Lumber Industry

Lumber or timber industry referred to an industry that processes wood into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production.

The lumber is usually supplied in rough-sawn or surfaced on its faces to produce a specific cross sectional shape classified as worked or pattern lumber. Lumber is wood in any stage from the time it is cut from a tree through its use in construction or paper. Rough lumber includes hardwoods for use in high-grade wood floors while finished lumber is cut from softwood trees such as pine, fir, or cedar.

Industry and megatrends

The process of lumber processing is carried out in following steps: 

  1. Felling – cutting of inspected trees.
  2. Debarking and bucking – removal of bark by grinding or high pressure water. Removed bark is further pulverised for fuel purpose. Logs are brought into chain conveyor for bucking or sawing.
  3. Spinning the crystals in a centrifuge processing machines to eradicate the syrup and producing raw sugar.
  4. Headrig sawing - For large logs with diameter larger than 2-3 ft, the log needs to be further cut to suitable length. The wood slab is ground to chips for paper pulp.
  5. Bandsawing – Small logs are cut into 1 to 4 inches.
  6. Resawing – Depending on requirements, this process cut the logs into specific dimensions.
  7. Drying or seasoning.
  8. Planing.
  9. Stampingm banding and grading to classify the wood grade.

Dura-Metal supported the industry with their specialised welding and thermal spray technologies on its machining components to enhance the component parts’ profiles while as the same time, maintaining their performance in the production conditions. Our product range includes welding and coating equipment and consumables as well as product development on stainless steels, high-strength low-alloy and non-ferrous materials (copper, nickel, aluminum, titanium). In addition, Dura-Metal plays a vital role in joint development of parts for the various Lumber industries’ applications. 

Some of our Applications

  • Lumber saw bladeCutters
  • Lumber saw bladeLumber Saw Blade
  • Band-sawBand Saw
  • Circular-sawCircular Saw
  • Gang-sawGang Saw