Flame polishing equipment is widely used in the plastics manufacturing industry for flame polishing of transparent thermoplastic acrylic. Acrylic is also known as plexiglass, Perspex, Poly (methyl methacrylate) PMMA, as well as under the trade names plexiglass, acrylite, lucite, Oroglas, Altuglas, Cryolite Optix and Perspex. After acrylic is cut, laser cut or CNC milled, there is often a need to add a final polished edge. Flame polishing is ideally suited to achieve this.
The equipment produces hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis of distilled water. The hydrogen is produced only as needed. This eliminates the need to store dangerous gas cylinders under pressure. The only by-product other than energy is water. The flame is clean, safe and environmentally friendly.
Although it does not replace the need for diamond edge polishing and other mechanical finishes, flame polishing is ideal for polishing straight or curved edges, interior sections and organic shapes. In addition, it sharpens diamond-polished acrylic, adds a final finish to laser-cut material and polishes CNC-milled components. Flame polishing can be used to remove scratches that have occurred on the acrylic surface and that would otherwise be a piece of scrap.