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Volume 74 (2023), issue 2

Determination of Machining Characteristics of Heat-Treated Siberian Pine (Pinus sibirica)


The main objective of this study is to determine the effect of heat treatment on the machining
properties of solid wood material and determine the optimum cutting parameters to obtain surfaces with minimum surface roughness. In line with this goal, Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica) wood species, widely used in the woodworking and furniture industry, was chosen as the experimental material. The heat-treated (at a temperature of 190 °C for 2 hours) and untreated samples were machined using two different cutters (carbide upcut milling cutter and carbide compression milling cutter) with 5 mm diameter at 1000, 1500 and 2000 mm/min feeds, 8000, 12000, 16000 rpm spindle speed, 50, 75 and 100 % stepover on the CNC machine. Surface roughness values (Ra and Rz) were measured to evaluate the obtained surfaces according to ISO 468 (2009), ISO 3274 (2005), and ISO 4287 (1997) using a contact profilometer. When the data was evaluated in general, the lowest roughness value for Ra occurred in upcut milling cutter, with 50% stepover, 12000 rpm, 1000 mm/min feed on untreated solid wood material. The highest roughness value for Ra occurred in a compression milling cutter, with 100 % stepover, 16000 rpm, 2000 mm/min feed on heat-treated solid wood material. It has been observed that the feed is the most critical parameter affecting the surface roughness.


Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

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