Introduction to Machine Tool Technology

Lecture Slides

Reading Assignment

  • 1.1 – Materials, Manufacturing and the Standard of Living
  • 1.2 – Manufacturing and Production Systems

Recommended Reading

  • TBA – Study Guide


Manufacturing is the creation of value from material resources.

  • Primary Manufacturing- (Production of Standard Industrial Stock)
    • Mining
    • Quarrying
    • Harvesting
    • Refining
  • Secondary Manufacturing
    • Separating
    • Casting & Molding
    • Forming
    • Fastening & Joining
    • Conditioning (as in Heat Treating)
    • Finishing

Types of Tools:

Importance:  Affects daily lives of almost every person on the planet.

Useful Links:

MIT ME Introduction to Machine Tools Engineering Fundamentals “Its mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find concise and reliable information to meet the majority of their daily reference needs.”

Video: The Machinst and Tool Maker (1942)

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