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High-temperature wear of cemented tungsten carbide tools while machining particleboard and fiberboard

Abstract

Published research on the wear processes of cemented tungsten carbide tools used for machining reconstituted wood products was reviewed, and the current state of knowledge in this area was evaluated. Underlying assumptions and conclusions regarding high-temperature oxidation/corrosion wear during machining were examined in view of known reaction kinetics of cemented tungsten carbide alloys in oxidative and corrosive environments at temperatures that may occur at the cutting edge. This examination indicated that some wear mechanisms other than high-temperature oxidation/corrosion are likely to be rate-controlling when machining reconstituted wood products such as particleboard and fiberboard.

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Sheikh-Ahmad, J.Y., Bailey, J.A. High-temperature wear of cemented tungsten carbide tools while machining particleboard and fiberboard. J Wood Sci 45, 445–455 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00538952

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Key words

  • Cemented tungsten carbide
  • Machining
  • Wear mechanism
  • Particleboard
  • Fiberboard