Medium-density Fiberboard (MDF) and Edge-glued Panels (EGP) after Edge Milling - Surface Roughness after Machining with Different Parameters

Miroslav Sedlecký, Monika Sarvašová Kvietková, Richard Kminiak


The mean arithmetic deviation of the roughness profile was investigated during cylindrical milling of the board edges. The machined materials were a medium-density fiberboard, medium-density fiberboard with single-sided lamination, and edge-glued spruce panel. Contactless and contact profilometers were used to measure the roughness. Both methods were evaluated and compared. Tungsten carbide blades with three different compositions and treatments were used. The effect of the cutting speed (20 m/s, 30 m/s, 40 m/s, and 60 m/s) and feed rate (4 m/min, 8 m/min, and 11 m/min) on the surface roughness was also monitored. The results of this study compared two different methods for determining the surface roughness. The measurements were more accurate with a contactless profilometer, but the price is higher than that of the contact method. The operation was also more complicated, and the measurement itself took longer with a contactless profilometer. The evaluation of individual surface quality variables was faster with a contact device. The best results in terms of the surface quality were achieved by lowering the feed rate and increasing the cutting speed.


Roughness; Feed rate; Cutting speed; Edge milling; Medium-density fiberboard; Edge-glued panel

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