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Theory of Machining

Course aims

Students will be familiarized with the theory of machining. This subject includes an analysis study of chip forming, of power ratios, of cutting process stability, of thermal effects, of the wear edge of tools, of durability, tool life of materials, and of the optimisation of cutting process.


ČEP, Robert; SADÍLEK, Marek. Technology of Machining and CAM Systems. Ostrava : Ediční středisko VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2011, 122 s.
STEPHENSON, D. A.; AGAPIOU. J. S. Metal cutting theory and practice. New York : Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1997. ISBN 0–8247–9579–2.
SHAW, Milton C. Metal Cutting Principles. 2nd edition. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. 651. p. ISBN 0–19–514206–3.

Advised literature

SANDVIK Coromant, Technical Editorial Deartment. Modern Metal Cutting – A Practical Handbook. Tofrers Tryckery AB, Sweden, 1994, 927 p. ISBN 91-972290-0-3 .
KALPAKJIAN, Serope. Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. Third Edition. Addison – Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1995, 1239 p. ISBN 0-201-84552-0 .

Language of instruction Czech, English
Code 346-5002
Abbreviation TO
Course title Theory of Machining
Coordinating department Department of Machining, Assembly and Engineering Metrology
Course coordinator prof. Ing. Robert Čep, Ph.D.