Acrylic Edge Polishing

Mechanically cut plastics and acrylics can be left with rough edges. For some applications, where edges are not exposed, this is okay; however, for a finer, finished look to your products Acme can use a variety of polishing or beveling techniques to remove these edges.

Saw Cut Edge
Saw Cut
A saw cut edge is standard for cut acrylic/plexiglass. Typically free of chips, it does not require polishing if the edge will be joined or otherwise engaged. Saw cutting results in a matte finished edge.

Machine Polished Edge
Diamond Polishing & Buffing
Diamond polishing adds a shiny luster to the edges of acrylic. This process consists of diamonds rotating at high speed, over the surface of the material. Diamond polishing goes together with a buffing process. Buffing is done after the polishing process has been completed, giving the edges an even higher quality, polished finish. *Please note that if you choose to polish your acrylic sheet, this is our standard polishing method.

Hand Polished Edge
Hand Polished
For any products that have 3 dimensions beyond those that lend themselves to diamond or flame polishing. Acme Plastics have these products hand polished and buffed to an exquisite, museum quality edge finish.

*Please note that laser cut acrylic is inherently polished and don’t require further edge finishing.

To learn more about our edge polishing and beveling services, contact us.


Acrylic Edge Beveling

top and bottom round acrylic edge
Top & Bottom Round Bevel
Rounded on top and bottom surface. Also described as a round over of the top and bottom edges.

top round acrylic edge
Top Round Bevel
Rounded on one surface only

45 degree acrylic edge
45° Bevel
45-degree angle cut on one surface only

Edge comparison (from top to bottom): Saw cut, Machine polished, Hand polished.

Comparison of Acrylic Edge Finishes
Bevel comparison (from top to bottom): 45°, Top round, Top & bottom round.

acrylic edge comparison

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