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For our optical features, mirrored surfaces and ultra flat surfaces polishing is an essential process step. Axxicon is a specialist company in polishing plano, spherical and cylindrical surfaces. Axxicon’s operators use high end equipment to achieve roughness values in the range of a few nanometers.
We see polishing is an art and we’re proud to have the artists at Axxicon.



What is polishing?

Polishing is a finishing process that involves smoothing and refining the surface of a material to improve its appearance and/or functionality. It involves the use of an abrasive material, such as a polishing compound, to remove surface imperfections and create a smooth, shiny surface.
At Axxicon polishing is used on a range of metal tooling parts. It is often used in manufacturing processes to improve the appearance and quality of finished products, such as optical features in microfluidics or mirrors.

In addition to improving aesthetics, polishing can also have functional benefits. For example, a polished surface can be easier to clean and maintain, as it is less likely to accumulate dirt and grime. Polishing can also improve the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of a material, making it more durable and long-lasting, which is one of Axxicon’s strengths.


Lapping at Axxicon is a precision finishing process that involves rubbing two surfaces together with a fine abrasive paste in between them. The back-and-forth motion of the workpiece during lapping helps to ensure that the abrasive particles are evenly distributed across the surface being lapped, resulting in a smooth, flat finish. The process is used to achieve precise dimensional tolerances, flatness, and surface finish.


At Axxicon, lapping is used in conjunction with other finishing processes, such polishing, to achieve the desired finish on tooling parts. At Axxicon, we have extensive experience in lapping a wide range of materials to achieve the precise dimensional tolerances and surface finish required.