Effect of Thermal Treatment on Surface Quality of Beech Wood after Plane Milling

Monika Kvietková, Miroslav Gašparík, Milan Gaff


This paper deals with the determination of the surface quality of both thermally treated and thermally untreated wood after the plane milling process. The milled surface quality was evaluated on the basis of the arithmetical mean deviation of the assessed profile, Ra. Surface quality measurements were carried out for various milling process parameters, such as tool clearance angles of 15º, 20º, and 25º, cutting speeds of 20, 30, and 40 m/s, and feed speeds of 4, 8, and 11 m/min. A splinter with a uniform thickness of 1 mm was removed from the wood through milling. Based on the results, it can be stated that thermal treatment of wood has no statistically significant impact on roughness. The most significant impact of the monitored factors were associated with feed speed, clearance angle, and cutting speed. The lowest average roughness values were found at 20º clearance angles, a feed speed of 4 m/min, and a cutting speed of 40 m/s. Increases in cutting speed led to a decrease in average roughness, while an increase in feed speed had the opposite effect.


Roughness; Cutting speed; Feed speed; Surface quality; Beech wood; Thermowood; Milling

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