Mechanical Engineering

ME5243*Machining Theory and Practice4 ch (3C 3L)

The fundamentals of metal cutting theory will be examined with particular emphasis on understanding cutting forces, stresses, strains, strain rates, and temperatures during the cutting process. Tribological issues, tool wear, and tool life will also be presented. Tools typically available to the manufacturing engineer such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming will compromise a significant portion of the course. Using the machine shop in the Mechanical Engineering Department, students will extend classroom concepts to practical scenarios and situations on the machine shop floor.

Prerequisite: (ME 2222 or ME 3222).

Co-requisite: ME 4283.