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Machining: Metal Cutting
201 Basic Cutting Theory

CourseCode: SOC-201-260110
Length: 1 Hours

Target Audience
Intermediate Level

Basic Cutting Theory provides an introductory overview of metal cutting theory and chip formation. The most fundamental aspect of cutting theory is the use of a cutting tool to remove material in the form of chips. Cutting tools can be divided into single-point tools, commonly used on the lathe, and multi-point tools, commonly used in milling and holemaking. The shape and type of chip created by cutting indicates whether or not cutting conditions are optimized. Adjusting tool angles and cutting variables has the largest effect on chip creation and cutting conditions.Understanding how chips are formed and what factors change or optimize chip formation is essential to performing an effective metal cutting operation. Chip formation affects surface finish, part quality, and tool life, and thus has a large effect on manufacturing economy.

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Courses Ascending
Beginner: 101 Safety for Metal Cutting
Beginner: 111 Cutting Processes
Beginner: 121 Overview of Machine Tools
Intermediate: 201 Basic Cutting Theory
Intermediate: 211 Band Saw Operation
Intermediate: 221 Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids
Intermediate: 231 Metal Cutting Fluid Safety
Intermediate: 241 Prints for Metal Cutting Operations
Advanced: 301 Speed and Feed for the Lathe
Advanced: 311 Speed and Feed for the Mill
Advanced: 321 Cutting Tool Materials
Advanced: 331 Carbide Grade Selection
Advanced: 341 ANSI Insert Selection
Advanced: 345 Advanced Tool Materials
Advanced: 351 Lathe Tool Geometry
Advanced: 361 Mill Tool Geometry
Advanced: 371 Drill Tool Geometry
Advanced: 381 Optimizing Tool Life and Process
Advanced: 391 Impact of Workpiece Materials
Beginner: 100 Intro to EDM
Beginner: 160 Intro to Screw Machining
Intermediate: 260 Toolholders for Turning
Advanced: 310 High-Speed Machining
Advanced: 315 Hard Turning
Advanced: 325 Machining Titanium Alloys
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