PK8102 - Material Removal Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 20/100 1 semesters A
Oral examination 80/100 1 hours D

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 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.

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. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes work counting 20 % and an oral exam counting 80 %. The results for the entire portfolio are graded passed or not passed. Passed requires at least 70 % score in total for the Portfolio.
Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later. By a re-take of an examination all assessments during the course, that counts in the final grade, have to be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

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

Course materials

Boothroyd and Knight: Fundamentals of machining and machine tools.
Selected articles and research reports.

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 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 6

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 80/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 80/100 D
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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