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Glassblowing workshop

The Glassblowing workshop was constructed by the University of Patras in 1991, during the rectorship of Professor Alexios Lycourghiotis. Located in the ground floor of the "North Chemistry Building", the workshop provides a service not only to the Department of Chemistry but also for other schools and institutes on campus. The machinery in the workshop consists of a Bench burner, torches, glassblowing lathe, diamond saw, grinding machine, and annealing ovens.

The University's Glassblowing workshop undertakes the design of scientific glassware for research and teaching purposes. The workshop can also repair scientific glassware equipment. The glassblower works from discussions or sketches developed by or in consultation with the research staff, to create special apparatus or any other experimental research equipment they can dream up, in pyrex, quartz, vycor, and soda glass. Advice is often sought on various problems with the use or maintenance of apparatus such as vacuum lines.

The Glassblowing workshop operates under specific internal rules and procedures. It is open from 09.00 – 15.00 and for collecting finished jobs or adding new ones from 11.00 – 13.00 Monday – Friday.

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