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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Metal Cutting and Machine Tools

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course would encompass a comprehensive study of metal cutting and machine tools. Within a limited time of 10 hours, this course would elaborate on the theory of metal cutting supplemented with numerical problems. Tool geometry, chip formation, cutting force calculations and measurement, tool wear and other aspects will be given due attention. This would be followed by a descriptive study of the machine tools like lathe, milling, grinding, drilling and shaping machines, followed by numerical problems.
A study would also be made on fixed automation, Computer numerical control (CNC) machines, gear cutting machines, non-traditional machine tools, Rapid prototyping, together with numerical problem solving.
There would be discussions on MCQ at the end of each week of lectures.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
PREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT :All metal cutting industries



Week 1:Introduction : 1 lecture

Geometry of single point turning tools A : 1 lecture

Geometry of single point turning tools B : 1 lecture

Different types of cutting tools : 1 lecture

MCQ discussion : 1 lecture

Week 2:Mechanism of chip formation : 1 lecture

Calculation of Cutting forces : 1 lecture

Measurement of cutting forces : 1 lecture

Tool wear and tool life : 1 lecture

MCQ discussion : 1 lecture

Week 3:General purpose machine tools : Lathe :1 lecture

Milling machine and grinding machine :1 lecture

Drilling and shaping machines :1 lecture

Alignment tests : Radial drilling machine :1 lecture

MCQ discussions : 1 lecture

Week 4:Gear cutting machines :1 lecture

Fixed automation:1 lecture

CNC machines :1 lecture

Non-traditional machine tools, rapid prototyping machines : 1 lecture

MCQ discusions :1 lecture

Taught by

Asimava Roy Choudhury



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