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Surface Quality of MDF for Value-added IndustriesCompleted

Project leaders: Cramond, Pat
 

Objective:

Develop Canadian MDF smooth enough for painted finish without unsightly machining marks or requirement for sanding. This research will:

  • Develop recommendations for tooling (e.g. cutting angles, sharpness, tool type and loading) and machine parameters (cutter speeds) to optimize the surface quality of machined MDF;
    Define key surface characteristics, board properties, and machining parameters in peripheral milling used to manufacture MDF kitchen door panels;
  • Determine effect of board density (including density profile), board type and moisture content on the surface characteristics of machined MDF;
  • Allow manufacturers of MDF to better tailor the properties of MDF for value-added applications;
    Increase the use of MDF in value-added applications and improve the market acceptance of MDF components by developing machining and tooling protocols for CNC routers to maximize the surface quality of machined MDF.

Start date: 2003-04-09 End date: 2006-03-09
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Cramond, Pat
University of British Columbia
Email: pcramond@mech.ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-1287
Fax: (604) 822-9159
 
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