Course detail

Machining Technology

FSI-DTBAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course deals with the following topics: Fundamentals of machining. Dimensioning and tolerances. Physics of machining. Cutting forces, heat and temperature of cutting. Cutting materials and their use. Productivity and economy of machining. Wear of cutting tools. Main groups of machines and technologies. Technology of turning, drilling and milling. Shaping, grinding, honing and reaming. Non-conventional methods of machining (EDM, laser, plasma assisted machining, ultrasonic, water jet). Gear production. CNC machining. Rapid prototyping, 3D print. Tolerance and dimension chains. Selective assembly.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be familiar with physics and other aspects of machining. They will be able to define technological processes for all fundamental manufacturing methods and will have an overview of principles applied for technological assembly.


Successful completion of the subject ”Production Technologies II”, knowledge of fundamental methods of machining. Knowledge of mathematics, physics and material science.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOCMAN, K., PROKOP, J. Technologie obrábění. 2. vyd.. CERM, s.r.o., Brno, 1996. ISBN 80-214-1996-2.
AB SANDVIK COROMANT - SANDVIK CZ s.r.o. Příručka obrábění - Kniha pro praktiky. (Přel. z: Modern Metal Sutting - A Practical Handbook. Překlad M. Kudela.), 1. vyd., Praha, Scientia, s.r.o.. ed. J. Machač, J. Řasa, 1997. ISBN 91-97 22 99-4-6.
Walker, J.R.: Machining Fundamentals. The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc., 7th ed., pp. 640, 2007, ISBN 1-59070-249-2
SHAW, M.C. Metal Cutting Principles. Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2005, ISBN 0-19-514206-3
TLUSTY, J. Manufacturing Process and Equipment. Prentice Hall, 1999. ISBN 10-0201498650.
De Vos, P.., STAHL, J.-E. Aplikovaná fyzika v obrábění kovů - praktické zkušenosti. Fagersta. Seco Tools AB. 2016

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. The lectures are based on the basic principles of machining, the methodology of machining technology, the usual problems and their model solutions. Teaching is suplemented by computational and practical laboratory works.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination consists of a written and an oral part. The written part is focused on the solution of a technological problem. The assessment reflects student’s professional skills. The oral part tests student's knowledge of a topic selected randomly from the concerned areas to assess the depth of understanding.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is for students to master fundamental machining technologies based on the principles of physical and chemical interactions of the machine-workpiece-tool system. In addition, manufacturing assembly and other concerned disciplines are dealt with.

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

Recommended participations in lessons. Compulsory and checked participations in exercises and labs. Obligatory full presence in all exercises. Inspection of senior professors. According to the studied topic some lessons will be practical - carried out in the lab, and some will be focused on the theory - calculations carried out in the classroom in a seminar form. Absence from seminars should be substituted for by attending a seminar with another study group or individually by the agreement with the teacher. Lessons may be occasionally inspected by the head of the department.
Successful completion of two knowledge tests on the subject.
Successful defence of their written works, protocols or technical reports.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch B-SSZ , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Fundamentals of machining.
2. Physics of cutting, chip formation.
3. Metal cutting phenomena.
4. Tool materials for cutting. HSS, cemented carbides, ceramics, diamond, etc.
5. Turning. Outer and inner surfaces.
6. Milling. Face and shoulder milling,grooving, copying, special operations.
7. Drilling and boring, reaming.
8. Finishing technologies. Non-conventional methods of machining.
9. Machine tools for automatic production.CNC machining.
10. Economics of machining. Productivity, costs.
11. Gear production. Machine tools. Rapid prototyping.
12. Special technologies - HSM/HSC/HFM.
13. Fundamentals of technology and assembly managements.

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Fundamentals of machining.
2. Calculations.
3. Metal cutting phenomena.
4. Tool materials for cutting.
5. Productivity and economics of machining.
6. Machine tools.
7. Turning.
8. Drilling and boring.
9. Milling.
10. Grinding and other finishing methods.
11. Machine tools for automatic production.
12. NC/CNC machining. Sinumerik 810D.
13. Gear production. Non-conventional methods of machining.


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