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K46 CLEAPSS: Working with Glass.

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K46 CLEAPSS: Working with Glass.

This one-day practical course will provide technicians with the knowledge and skills required to make most of the simple bends, and other items required for gas preparation, in most secondary school science departments. It will also demonstrate how some items of broken glass equipment can be repaired.

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Course Date

13th June 2018

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Course Leader

Chris Peel

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Course Description

The course covers:

  • introduction to types of glass, their properties, uses and safe handling
  • different types of burners
  • cutting and polishing tubes and rods
  • simple glass bends
  • more advanced bending including double bends
  • how to safely insert / remove glass into / from bungs
  • sealing wire into glass
  • repairing glass
  • making a decorative glass bead

other techniques including, drawing pipettes, closing tubes, joining & blowing glass

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