An Investigation into the Prediction of Optimal Machining Conditions for Polystyrene Foam Cut with a Taut Hot-Wire (2009)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering
A series of tests were undertaken in which the feed force, wire temperature and kerf width were recorded for expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) and extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) being cut with a hot-wire cutting-tool. From the gathered data general relationships between cutting parameters, material properties and kerf width (cut surface accuracy) were sought and developed. The findings reported in this paper provide an insight into the associated hot-wire cutting mechanics and the potential for consistently applying optimal cutting conditions during automated machining operations.
CitationAitchison, D., Brooks, H., Bain, J., Pons, D. (2009) An Investigation into the Prediction of Optimal Machining Conditions for Polystyrene Foam Cut with a Taut Hot-Wire. Galati, Romania: International Conference on New Technologies in Manufacturing (NewTech 2009), 23-25 Sep 2009. The Annals of “Dunarea De Jos” University Of Galati Fascicle V, Technologies in Machine Building.
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Keywordsplastic foam; cutting; hot-wire; automation
ANZSRC Fields of Research40 - Engineering::4016 - Materials engineering::401609 - Polymers and plastics
09 - Engineering::0913 - Mechanical Engineering::091399 - Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
40 - Engineering::4014 - Manufacturing engineering::401406 - Machining
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