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Common Glass Edge Treatments

 

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Abrisa Technologies can fabricate many edge treatments for the various glass substrates we provide. The edge treatment selected can affect functionality and performance.

 

Edging is done for safety, cosmetics, functionality, cleanliness, improved dimensional tolerance, and to prevent chipping. Edging is generally described as a grinding process used to remove the sharp or raw edge of cut glass.

 

The most common edge treatments done at Abrisa Technologies are:

 

  • Cut/Seam – this is often called a safety seam edge or swiped edge, the primary purpose is to remove the sharp edges; it is not a smooth cosmetically finished edge. A sanding belt is used to lightly sand off the sharp edge of the glass.
  • Machine Ground – Diamond embedded grinding wheel put a satin finish on the edge
  • Pencil – edge has a radius similar to pencil of a “C-shape”.
  • Flat – a flat edge with a small 45 degree chamfer on the very top and bottom.
  • Machine Polished – Taking a ground edge another step, polishing the edges to give the glass a nice sheen finish.
  • Pencil – edge has a radius similar to pencil of a “C-shape”.
  • Flat – a flat edge with a small 45 degree chamfer on the very top and bottom.

 

Flat Ground or Flat Polished Edge Flat Ground or Flat Polished Edge
Pencil Ground or Pencil Polished Edge Pencil Ground or Pencil Polished Edge

 

Minimum glass thickness for edging at Abrisa Technologies is: 0.020” (0.5mm)

 

Cut/Seam Soda Lime Flat Polished Soda Lime Pencil Polished Soda Lime Pencil Polished Borofloat® Flat Ground Borofloat®
Cut/Seam Flat Polished Pencil Polished Pencil Ground Flat Ground

 

* Edge photos are for sample reference only. Actual edge treatments may appear more sheen like for polished edges.

 

Abrisa Technologies is a recognized global supplier of high quality, fabricated glass components, optical thin film coatings, and custom glass solutions for a wide variety of industries. From our US based Abrisa Industrial Glass fabrication facility in Santa Paula, CA and our ZC&R Coatings for Optics division in Torrance, CA we serve diverse industries such as microelectronics and displays, semiconductor, military, automotive, aerospace, medical, biomedical and scientific R&D. We provide custom specialty flat glass and coating products for applications such as: flat panel display, touch and gesture recognition; visible to IR imaging and surveillance; entertainment, indoor and outdoor lighting; advanced instrumentation; and photonics.


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