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Diamond polishing is a semi-automatic edge finishing process that uses a natural diamond and a synthetic diamond tool spinning at high speed to polish acrylic to a very high standard without inducing any stress into the material.

The process works by drawing the edge of a panel or a number of panel (of the same size) over the cutting head using belts. The material is fed at the correct speed which varies based on the material being polished. The cutting head takes off approximately 0.5mm of material, the synthetic diamond removes 0.4mm leaving the natural diamond to remove the last 0.1mm and creating the glossy finish.

Because a diamond tool is used no stress is induced into the material therefore the polished part is immediately ready for cementing without the risk of causing stress cracks.

Sheets of up to 40mm thickness can be polished by Atlas Plastics, in addition to this sheets of multiple thicknesses can be stacked to make up 40mm, for example 7 sheets of 5mm material can be polished simultaneously in what is a highly efficient process.




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Demonstration of how the diamond polisher turns a saw-cut edge into a polished one.

The belts move the panel over the cutting tool.

After completing the polishing you are left with a crystal clear edge.


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