SawTech 2007
The 10th International Conference on
Sawing Technology

NEW LOCATION  
Atlanta Marriott Downtown
160 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 1-404-688-8600; Fax: 1-404-524-5543

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
7:30-8:15 A.M. - Registration
8:15 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. - Presentations

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Registration

8:15– 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Ryszard Szymani, Director, Wood Machining Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Session I. Advances in Lumber Production Systems

8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
TBL3: The Newest Technology in Curve Sawing
Simon Potvin, Vice-President, Sawmill Equipment, Comact, Inc., Quebec, QC, Canada

9:10– 9:50 a.m.
Understanding Sawing Accuracy and Process Reliability in Double Arbor Gang Edgers
Warren M. Bird, President, California Saw & Knife Works, Inc., San Francisco, CA

9:50 – 10:20 a.m.
Coffee Break

Session II. Saw Design, Operation and Maintenance

10:20 – 11:00 a.m.
Advances in Thin Circular Saw Vibration and Stability Research and Saw Tensioning

Ryszard Szymani, Director, Wood Machining Institute, Berkeley, California

11:00– 11:35 a.m.
Sawblade Vibration Mode Shape Measurement Using ESPI
Gary S. Schajer, Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, CANADA, and Michael Steinzig, Technical Bias, Los Alamos NM, USA

11:35– 12:15 p.m.
Improving the Sawing Process by Management of Stresses in the Tool and the Workpiece
Warren M. Bird, President, California Saw & Knife Works, San Francisco, California

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:15 – 1:50 p.m.
Improving the Performance of Circular Saws
Leonard Valadez, Vice President, California Saw and Knife Works, Tacoma, WA

1:50 – 2:25
Computerized Bandmill Monitoring for Increased Productivity
Don Miller, Lacey Harmer, Portland, OR

2:25 – 3:00 p.m.
New Nickel Boron Coating for Saw Blades
Roman Morris, Product Development Engineering Manager, UCT Coatings, Inc., Stuart, FL

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:05 p.m.
An Update on Gullet Cracks in Band Saws and How to Avoid Them

Ryszard Szymani, Director, Wood Machining Institute, Berkeley, California

Session III. Safety Issuses During Saw Maintenance

4:05 – 4:40 p.m.
An Update on Saw Sharpening: Grinding Wheels, Coolants, Cobalt and Grinding Mist and Current Permissible Exposure Limits

David Macey, Vice President, Pacific/Hoe Saw and Knife Co., Portland, OR

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers

5 p.m. - Adjourn


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For further information contact:

Ryszard (Richard) Szymani, Director of WMI
Tel: 1-925-943-5240; Fax: 1-925-945-0947
E-mail: szymani@woodmachining.com, www.woodmachining.com