Introduction to Machine Tool Technology


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Manufacturing is the creation of value from material resources.

Types of Tools:

  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Machine Tools
    • Lathe (turning)
    • Milling Machine (milling)
    • Drill Press
    • Grinder
    • Saw
    • Shaper/Planer

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

Useful Links:

US Army Training Circular number 9-524
Basic machining textbook.

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.”

Manufacturing Education Page Michigan Tech “The Manufacturing Education Page is focused on providing manufacturing-related educational materials. The materials may be used to supplement existing manufacturing courses or may assist students/engineers in self study.”

Tools and Machines “The purpose of this site is to describe and define, in predominantly qualitative terms, the principal of material removal by chip formation – as applied to Turning and Milling.”

YouTube ManufacturingET Playlist This is a collection of manufacturing related videos.

Video: The Machinst and Tool Maker (1942)

Machine Tool Theater From American Machinist