Figure 1: Schematic sketch of the cutting test. (a) Uniaxial guidance. (b) Framework for tensioning the wire. (c) Wire. (d) Wire clamping. (e) Specimen. Feed rate as a function of time sfeed(t). Height hS and width of the sample. Cutting width as a function of the feed sfeed. Oblique angle λ. The force in feed direction FMD and the force in orthogonal cross direction FCD.