clearance angle


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clearance angle

[′klir·əns ‚aŋ·gəl]
(mechanical engineering)
The angle between a plane containing the end surface of a cutting tool and a plane passing through the cutting edge in the direction of cutting motion.
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Once the analysis is complete, we should be able to recommend a range of rake and clearance angles to increase tool life," said Stewart, who has been working on extended tool life solutions for a number of years.
Cutting sugar maple in the green condition with lower rake and clearance angles requires more energy than with larger rake and clearance angles.
The normal (F01n) and parallel (F01p) forces were higher for a 5-degree clearance angle than for the other clearance angles.
Edge wear means that the geometry of the insert is changed, resulting in a reduction in the clearance angle.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of tip height, radial clearance angle, blade lateral runout, and tip materials of circular saws on the surface quality of machined wood-based composites in terms of the surface roughness height.
These variations of the contact tool/part/chip are due to relative displacements tool/part, tool/chip, and generate variations of the section of chip, speed of the chip, rake angle, clearance angle and shearing angle.
At forming cutting tools the designer has often to solve problems of critical points which can cause unfavourable conditions at edge of shape due to zero magnitude of tool clearance angle, see Fig.
The 12mm and 16mm round, as well as the 20mm octagonal shape, also offer an improved clearance angle of only 11deg (the 10mm round has a clearance angle of 15deg) to get closer to the seating face.
Diehl Machines' DMG-12 multi-function grinder can profile grind, clearance angle grind, straight knife grind, and with available options, milled-to-pattern face grind, surface grind, router bit and fingerjoint knife face grind.
As Woodson and Koch demonstrated, different knife shapes produce different cleavage modes in wood and may also result in differing amounts of friction with the wood substrate if the clearance angle is adjusted.
These single flute routers feature optimized rake and clearance angles to produce the highest material removal rates with improved surface finishes.