PK8102 - Material Removal Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral/practical exam 100/100 45 minutes E

Course content

Fundamentals of metal cutting processes like turning, milling, drilling, and grinding. Chip formation, cutting forces, power consumption, and temperatures in metal cutting. Machine tools, tool materials, tool wear, cutting fluids, cutting data, and economical considerations. Surface integrity. Electro discharge machining and electrochemical machining. Machining with laser, electro beam, ultrasound, and water jet.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Knowledge about different metal cutting processes and mechanics of metal cutting. Knowledge about nonconventional machining processes. Knowledge about models for machining economics. Knowledge about vibrations and vibration damping in metal cutting processes. Skills: Be able to plan and carry out experiment to improve metal cutting processes. Be able to calculate process parameters for optimal dynamic conditions. General competence: Have the competence to develop and improve manufacturing processes through theoretical analysis and experimental work.

Learning methods and activities

Colloquia, theoretical exercises, and laboratory exercises.

Further on evaluation

Oral examination

Required previous knowledge

TPK4190 Manufacturing Technology, TPK4440 Machining and Additive Manufacturing, TPK4195 Manufacturing Metrology

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a ph.d program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO3004 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral/practical exam 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral/practical exam 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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