WDS® is a comparatively easy to process insulating material. With commercial tools and machines one can drill, saw, mill or cut the material! The most important points to consider during processing are as follows:

  • Whenever possible, use hard metal tools - due to grinding effect of WDS®
  • Use high cutting velocity, otherwise edges break away
  • Very important! Provide a good splinter removal, in order to avoid surface damage
  • If possible, clean off remaining dust

Drilling:

For drilling, a normal hand or column-type drilling machine is suitable. When drilling the material, hold additional material against it or create an even bedding layer, in order to prevent breaking.

 

Sawing:

For sawing, you can use table circular saws, cutting saws, fret saws and belt saws. Saw if possible with a slow feed rate. At the cut end, you should support with some material in order to avoid breaking of the edges.

 

Milling:

WDS® can also be processed with table or handrouters. When milling, be sure to work in a synchronized mode, otherwise corners and edges will break out. During drilling and milling a peripheral speed of 30 - 50 m/min as well as a feed rate of 200 - 300 mm/min (0.2 - 0.3 m/min) are recommended.

 

Cutting:

WDS® can be cut without problems with carpet or wall paper knives with long blades. When cutting with a long blade please insure that the blade is led in a flat angle to the material.

Flexible WDS® - types like e.g. WDS® Lambdaflex® or WDS® Flexipor® can also be cut with a knife. Please make sure, that the open cutting edges of the panel are locked with a tape afterwards – see image sequence – due to this the penetration of humidity is effectively prevented.

Here you can find further information about handling and storage/transport of WDS®.


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