Enter the total cutting force and the percentage of the cutting force in stripping to determine the stripping force.

## Stripping Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Stripping Force.

SF = CF * %F

- Where SF is the stripping force (N)
- CF is the cutting force (N)
- #F is the percentage of cutting force that is involved in stripping (%)
- This value ranges between 10%-20%

## What is a Stripping Force?

Definition:

A stripping force is the total shear force acting on the thickness of an object that is being cut by a machining operation. The stripping force is typically 10-20 percent of the cutting force.

## How to Calculate Stripping Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Stripping Force.

First, determine the cutting force. In this example, the cutting force is found to be 30N with the help of the calculator linked above.

Next, determine the percentage of cutting force that is involved in stripping. For this problem, the percentage of cutting force involved in stripping is found to be 15%.

Finally, calculate the Stripping Force using the formula above:

SF = CF * %F

SF = 30 * .15

SF = 4.5 N