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Construction and Design

From Ingenious Mechanisms to Mastercam Mill to Blueprint Reading, Industrial Press offers a wide range of resources vital to the design and development of products, materials and machines.

  1. Design for Reliability

    In this groundbreaking book, Dan Daley intends to correct the imbalance in how DFR is often implemented by providing owners with the tools they need to ensure that their requirements - not the seller’s - are followed in developing new assets. This book will be an invaluable guide to everyone involved in the design, development, or purchase of new assets. It will help owners take the necessary steps to get what they really need, and it will help sellers “deliver the goods” that their customers – the owners – actually want.

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    $54.95
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  2. Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems

    Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications -- municipal water and sewer lines,drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few -- because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. This compendium of over three dozen articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years. Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular. The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems. It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student.

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    $49.95
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  3. AutoCAD Pocket Reference, 8th Edition

    Everyone needs a refresher sometimes. The 8th edition of the AutoCAD® Pocket Reference provides easy access to everyday information needed by AutoCAD users, including concepts, how-to, and fundamental commands.

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    $34.95
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  4. Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook

    The Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is now suitable for both inch and metric users to accommodate readers around the world.  Each lesson starts with step-by-step instructions on how to master a particular task, followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands readers learned within that lesson.

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  5. Heating Systems Troubleshooting & Repair

    Most of the work technicians routinely perform is in maintaining existing equipment as opposed to installing new systems. The procedures and visual observation conditions presented in this title will enable technicians to perform their tasks more effectively. By knowing how the equipment is designed, built, and how the materials behave over time, they will be better able to execute a maintenance program extending equipment life and reducing unplanned malfunctions. This book’s emphasis is on implementing these actions correctly and in a timely basis so that equipment experiences an increase in “life expectancy,” reliability, more efficient energy performance, and a reduction in the possibility of future failures and liability. While the main focus of this work is on equipment installed in residential homes, the procedures detailed certainly apply to larger commercial heating equipment as well.

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    $89.95
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  6. Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition

    At 600 pages, the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is extraordinarily comprehensive. Written by the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, it was prepared with the objective of being the most comprehensive reference text on PVC pipe and fittings.

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    $69.95
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  7. Blueprint Reading Basics Instructor's Resource Kit

    Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned.

    This separate Instructor's Resource Kit includes:

    • Over 600 PowerPoint presentation slides for using the book in the classroom. The arrangement mirrors the book and can be customized by each instructor.
    • Blueprint Reading Course Recommended Syllabus and Lesson Plans, instructors can customize to suit their needs.
    • PDFs of Selected Figures and Tables.
    • PDFs of Review Questions and Answers.
    • PDFs of Worksheet Problems and Solutions.
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    $249.00
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  8. Machine Designers Reference

    Designers at all levels of experience need a handy, comprehensive reference that helps them get the job done faster... and better. Machine Designers Reference by J. Marrs fulfills the need, and then some. This hardcover 716-page volume benefits from the author's 20 years of experience as a working mechanical designer. The result is 12 chapters organized in a very practical way (click the TOC button, above). This popular work is packed with essential charts and tables.

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  9. Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook

    For those new to the world of AutoCAD®, as well as those honing longtime skills, there is simply no better resource on the market than the Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook. Industry-expert authors and Professors Cheryl Strock and Steve Heather introduce two novel features in AutoCAD 2019, including “Drawing Compare” and “Shared Views,” both of which facilitate a greater capacity for colleagues and clients to share and comment upon changes and additions to drawings in real-time.

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  10. Vectors and Matrices for Geometric and 3D Modeling

    Vectors are perhaps the most important mathematical objects used in modeling and animation. They have the properties of magnitude and direction, and provide visual understanding of model construction and analysis. Matrices are natural and hardworking partners of vectors.

    This work presents lessons on vectors and matrices in geometric and 3D modeling—the mathematics at the foundation of computer graphics applications. The lessons appear as chapters, generally organized from introductory to more complex topics. Within each chapter, there is a similar order of elementary-to-advanced discussion.

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    $79.95
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