetic material.
Fused silica is synthetic material therefore referred to as Fused silica. It has better optical properties and is more expensive.
The terms such as quartz, silica, fused quartz and fused silica are used interchangeably.

Method of Production of Quartz Glass

There are two Method of making quartz:
1. By melting silica grains either by gas or electrical heating. The type of method of Machining Quartz affects the optical properties.
2. By synthesizing the glass from chemicals. This material can be transparent or opaque, depending upon the application.

Advantages of Fused Quartz Glass:
  • Excellent thermally shock resistant properties.
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion.
  • Optical transmission properties.
  • Brilliant electrical insulator material.
  • Mirror substrates, also used in making crucibles, trays and boats.
  • Microwave and millimeter wave components.
  • Chemical and corrosion resistance properties.
  • Metrology and Aeronautical radar windows component.
  • Machining Quartz is done for making high temperature lamp envelopes.
  • Temperature insensitive optical component supports.
  • Lenses, mirrors in highly variable temperature regimes.