Course detail

Unconventional Technology

FSI-HNEAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is intended to extend knowledge of the engineering technology, especially of moulding and machining parts, concentrating on the production and working engineering production components. It introduces progressive unconventional technologies
in the interaction: machine – tool – workpiece. For this purpose the student will familiarise with fundamental methodology of the theory for processes of beam method of the machining – laser, plasma, water jet, ultrasonic, electrospark, chemical maschining as typical
representatives of working hard workable material.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will get acquainted with their use in the industrial practice for atypical manufacturing processes. They will be able to create production processes and applications of unconventional engineering technologies for new products. They will learn the methodology necessary for determining whether the proposed unconventional technology is economically and ecologically effective.


Knowledge of fundamental methods of machining and forming.Knowledge of physic on the secondary school level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kolektiv autorů: Machining Data Handbook , Volume I.,II.,Machinability Data Center, Cincinati, Ohio, 3.vyd. 1980 (EN)
PETRUŽELKA, Jiří. Tvařitelnost a nekonvenční metody ve tváření .VŠB Ostrava 2000. ISBN 80-7078-635-3. Část 2: Nekonvenční metody ve tváření: ISBN 80-7078-727-9. (CS)
HÍREŠ, Ondrej, Michal HATALA a Sergej HLOCH. Delenie kovových materiálov okružnou pílou, vodným prúdom a plazmovým oblúkom, 1. vydání. Jiří Pustina: Ostrava – Poruba, 2007, 147 s. ISBN 978-80-8073-769-6. (SK)
MAŇKOVÁ, Ildikó. Progresívne technológie. 1. vydanie. Košice: Vienala, 2000, 275 s. ISBN 80-7099-430-4. (SK)
CARISTAN, Charles L. Laser cutting guide for manufacturing. 1th ed. Michigen: SME, 2004. p. 447. ISBN 978-0-87263-686-6. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course unit credit requirements:
-participation in the exercises,
-delivery of assigned papers.
The exam will be written and oral and the resulting classification will be in accordance with Article 12 and 13 of the current BUT Study and Examination Regulations.
It is classificated to the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide detailed information about technological processes applied for moulding and machining by the use of unconventional technologies. It will predicate possible consequences of these processes and their impact on the post-procedural state of the workpiece from the distinctive level of the integrity of the worked surface. Future technologists and engineers will be provided with the fundamentals necessary for an optimum and qualified decision making in terms of the engineering technology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Missed lessons will be compensated in alternative exercises by arrangement with the teacher.
Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Attendance in exercises is compulsory.
The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Introduction to the technological processes of unconventional technologies of moulding.
2.Technology of piping expanding, benefits and disadvantages, theoretical model of a beaded joint, fundamentals of an appropriate piping beading, piping rerolling and uncompleted rolling.
3.Technology of the stationary process of the pipe drawing with the help of a conic thorn, tightening of the tractive force. Technology of narrowing the ends of piping without a thorn, calculation of parameters.
4.Pipe drawing with the help of a floating thorn.
5.Classification of unconventional methods of machining.
6.Electric erosion – physical principles, diagrams of electric generators.
7.Electric erosion – excavating in connection with the industrial practice.
8.Electric erosion – wire cutting in connection with the industrial practice.
9.Anode-mechanical machining, physical principle.
10.Technological application of laser cutting, physical principle.
11.Technological application of water jet cutting, physical principle.
12.Technological application of plasma beam cutting, ultrasonic machining, physical principle.
13.Chemical, photochemical, electrochemical machining, chemical principle.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Principles and diagrams of the selected unconventional technologies and their main characteristics in the process of moulding metals and alloys.
2.Technology of the piping expanding – diagrams of piping rerolling and uncompleted rolling, theoretical aspects.
3.Pipe drawing with the help of a conic thorn, calculation and drawing.
4.Pipe drawing with the help of a floating thorn, calculation and drawing.
5.Electric erosion of excavating – production process, examples of electrodes.
6.Electric erosion of wire cutting – technological conditions, examples of the design of tools, ways of setting in the programme Kovoprog.
7.Electric erosion of excavating – excursion in a production factory.
8.Electric erosion of wire cutting – excursion in a production factory.
9.Anode-mechanical saw – demonstration in the workshop of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
10.Technology of laser cutting – excursion in a production factory.
11.Technology of water jet cutting – excursion in a production factory.
12.Technology of plasma beam cutting – examples of usage, comparison with laser beam and water jet.
13.Technology of ultrasonic machining, chemical, photochemical, electrochemical machining, – examples of usage.