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Craftsmanship in Analytical Chemistry: Metroglas

Spending some more time in Switzerland this spring and summer gave me a chance to finally visit Metroglas, the Metrohm subsidiary in charge of making sensors for titrations and direct measurements. Metroglas is located in the small town of Affoltern am Albis, about 100 kilometers from our company headquarters. In this video post, I’d like to show you the fascinating work that is done, among others, by glass blowers at Metroglas.

Metroglas relies on highly skilled glass blowers as well as automated thermoforming to produce glass parts for sensors that fulfill the high quality demands that are necessary for precise and accurate chemical analyses. As the number of trained glass blowers on the job market is decreasing, Metroglas recently decided to start training young talents in-house.

In my video, you’ll learn about Metrohm sensors and how they are made, and about the art of glass blowing and how you can learn it. And you’ll meet some of the people who are behind Metrohm sensors!


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2 Comments

  • C S RAMACHANDRAN

    The video exemplifies that inflating molten glass into a small but uniform bubble with the blowing pipe and grinding the ground joint diaphragm is a combination of art (human) and science (machine). There is more to making Metrosensors than meets the eye 🙂

    August 13, 2018 - 7:20 pm Reply
  • Julia van Drunen

    Fascinating! Thanks for making this video about the processes at Metroglas

    August 14, 2018 - 1:31 am Reply

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