2018 Mechanical Processing

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Graduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Yoshioka Hayato  Hirata Atsushi  Tanaka Tomohisa 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on mechanical machining, and covers the fundamentals of machines, tools, materials, and behavior of process. In addition advanced machining process are explained. This course introduces mainly cutting, grinding, and surface finishing.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of principal mechanical machining.
2) Explain characteristics of cutting, grinding, finishing process.
3) Have an understanding of machines, tools, materials for mechanical process.


Cutting, Grinding, Finishining, Machine tool, Tool material

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Topic in every class is explained by using projected slides and related materials.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of mechanical machining Cutting(1): Basics of the cutting" Explain the characteristic of cutting
Class 2 Cutting(2): Machines, tools, and tool materials for cutting Explain the machines and tools for cutting
Class 3 Cutting(3): Behavior of cutting process Explain the behaviors during cutting process
Class 4 Grinding(1): Basics of the grinding, machine tools for grinding Explain the characteristics of grinding
Class 5 Grinding(2): Abrasive wheel, self-sharpening, geometry in grinding process Explain the machines and abrasive tools for grinding
Class 6 Surface finishing: honing, super finishing, lapping, polishing Explain the surface finishing process
Class 7 Advanced machining process: ultraprecision cutting, ultrasonic-assisted machining, ELID grinding, CMP Explain the concept of advanced machining process
Class 8 Intelligent machining system: measurement of machining, monitoring of machining process Explain the measurement of machining process


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

Nakayama Kazuo, Uehara Ikuo, Mechanical machining, Asakura Publishing Co.

Assessment criteria and methods

Levels of reports on mechanical machining

Related courses

  • MEC.G311 : Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering
  • MEC.G531 : Precision Manufacturing Processes
  • MEC.G331 : Production System Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required

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