28th Annual WMI Workshop on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Saws and Knives WMI Workshop on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Saws and Knives

28th Annual WMI Workshop on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Saws and Knives

2018 WORKSHOP: October 15-16, 2018

Holiday Inn - Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Tel: 800-315-2621 or 503-256-5000 direct


PROGRAM

Monday, October 15, 2018

8:00 - 8:30
Registration

8:30 - 8:35
Welcome and Introduction
Ryszard Szymani, Director, Wood Machining Institute (WMI), Walnut Creek, CA

8:35 - 9:05
Latest Developments in Wood Processing Machines and Cutting Tools
Ryszard Szymani  

9:05 - 9:30
Wood Characteristics and Properties that are of Concern when Cutting and Rupture Patterns in Wood Cutting - DVD
Ryszard Szymani  

9:30 - 10:00
Economics of Sawing Variation and Potential Gains in Lumber Value and Volume Recovery Using Thin Kerf Accurate Sawing
Ryszard Szymani  

10:00 - 10:30
Morning Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity

10:30 - 11:15
Measurement and Analysis of Sawing Accuracy in Machines with Guided Circular Saws with Improved Scanning Technology
Warren M. Bird, California Saw and Knife Works, LLC., Sutherlin, OR (Past President of California Saw and Knife Works, Inc., San Francisco, CA)  

11:15 - 12:00
Saw Stiffness and Instability Criteria, CSAW, SAWSEL and SETS Software and Advances in Saw Tensioning and Tension Evaluation
Ryszard Szymani  

12:00 - 1:15
Lunch with Workshop Faculty

1:15 - 2:10
Getting More Out of Your Sawing Process through Innovations in Saw Design
Warren M. Bird, California Saw and Knife Works, LLC., Sutherlin, OR (Past President of California Saw and Knife Works, Inc., San Francisco, CA)  

2:10 - 3:00
Saw Lubrication for Guided Saws
Joe Shields, Senior Mechanical Service Technician, USNR, Woodland, WA. 

3:00 - 3:20
Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunity

3:20-4:00
Band Saw Tracking: The Effect of Saw Tensioning, Back Crown and Strain
Gary Schajer, Professor, UBC Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

4:00 - 4:40
One Approach to Deciding the Most Cost-Effective Kerf for Your Value Added Application
John Schultz, President, Super-Thin Saws, Inc., Waterbury, VT

4:40 - 5:00
Question and Answer Session

5:00
Adjourn

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8:15-9:00
Effect of Counter and Climb Cutting on Wood Dimensional Accuracy of Guided Circular Saws
Gary Schajer, Professor, UBC Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

9:00 - 10:00
Automation in Saw Filing: CNC of Saw Guide Milling and Saw Sharpening
Justin Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Williams & White Equipment, Burnaby, B.C. Canada.

10:00 - 10:30
Break and Networking Opportunity

10:30 - 11:15
Chipping Heads and Knives in the Sawmill/Planer Mill
Devin Karamanos, Vice President, Sales & Services for Western North America, Key Knife, Inc., Tualatin, OR  

11:15 - 12:00
Saw Tooth and Gullet Design, Gullet Loading and Feed Rate and Formation of Gullet Cracks in Saws and How to Avoid Them
Ryszard Szymani  

12:00 - 1:15
Lunch with Workshop Faculty

1:15 - 2:00
Saw Guides: A Journey into Knowing More About the Micrometer of Your Sawmill

Udo Jahn, General Manager, Modern Engineering, Delta BC, Canada  

2:00-3:00
Safety and Ergonomic Issues in the Wood Industry: Review of Causes of Accidents in Sawmills and Planer mills and How They Can Be Avoided
Ryszard Szymani  

3:00 - 3:20
Break and Networking Opportunity

3:20 - 4:00
A Safety Discussion. This presentation will include several questions for audience discussion.
Mike Zojonc, General Manager, Blanca Forestry Products, Blanca, Colorado.  

4:00-4:15
Questions and Answers
Ryszard Szymani

4:15
Presentation of Certificates & Adjorn
Ryszard Szymani


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420 N. Civic Drive, #406
Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
Tel & Fax: 1-925-943-5240; Cell: 1-925-360-4201
e-mail: szymani@woodmachining.com
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