CAPABILITIES

We get the most challenging projects done!

Our capabilities span the range from traditional techniques to more unconventional methods. Glassblowing, casting, fusing, and slumping are some of the traditional techniques frequently used for creating many glass products. When common methods are not applicable and innovation is required we pride ourselves on developing new fabrication processes in house. Our projects frequently involve, not only producing glass components, but creating specialized equipment to produce them. Like developing a process for vacuum-forming sheet glass or building custom equipment for lapping glass prisms, we embrace the challenge of taking on projects others have turned away from.

 

Our glass-working capabilities include:

  • Glassblowing

  • Hot Casting

  • Kiln Casting

  • Fusing

  • Bending

  • Pressing

  • Glass Machining


We also have facilities for:

  • CNC machining

  • welding

  • Wood working

  • Equipment design and fabrication

  • tooling design and fabrication

  • Mold Making

 

 Optical glass prism inspection
 

Hot work

Hot work is a forming process in which we work directly with molten glass. For instance glassblowing, ladle casting, solid workin, pressing..etc. Glassblowing is a core Keer capability. Our craftsman have trained with Italian master glass blowers and have extensive experience working with artists and industry professionals. 

 Finishing dished shade for LA Central library restoration

Finishing dished shade for LA Central library restoration

 Mold blowing components for Bloomberg sculpture

Mold blowing components for Bloomberg sculpture

 Ladling glass from furnace

Ladling glass from furnace

 Sand casting glass disk

Sand casting glass disk

 

Kiln work: casting, Fusing, bending

From traditional oven-work (casting, Pâte de verre, sagging bending..etc.) to innovative, cutting edge techniques such as high-temperature vacuum forming, we know the right process for your project.

 
 
 

glass machining

CNC machining with diamond tools is an efficient way to create precise glass components. 

 

Equipment design and fabrication

At Keer we don't only work with glass we also make glass-working equipment.

 

Semi-automated programmable lapping station

For Lighthouse Restoration Projects

 

Electric free-standing crucible furnace design

 Electric free-standing crucible furnace design
 
 Furnace cross-section

Furnace cross-section

 

Front-load and top-load kiln design and fabrication

 Front-load and top-load kiln design and fabrication
 

Custom Glassblowing Equipment Design and Fabrication

During the blowing process glass which has been gathered from the furnace cools down and periodically needs to be reheated. This is a small glory hole used for reheating glass when it gets too cold to manipulate.