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MTT106 - Metal cutting
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering
Department: 43 - MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY


Teaching language: English
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPAEM MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Lars Nyborg


Replaces

MTT105   Metal cutting


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in materials science and manufacturing technology including metal cutting.

Aim

The course aims at facilitating manufacturing engineering knowledge at advanced level regarding metal cutting, which is one of the most value-adding operations in modern manufacturing industry.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- describe the basic concepts regarding machine capabilities, tooling, cutting tool selection and applications in production engineering
- select cutting tools, cutting fluids and machining parameters for specific operations and work piece materials
- analyse and optimise metal cutting processes for specific needs and applications using statistical methods, characterisation and testing/experiments
- use advanced laboratory equipment to study and assess machining of advanced engineering materials
- implement critical sustainability aspects with respect to working conditions, environment and productivity in metal cutting

Content

The course aims at facilitating manufacturing engineering knowledge at advanced level regarding metal cutting, which is one of the most value-adding operations in modern manufacturing industry. Fundamentals regarding mechanics and material behaviour in metal cutting will be addressed and specific focus will be placed on engineering aspects of cutting tools, cutting tool materials, machine capabilities, cutting fluids, selection of machining parameters and the evaluation and optimisation of machining operations. This will include how to set up machining experiments, to control them, to measure and why, to evaluate tool wear and to characterize the resulting surface of the work-piece material. A key issue will be to understand how to realise productivity in metal cutting while considering sustainability (health and environmental aspects). The use of statistical methods, process simulation (FE), material characterisation/microscopy/X-ray (surface toppgraphy, surface structure, residual stress, etc) will be addressed. In particular, how to functionalize surfaces for specific product performance will be an important part in the course.

Organisation

The course is based on overview lectures, dedicated exercises and tutored practicals where modern machining equipment, measurement techniques and machining development are demonstrated. The practicals will form the basis for a project assignment where each participant will train the most important parts in optimising and developing metal cutting operations. Guest lecturers from industry and study visits will be included in the course. The lectures will be given in English.

Literature

Text book Metal Cutting, EM Trent Paul K. Wright (Fourth Edition) (available in the library as an ebook) and course material newly developed by Swedish universities in co-operation with Swedish industry.

Examination

Book seminars and mandatory project work. Participating in all lectures/labs sessions is compulsory.


Page manager Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.