Welcome to part 3 of 3 on our dust generation series. In this last part, we will go over how the regrinding process, blade sharpness, and finish play a role in dust generation. Blade Sharpness First, let us discuss blade sharpness. Obviously, the sharper the blade is, the cleaner the cut will be and will […]
Welcome to Part 2 of 3 of our Dust Generation Series. In this part, we will go over and revise how the overlap of a blade plays a huge role in dust generation. First, let’s clarify what overlap means. As we discussed in part 1, for shear slitting to occur, there needs to be a […]
Dust Generation: Caused by the Shear Angle, Cutting Point, and the Geometry of the Knife and System.
Part 1 of 3 One of the most common problems regarding slitting, whether it’s crush, shear, or razor is dust generation. Although the amount of dust is highly dependent on the material being slit, there could also be some aspects of the set-up and equipment being used, which can worsen this problem even further and […]