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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The construction of the forming tools at both tools accomplishes the condition of minimum working geometry at clearance angle of [[alpha].
The remarkable increase in clearance angle of rachidian and lateral teeth was observed at 2-2.
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.
The normal force exceeds the parallel force for the 5-degree clearance angle at approximately 22,000 inches length of cut.
Cutting sugar maple in the green condition with lower rake and clearance angles requires more energy than with larger rake and clearance angles.
Harold Stewart's research into rake and clearance angles could lead to longer tool life.
Cutting tests were performed on a computer numerical control lathe using a set of carbide tools with a 10-degree clearance angle ([gamma]) and a 10-degree rake angle ([alpha]) on MDF discs 400 mm in diameter.
Tooth geometry, including rake angle, clearance angle, and gullet depth, are optimized for different applications.
A side clearance angle of 5 degrees was also ground in order to reduce wood shaping defects.
Because of the curving of the internal hole diameter the clearance angle will also be reduced.
If the cutting point is not on the centerline, the clearance angle between the toolholders and the workpiece will be reduced.
These inserts offer a clearance angle of 11 deg and a soft cutting action.