UQ Glassblowing Services

UQ Glassblowing Services specialises in the fabrication and repair of a wide range of specialised and standard scientific glassware.

Based in our School and servicing clients across UQ and externally, our highly-qualified glassblower has expertise with laboratory, chemical, scientific and custom-built glass apparatus.

They can provide advice and information about any special glassware requirements and assess and repair broken items.

Log and manage work requests

External-to-UQ clients

Contact the glassblower

UQ clients

First-time users

If you are a first-time user of the online work request system, email archibus@uq.edu.au, with the subject 'Register as user for Glassblowing Services submission portal Archibus'. 

In the email body, enter 'Please register user for Glassblowing Services submission portal Archibus'.

Existing users

Range of components

Our glassblower can make a broad range of custom-built glass items to your specifications, including:

  • glass and Teflon stopcocks
  • interchangeable ground joints
  • flanges
  • glass sinters
  • screwthread joints, graded and glass-to-metal seals.

They also work with quartz and pure silica glasses if you require high-temperature or high-purity glassware.