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Module 1: Cutting Tool and Cutting Forces

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

Explain the concepts of generatrix and directrix in the turning process
Describe the geometry of single point turning tools
Discuss the types of cutting edge angles and the reference systems
Identify the various force components in the metal cutting operation
Compute various forces using the Merchant circle analysis method
State the procedure for calculating the coefficient of fiction, shear and normal stress