Group A

Conceptualisation of mechanical systems for prescribed scheme; Layout of machine tool
elements; Introduction to machine tool drives and mechanisms; General principles of
machine tool design.
Design of drive systems; Regulation of speed and feed; Kinematic structure of machine tool
gear box; Hydraulic, mechanical and electrical speed regulation.
Design of machine tool structures: Material selection; Welded vs. cast structure; Static and
dynamic stiffness; Choice of element sections and their design.

Group B


Analysis of spindles, bearings, slides and guides.
Control systems for machine tools.
Dynamics of machine tools: Machine tools as a closed loop system. Dynamic stability.
Forced vibration and chatter in machine tools.
Concept of modular design; Concepts of aesthetic and ergonomics applied to machine tools;
Acceptance tests and standardisation of machine tools.


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