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Improving the Machineability of PB in Value-Added Wood ProcessingCompleted

Project leaders: Wong, Darrell, Chui, Y.H.
 

Objective:

Reduce the processing time and quality problems created when machining Particleboard (PB) in value-added applications.

  • Examine factors that affect machined edge quality of PB: panel properties, sharpness of the cutting edge, volume of material being removed, machinery precision, cutting speeds, tool diameter, number of teeth and cutting edge geometry and material properties;
  • Identify the characteristics that define high-machined quality value-added panel products;
  • Identify the critical panel properties and processing parameters that affect the machined quality of PB;
  • Develop a systematic framework for understanding the various factors and their interactions that can be applied to operational and troubleshooting procedures that enhance the machined surface quality of PB;
  • Increase PB machining speeds; Recommend improvements to the composition and manufacturing of PB that improve machineability.

Start date: 2002-04-01 End date: 2004-03-31
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Wong, Darrell
FPInnovations
Email: darrell.wong@fpinnovations.ca
Telephone: (604) 224-3221
Fax: (604) 222-5690
Chui, Y.H.
University of New Brunswick
Email: yhc@unb.ca
Telephone: (506) 453-4942
Fax: (506) 453-3538
 
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