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Metallurgy and Cutting Tools

Credits: 1
Course Number: 31-422-359

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Course Description

31-422-359 METALLURGY AND CUTTING TOOLS ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the manufacture of iron and steel, metals identification, and applied heat-treating processes, as well as cutting tool materials, tool geometry, and selection of proper speed and feed.

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What will I learn?

  1. Describe the manufacture of metals commonly used by industry
  2. Identify the mechanical and physical properties of metals
  3. Characterize the crystalline structures of steel and cast iron at different conditions of temperature and chemical composition using the iron-carbon phase diagram
  4. Describe methods and reasons for using heat treating processes
  5. Identify metal cutting tool materials
  6. Describe how cutting tool geometry influences types of machining processes, machining efficiency and economy, quality of finished parts, and length of life of cutting tools
  7. Calculate Speeds and Feeds for various cutting tools
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