Metal Cutting and Machine Tools

By Prof. Asimava Roy Choudhury   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 3590
This course would encompass a comprehensive study of metal cutting and machine tools. Within a limited time of 10 hours, this course would elaborate on the theory of metal cutting supplemented with numerical problems. Tool geometry, chip formation, cutting force calculations and measurement, tool wear and other aspects will be given due attention. This would be followed by a descriptive study of the machine tools like lathe, milling, grinding, drilling and shaping machines, followed by numerical problems. 

A study would also be made on fixed automation, Computer numerical control (CNC) machines, gear cutting machines, non-traditional machine tools, Rapid prototyping, together with numerical problem solving. 

There would be discussions on MCQ at the end of each week of lectures. 

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT All metal cutting industries
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date : 12 Mar 2021
Enrollment Ends : 15 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction : 1 lecture

      Geometry of single point turning tools A : 1 lecture

      Geometry of single point turning tools B : 1 lecture

      Different types of cutting tools : 1 lecture

      MCQ discussion : 1 lecture 

Week 2: Mechanism of chip formation : 1 lecture

      Calculation of Cutting forces : 1 lecture

      Measurement of cutting forces : 1 lecture

      Tool wear and tool life : 1 lecture

      MCQ discussion : 1 lecture 

Week 3: General purpose machine tools : Lathe :1 lecture

      Milling machine and grinding machine :1 lecture

      Drilling and shaping machines :1 lecture

      Alignment tests : Radial drilling machine :1 lecture

      MCQ discussions : 1 lecture 

Week 4: Gear cutting machines :1 lecture

      Fixed automation:1 lecture

      CNC machines :1 lecture

      Non-traditional machine tools, rapid prototyping machines : 1 lecture

            MCQ discusions :1 lecture

Books and references

1. Metal Cutting – Theory and Practice  - A Bhattacharya
2.  Machining and Machine tools – A B Chattopadhyay
3. Manufacturing Science – A Ghosh and A K Mallik 
4. NPTEL lectures on metal cutting - http://nptel.ac.in/downloads/112105127/ 

Instructor bio

Prof. Asimava Roy Choudhury

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Asimava Roy Choudhury received his B.E, (Mechanical) Degree from Jadavpur University in 1983, M.Tech. (Machine Tools Engg) from IIT Kharagpur in 1984 and Ph.D. (Engg) from IIT Kharagpur in 1999. Asimava Roy Choudhury is at present a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur. His interests include: Computer numerical control, Direct slicing in Rapid Prototyping, Non-traditional manufacturing processes and Laser coating of surfaces.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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