Molecule Structures Lasered Into Glass

It's a natural: Crystal molecules are beautiful, accurate etchings that give real-world insight into complex structures. 

We do protein structures, smaller molecules, and crystals, direct from your data files. Most features found in standard viewers will render well.  Many sizes of glass are available — keychains to paperweights to large 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.

Crystal molecule models make useful research tools, premium mementos of a discovery or business deal, or thoughtful gifts for researchers, Ph.D. candidates or advisors. 

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 send a PDB code or file, along with a brief description of how you'd like the model to look.

Glass sizes range from keychains to paperweights to large awards, with lighted stands to fit all sizes.  There's a charge of $115-180 for setting up your design to order, and from there you can get one or many glass pieces.  One-offs are welcome, large quantities are no problem.

We'll be in touch within a day or two, and once the details are in place you'll receive a quote and online proof, so you can see the model in 3D before glass is etched.  Turnaround time is usually 3-4 weeks, and this can be expedited with a rush fee. 

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


Whether you need a research model or a retirement gift, Crystal Proteins are ideal.  To send your file for a quote today, please use our Protein or Molecule order form, email, or call (831)421-0677.