-Principle of machining processes (cutting processes, characterization and analysis of machining process, formation of chip, built-up edge, cutting conditions, tool wear and life).
-Machinability (definition, measurement, rating, testing method).
-Machinability of powder metallurgy steels (effect of: manufacturing technique, material properties, porosity as main factor, alloying elements, sintering conditions, microstructure).
-Machining of powder metallurgy steels (without and with machining aids, characteristics of machining free aids, effect of machining aids on mechanical properties and machinability; green machining, presintering, surface finish).
-Machining tools (high strength steel, cemented carbide, CBN, coating, selection of tool type).
-Recommendations and cutting data (drilling, tapping, turning, milling, reaming).