Evaluation of handsaw tooth performance through the development of a controlled cutting test rig

Naylor, Andrew, Hackney, Philip and Perera, Noel (2012) Evaluation of handsaw tooth performance through the development of a controlled cutting test rig. In: ICMR 2012: International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2012, 11-13 September 2012, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.


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In this study a conventional shaper machine has been converted into a controlled cutting test rig. A specially designed tool holder was attached to the actuating arm of the shaper machine. This tool holder constrained a small group of handsaw teeth designed to machine a groove followed by an adjustable single tooth that machined a specified depth of cut. A work-piece dynamometer was attached to the platform of the shaper machine. The three force transducers that compose the dynamometer were used to measure resultant cutting, thrust and side forces in the relative X, Y and Z axes. These are measured as the single tooth passes through the work-piece. In addition to force measurement, a high speed video camera was utilised to capture footage of the chip/surface formation where the tooth interacts with the wood work-piece. The recorded forces and captured footage of chip formation validate published findings that machining along the wood grain is a shearing process and machining across wood the grain is a bending process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Noel Perera
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:01
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9692

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