Molecule Structures Lasered Into Glass

It's a natural: beautiful, accurate etchings in full 3D, giving real-world insight into complex structures. 

We work with proteins, small molecules and just about any other kind of 3D data, direct from your files.  Many sizes of glass are available — keychains to paperweights to impressive awards, with light stands to fit — and text or graphics can be added right in the glass.  Our dedicated software and high-resolution lasers give clean, fine-grained images, and we bring an artist's vision to each project that highlights the significance of your molecule.

CrystalProtein models are useful research tools, premium mementos of a discovery or deal, thoughtful gifts for researchers, Ph.D. candidates or advisors.  We've been in business over 10 years, etching thousands of structures, and we're happy to help make your data look its best.

Human hemoglobin in an 80mm cube.  The chains are shown as ribbons, hemes as wireframe, and spheres accent each iron atom.

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Use our Protein Order Form or Molecule Order Form to describe your project, or just email a PDB file, Pymol session, or whatever sort of data is suitable, with a brief description of how you'd like it to look.

We'll be in touch within a few days with a 3D proof showing how your design will look in glass, and a quote for the project.  There's a setup fee for the initial layout of your design, and from there you can get one or many glass pieces, now or later.  Glass sizes range from keychains to large awards.  One-offs are fine, large quantities are no problem.

After the details are confirmed and your model goes to the laser etching factory, shipment usually takes 2-3 weeks.  This can be expedited with rush fees and express shipping: forethought is appreciated, but we've turned projects in three days when needed. 

Caffeine, shown as ball-and-stick with text in a 50x50x80mm crystal.


To send your file for a quote, please use our Protein or Molecule order form, email, or call (831)421-0677.  We look forward to hearing from you!