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Workshop Technology OR Machine Shop Theory

Learn about Metal cutting,Lathe Machine,Shaper,Planer,Slotter,Drilling Machine and Milling machine in a concise way.

J. Aatish Roa


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2.3 hours · Self-paced
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A mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate always tend to skip learning about Machine Shop. However, this subject is as much crucial as Thermodynamics, Strength of Material, Fluid Mechanics, and other important subjects.


2h 20m
    • 1: Scope of the course 09:40
    • 2: Metal cutting operations 02:25
    • 3: Cutting tools 02:37
    • 4: Nomenclature of single point tool 04:27
    • 5: Tool signature 01:53
    • 6: Mechanics of metal cutting 03:54
    • 7: Type of chips 03:22
    • 8: Cutting fluids 03:03
    • 9: Types of lathe 08:48
    • 10: Construction of a Lathe 08:44
    • 11: Accessories and attachments 07:08
    • 12: Specification of Lathe 02:13
    • 13: Lathe Operations 02:20
    • 14: Taper turning 04:07
    • 15: Drilling on lathe 02:41
    • 16: Cutting speed and feed 02:18
    • 17: Construction of a drilling machine 03:40
    • 18: Types of drilling machines 09:12
    • 19: Types of drill 02:47
    • 20: Twist drill geometry 04:23
    • 21: Drilling operations 05:04
    • 22: Size of drill machine 01:12
    • 23: Cutting speed and feed 01:47
    • 24: Working principle 02:52
    • 25: Classification of Shaper 00:56
    • 26: Parts of Shaper 05:06
    • 27: Shaper Mechanism 03:39
    • 28: Shaper Operations 01:20
    • 29: Types of Planer 01:02
    • 30: Working principle 01:33
    • 31: Difference between Shaper nad Planer 02:02
    • 32: Parts of Slotter 03:02
    • 33: Slotter Operations 01:36
    • 34: Working Principle 02:28
    • 35: Milling Methods 02:49
    • 36: Milling cutters 01:13
    • 37: Types of milling machines 06:32
    • 38: Size of milling machine and depth 01:05
    • 39: Indexing 01:48
    • 40: Milling Operations 02:54

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The purpose of this course is to take a novice, a person with no Machine Shop or Workshop experience, and within the duration of this course teach them about various Machine tools as such Lathe Machine, Shaper, Planer, Slotter, Drilling Machine and Milling machine in a concise way.

Now let's have a quick grasp of what a MACHINE SHOP (Workshop) is -

  • A machine shop is a room, building, or company where machining, a form of subtractive manufacturing, is done. In a machine shop, machinists use machine tools and cutting tools to make parts, usually of metal or plastic (but sometimes of other materials such as glass or wood).

  • A machine shop can be a small business (such as a job shop having a single or multiple machinery) or a portion of a factory, whether a toolroom or a production area for manufacturing.

  • Each shop has its own tools and machinery which differ from other shops in quantity, capability and focus of expertise.

    ENROLL now & start LEARNING !!

Who is this course for?

  • Mechanical engineering students - Graduates and Undergraduates.
  • Freshman engineering students from all branches.
  • Machine shop hobbyist and Machinists.


Just a keen and curious mind.

Career path

  • What Job roles you can apply after completing the course

    • Machine shop operator
    • Workshop instructor
    • Workshop Foreman
    • Machinist

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mike asked:

can the name on the certificate be different to the user name


Just change your profile name to the name you want in the certificate before downloading the certificate.

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mike Tyrer asked:

is the course downloaded onto a computer or will we have a site to log into can the learner stop if needed and return at a later time


You have to login to site. You have lifetime access.

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mike Tyrer asked:

Is the certification recognised by the HSE for machine use/ instruction


Please contact reed courses support for the same.

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mike Tyrer asked:

when completed this course will the individual be able to instruct others on the machine operation


Yes indeed you can

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