Cutting and Finishing

While our materials are produced as flat sheets, they are incredibly versatile. You can thermoform them into 3D structures; cut, glue, screw and mill them - opening up a vast scope of possibilities. In addition, the panels are solid and consistent throughout so you can create beautiful edge detailing with minimal finishing required.

We offer a cutting and finishing service on all our materials from the production of semi-finished parts to finished products. Our material engineers have the knowledge and expertise to advise and deliver on projects of all scales. We tailor our service to help you realise your creative ambitions.

Our services include:
Product design engineering / 3D CAD CAM
CNC cutting / drilling
Circular saw cutting
Finishing and assembly of parts

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Arrow Top CNC routing pocket details in 20mm Alba.
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Arrow Top Decorative routed finish on Custom material display trays.

CNC Routing and
Laser Cutting

With our in-house advanced 3-axis CNC machining capabilities, we offer an incredibly accurate way of cutting our solid surface panels. We can pre-cut shapes with different profiles like table tops or components in cabinetry. This can reduce your shipping costs and we can recycle the skeleton wastage and milled shavings, reintroducing them back into future products.

We do not recommend laser cutting our Classics materials. If laser cutting is integral to your design, we may be able to create a Custom material that is more compatible with this technology. However, Laser etching can work well with our PET Classics materials. Get in touch to discuss your requirements with our Material engineers.

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Arrow Top Saskia Pomeroy coasters in Kaleido. CNC routed. Images courtesy of Tian Khee Siong.
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Arrow Top CNC routing to create tile effect panel. Material: Alba.

Edge Details

Our highly skilled fabricators have the expertise and equipment to provide machined or manual edge finishing. The edge finishing on offer includes chamfers and fillets. Several types of joints are also available upon request.
Contact us to discuss.

Hand Deburred Edge
Hand Deburred Edge
Chamfered Edge
Chamfered Edge
Fillet Edge
Fillet Edge
Bullnose edge
Bullnose edge
Lap Joint
Lap Joint
Stepped Joint
Stepped Joint
Tounge & Dado Joint
Tounge & Dado Joint
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Arrow Top Example of a stepped joint on an Alba box. Creating the illusion of a seamless joint.
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Arrow Top Saskia Pomeroy Kaleido box. Feature tongue and dado joint. Image by Tian Khee Siong.

Buy Back Scheme

We follow a zero-waste production model – seeing our off-cuts as opportunities. We re-use all pieces generated by production and offer our customers the possibility to reclaim the material. If you decide you no longer have use for your Smile Plastics material you can choose to recycle them through the normal recycling channels.

Alternatively, we can also take back your offcuts, plus any end-of-life Smile Plastics materials. We re-work them into new panels, closing the loop and ensuring the plastics can brighten someone else’s day in the future. A full-circle industrial ecosystem.

Arrow Top In-house recycling of skeletal sheet waste.
Arrow Top From skeletal waste to plastic chips. 100% recycled - 100% recyclable.