Classification of machine tools - features construction and operation of basic machine tools - different types and mechanics of transmission of machine tool motion - kinematic structure of machine tools

Mechanical drives for rotational movement - stepped and stepless O/P -mechanical drives for reciprocation

Strength and rigidity of machine tool structures - design of lathe beds - design of drill columns -analysis of spindle bearings hydrodynamic bearings - stack slip motion - hydrostatic bearings-

Vibration of machine - sources of vibration

Semi automation - automatic machines with mechanic controls.


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