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Glass Shop

The glassblowing facility is a full-service shop primarily engaged in the design and fabrication of specialized scientific glassware as well as repairs and modifications of existing glassware

Services and Design

The glassblowing facility has on-hand virtually all sizes of borosilicate (Pyrex, Kimax) glass tubing ranging in size from 2 millimeter up to 178 millimeter in diameter. All sizes of commonly used ground glass joints and a large selection of both glass and Teflon stopcocks are maintained in a large inventory. Smaller selections of quartz tubing are also maintained in stock. Special items can be ordered if necessary.

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Rates, Hours, and Contact Information:

Hours and Fees
$36.00 per hour (on-campus users)
$72.00 per hour (off-campus users)

Monday thru Friday (Open Normal University Work Days)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Closed 12:00 to 1:00 PM for Lunch)


Research Glassblower
Charly Amling, 520-621-6365,

Apprentice Glassblower
Charles C Amling, 520-621-6365,


Chemistry Glassblowing Facility
Room 209, Chemical Sciences Bldg.
1305 E. 4th Street

Tucson, AZ 85721