Processes which remove metal from a workpiece can be broadly classified into three main groups i.e Chip Removal, Chipless removal and metal removed by heat.
Chip Removal Processes..
|Process Name/link...|| Notes|
|Automation || Modern machine tools are generally controlled using CNC /DNC..
|Drilling ||Drilling is the production of holes..
|Turning ||The workpiece is rotated
around its axis and a cutting tool is fed parallel to the axis to create a cylinder
or at right angles to the axis to create a face
|Milling ||Milling involves feeding the workpiece
past a rotating cutter with cutting edges on its side or end or both
| Grinding||Used to produce a good accurate surface finish...
|Shaping||Used to produce flat surfaces by reciprocating tool motion...
|Planing||Used to produce flat surfaces by reciprocating Workpiece motion...
|Saws ||Saws are used to cut short lengths of long sections..
Cutting Tool Materials... Cutting Tool Materials
Cutting Fluids... Cutting Fluids
Links Providing information on Machining
- Cyberman machining Page..Machining Primers
- Manufacturing Education Page..
Michigan Technological University - general machining information
- Virtual Machine shop..
An excellent collection of lessons on Machine Shop Processes
- How to perfect a machining process..
Modern Machine Shop article - Very interesting
A website devoting to machining information. Mainly USA -imperial data (Includes picture of Old Machine tools)
- Machining..IOWA state lecture notes ..Professor Molian
- Library of Manufacturing;..
A complete document providing detailed info on all primary forming processes
- HSE Safety at work;..
Document outlining the requirements for safe installation, maintenance and use of Machine tools