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Advanced Diploma in Machining and Machining Fluids

In this free online Machining and Machining Fluids course, learn about the various machining processes and their physics

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This free online Machining and Machining Fluids course provides an overview regarding the fundamentals of the various machining processes. The course is designed systematically to help you understand the importance of machining, tool signatures, tool life, multipoint machining processes, cutting fluid, cutting fluid emissions and its effect on human kind. This course will provide the essential tools required to study the process of machining.
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    20-30 Hours
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This free online course introduces you to the importance of machining and machining fluids and includes the principles of metal cutting, cutting tools and cutting forces. This course also provides insights into tribology and surface roughness in machining. This course is arranged systematically and presented clearly so you will easily be able to understand the given concepts.

The second part of the course gives emphasis to topics such as tool wear and tool life, cutting fluids, rheology and thermal characterization of machining. The bio-degradation studies of machining and the cutting fluid application in the machining region are important areas that are covered, as well as the practical and multipoint machining processes. The course then goes on to explain the various abrasive machining processes such as grinding, and the cutting fluids in the grinding process. Unbonded conventional abrasive processes and machining of advanced materials are discussed. This process comes under the Subtractive Manufacturing Processes, where material is removed.

Finally, the course gives emphasis on cutting fluid emissions and its effect on operators, the environment and water pollution. The development of sustainable cutting fluids application techniques are mentioned, which helps to improve machining performance. Upon completion of this course, you will learn how to develop the eco-friendly cutting fluids as an alternative to commercial miner oils. The Machining and Machining Fluids course is a basic, but informative course and will interest mechanical undergraduate students or those who have an interest in these topics.  So, sign up for this course and start learning today!

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Introduction and Importance of Machining

Cutting Tool and Cutting Forces

Tribology, Surface Roughness in Machining

Tool Wear and Tool Life

First Course Assessment

Cutting Fluids

Multipoint Machining Processes

Abrasive Machining Processes

Machining of Advanced Materials

Second Course Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of machining
  • Describe the principles of Metal Cutting
  • Identify the process for Cutting tools and Cutting forces
  • Distinguish between a chip-tool and tool-workpiece tribology
  • Discuss the types of lubrication in the tribology and machining process
  • List out the experimental techniques to measure surface roughness
  • Define the difference between tool wear and tool life
  • Explain the variables that are affecting tool life
  • Discuss the types, functions, additives and properties of cutting fluids
  • Identify an economic way to develop MQCF
  • Discuss the various abrasive processes and their functionalities
  • Explain the advances in metal cutting and the machining processes


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