Cutting Characteristic of Polycarbonate Sheet Subjected to Wedge Indentation by Knife Edge and Grooved Plate
Asymmetric plunge cutting by using grooved knife edge plate was proposed for advanced die cutting of a polycarbonate (PC) sheet. By varying the tip angle U and the tip thickness wU of knife edge in the counter plate, and combining a standard steel cutting rule of 42° center bevel blade, a cutting load response of PC sheet was investigated and also that deformation was observed by a CCD camera. Through this works, the followings were found: 1) there were two deformation modes of sheared profile. 2) The tip thickness wU was a primary factor, compared to the tip angle of U. 3) The equivalent wedge angle effect was revealed with respect to the upper/lower angles and U, while the PC sheet was bent up by the lower knife indentation.
Jun Wang,Philip Mathew, Xiaoping Li, Chuanzhen Huang and Hongtao Zhu
S. Nagasawa et al., "Cutting Characteristic of Polycarbonate Sheet Subjected to Wedge Indentation by Knife Edge and Grooved Plate ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 443, pp. 602-607, 2010