The cutting of wood and wooden materials is challenging technologically, and isalso important because of the size of the market. The woodworking industry isan important factor in Europe. For example, a turnover of more than DM 75billion was earned in 1994 with 328,159 employees in this area in Germanyalone. 95% of these woodworking operations employ fewer than 500 persons. Thestructures are comparable in other EC states. In the first phase, cutting data should be collected and processed for the different wooden materials. They willbe used for the definition of the concept and to dimension the first testtools. Promising ceramic cutting materials will be tested under realisticconditions. In parallel, various models will be tested for their practicabilitywith FEM support. The calculational models to be developed will describe loads for the specific material in the operation as well as the bonding stressesresulting through the combination of materials. Material connections as well asstrength connections will be evaluated thereby. The objective here is todevelop the principles of solutions for the integration of high quality ceramiccomponents. The combination tools will be tested for their long-term stability and resistance to wear. In addition, the adaption work necessary for apractical test will be performed. In the planned field tests, the modules must,for example, produce evidence that they will permit longer service lives and animprovement in the quality of the goods to be produced. In parallel,specially-designed model tests should test the suitability of different ceramiccutting materials for a wide range of workpiece materials.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
8503 St.joseph West Steiemark
CO15 4AB Clacton-on-sea