Mechanics of the Cutting Process

  • Etele Csanády
  • Endre Magoss


Machining plays a basic role in most procedures of the conversion of timber. Machining usually alters the shape, size and surface quality of wood. Machining occurs by cutting in most cases, and chips are the by-product. Some chips are used for the production of chipboard and some are used to generate energy. The chip may be the product in certain cases, and then we talk about technological or target chips. Chips are deliberately produced for the production of plywood, chipboard and wood-wool for packing.


Chip Thickness Vertical Stress Resultant Force Radial Force Oblique Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Etele Csanády
    • 1
  • Endre Magoss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Wood EngineeringUniversity of West-Hungary SopronSopronHungary

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