Topography of material made by the application of abrasive water jet technology
M. Kvietkováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/7591-JFSCitation:Kvietková M. (2014): Topography of material made by the application of abrasive water jet technology. J. For. Sci., 60: 318-323.
Water jet cutting technology is widely applicable in all industrial areas in areas where the need for high dimensional precision machined material. Quality of surface corresponds to the scale from middle smooth milling to rough milling. It shows the results of undulation in dependence on technical and technological parameters ‒ feed rate and abrasive mass flow. The paper also contains the methodology for assessment of the effect of these parameters on surface finished undulation. Our paper presents significant results of experiments made by this methodology applied to MDF, OSB boards and to technical beech plywood. We can see from the above-mentioned results that the fundamental indicator for roughness assessment is the arithmetical mean deviation of roughness profile Ra. MDF boards have the most homogeneous structure in the entire cut among the monitored materials, which affects the insignificance of parameter Ra. For OSB boards, we can see the worse surface quality with higher feed rate and vice versa for plywood, higher feed rate improves the surface quality. A higher amount of abrasive flow causes the worse surface quality.Keywords:
abrasive flow; feed rate; cutting by abrasive water jet