Machining Research Laboratory (MRL) is a multipurpose environment for both instructional and research activities related to machining operations and material behavior. MRL is equipped with a variety of conventional and CNC machine tools, digital microscopes, surface testers, force and vibration sensors, dynamometer, and dynamic signal analyzer, which enable the students to gain fundamental knowledge of machining and metal cutting processes. Current research activities are focused on fundamental studies related to machining of difficult-to-cut materials including case hardened steels, titanium alloys, and superalloys. Those studies involve machinability of these metals using different cutting tools, modelling cutting forces, finite element modelling of the machining process, monitoring tool wear, analyzing the mechanics of chip formation, and studying surface integrity including residual stresses and subsurface plastic deformation.