Metalcutting Application Course
The Metalcutting Application Course is designed to provide a broad base of knowledge for the selection and use of metalcutting tools. This course is divided into four sections with each being covered by lecture, lab, and machine demonstrations.
1. Mechanics of Metalcutting will cover tooling from a design perspective. This section starts with a discussion on How Tools Cut and progress through the design elements related to turning, milling and drilling. All aspects of cutting geometry will be discussed along with its relationship to the cutting edge, workpiece material and power.
2. Materials Technology will start with a discussion of common cutting tool materials and how they relate to each other. A discussion of powder metal technology will start with how carbide is made and progress through modern carbide and ceramic grade technology. Coating technology will include common application methods as well as the latest advances in coating materials.
3. Selection and Application will introduce the tool path method of selecting and applying tooling. This section will be divided into the three main operations of turning, milling and hole making. Selection and application will include processing exercises to provide hands on experience.
4. Machining Economics will cover elements that effect productivity and overall cost, such as establishing operating conditions to gain maximum efficiency; the cause and effect relationship between operating conditions and tool failure; machinability, testing methods and cost justification.
Who Should Attend
This four-day seminar is intended to provide state-of-the-art information to mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, industrial engineers, tool engineers, process engineers, shop supervisors and technical specialists in machining.
The tuition fee for the Metalcutting Application Course is $585 USD per person.
Instruction & Facilities
Instruction will include lecture-style presentations, workshop laboratories and machine demonstrations. Participants will be furnished with notes and text materials on the topics presented. Laboratory demonstrations will utilize simulation of models and verification through actual cutting tests. Laboratory demonstrations will be utilized to reinforce the theories presented in the lecture.