Processing of the glass edge
Processing of the glass edges after cutting
After cutting the glass to the required size, edge finishing can be done mechanically or manually. Safety and security is the primary goal where edge finishing is concerned, then to improve functionality and appearance.
There are a huge variety of edge finishing options:
– bevel – the edges are wholly or partially bevelled;
– satin finished edge – the edge has been processed with specific tools. The edge finish is matte (satin) and traces left by the diamond disc cannot be seen with the naked eye.
– polished edge – after processing with diamond disk, the edge is polished. It acquires a brilliant, glossy finish.
– chamfered (also known as a facet edge) – more for mirrors, allows the decoration and the glass contours to be accentuated, especially in the case of thick glass.
– semi-round or round edge.
– bevelled (bevelled).
– Double chamfered.
– Cascade edge
– finely finished edge – using abrasive tape to blunt and smooth edges. It is used for glass up to 8 mm thick, prior to tempering/laminating;
– machined edge – all glass thickness is subject to abrasive tape processing. There is no trace of the original cut on the finished surface.