Theory of Metal Cutting (MFGE541) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Metal Cutting MFGE541 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. S. Engin Kılıç
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce advanced topics in metal cutting theory. This approach will be employed to analyze mechanics of cutting, economy in cutting, alternative methods to cutting technology. Also, chip control and machine vibrations will be an within the scope. The course will also cover the computer aided manufacturing and design for machining.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will have advanced knowledge on metal cutting operations.
  • Students will be able to design and analyze advanced processes in metal cutting technology.
  • Students will have advanced knowledge on metal cutting operations.
Course Content Introduction, machine tools and machining operations ?turning, drilling and milling, abrasive machining, mechanics of metal cutting; tool life and tool wear, economics of metal cutting operations, chip control, machine tool vibrations, grinding.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction; machine tools and machining operations
2 Introduction; machine tools and machining operations
3 Mechanics of metal cutting
4 Mechanics of metal cutting
5 Temperatures in metal cutting
6 Tool life and tool wear
7 Cutting fluids; surface integrity
8 Economics of Metal Cutting Operations
9 Geometry and materials of cutting tools
10 Chip Control
11 Machine tool vibrations
12 Grinding
13 Presentations and discussions on project reports
14 Presentations and discussions on project reports
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Boothroyd, G., Knight, W. A., Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools, 2nd Edition, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1985.
Other Sources 2. Altıntaş, Yusuf, “Manufacturing Automation Metal Cutting Mechanics, Machine Tool Vibrations, and CNC Design”, Cambridge University Press, 2000
3. Tlusty, George, “Manufacturing Processes and Equipment”, Prentice Hall, 1999

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply advanced knowledge in computational and/or manufacturing technologies to solve manufacturing engineering problems . X
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies. X
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment. X
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints. X
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications. X
6 Ability to perform scientific research and/or carry out innovative projects that are within the scope of manufacturing engineering. X
7 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly. X
8 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually. X
9 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally. X
10 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology. X
11 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering. X
12 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development. X
13 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 8 8
Project 1 16 16
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 73