The course focuses on manufacturing and manufacturability of machined products, concentrating on the most common metal cutting methods. While the course delves deeper into the theory of the metal cutting methods, a strong emphasis is kept on the effect on productivity, the possibilities and limitations of machining, and sustainability issues. The applications of the metal cutting theories for a higher degree of automation are explored. In addition, both traditional occupational safety and information safety issues apparent in both traditional and modern automated machine shops, are examined.