Bandsawing is fast becoming the most preferred procedure for cutting-off standard workpieces owing to low kerf loss and high metal removal rates. One of the primary problems in evaluating metal bandsaws and developing newer variants, comprising of new saw tooth materials, their heat treatment, or different tooth forms and quality, has been costly and time consuming sawing tests. In order to overcome this, simulation work using a Single tooth test method previously developed was tested and validated. Cutting tests were performed at fine depths of cut (2-10 μm) usually found in actual bandsawing process.
|Society of Manufacturing Engineers
|Published - 2002