Crystal quartz is a naturally occurring mineral that can also be professionally manufactured using specialist equipment.
One of the key uses of man made quartz crystals is as a component of a crystal oscillator – a device for creating electric signals with constant frequencies that can be “tuned” depending on the vibration of the crystal used.
Quartz crystals can be made to create their own piezoelectric energy upon being “distorted” through the use of an electromagnetic field. Depending on the techniques used, the material can be caused to oscillate at a specifically selected frequency to achieve the desired results.
For example, small quartz crystals are used in wristwatches and other timekeeping devices to make sure they always run precisely on time.
So, if you would like to source your own quartz crystals or specialist crystal oscillators, where should you look – and how much will they cost you?
In this article, the team at Euroquartz – specialists in the supply and manufacture of quartz products, including crystal oscillators – explain a little more about how these items may be priced.
The Cost of Quartz Crystal Products
The price of crystal quartz or devices containing the material can vary hugely. While the most basic components and items may cost just a couple of pounds, the more specialist equipment may reach well into the thousands.
This is because some applications of quartz crystals require little sophistication or precision in manufacturing, whilst other assemblies and products must be finely tuned, with meticulous attention to detail and fabrication methods that are accurate to within a fraction of a millimetre.
For example, specialist products manufactured and designed by the team at Euroquartz are regularly employed within the defence, medical, aerospace, telecoms and electronic engineering industries, all of which require sophisticated devices to support their day to day operations.
There is also the matter of stock vs bespoke products. While Euroquartz always maintains an extensive stock of standard products, it is also possible to request the bespoke fabrication of specific items and components to meet your unique requirements.
The costs involved in bespoke or custom fabrication will again vary depending on the criteria given, the size of the order and the complexity of the manufacturing process.
How to Order Quartz Crystal Products or Receive a Quote
If you are interested in finding out more about the products that Euroquartz supplies – or you would like to receive an estimate on the price of a potential order, whether bespoke or from stock – simply get in touch with our team today using our handy online contact form.
We’ll respond to your enquiry as quickly as we can, and our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and to offer you a quote.
To help us work in greater detail and respond to your communications with the highest possible levels of accuracy, please give us as much information about your project as possible when you first make contact with us. We look forward to assisting you.