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Machine Shop & Tools

Industrial Press covers a wide range of subjects in Machine Shop and Tools, and this is a core field for our publishing program. Topics include metal stamping, machine tool technology, basic machining, sheet metal forming, and die making.  

  1. Machine Tool Technology Basics (CD-ROM in PDF)

    Written by four experienced educators and practitioners, the Machine Tool Technology Basics CD-ROM PDF is sure to be a useful tool for anyone needing to learn about the machine tool trade. Logically organized in three sections, it begins with basic metal-removal operations of conventional machines, progresses to CNC machines, and finishes with CAD/CAM. Beginning machine trades students, industrial machine tool training, and practitioners who wish to review topics that they have not used for some time will come to rely on this information-packed guide.

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  2. Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design, Second Edition

    Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts.

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  3. Engineering Formulas for Metalcutting (CD-ROM in PDF)

    This invaluable text enables users to calculate necessary speeds, feeds, and required machining power in order to maximize the productivity of cutting. Providing information on formulas and their applications in a concise and clearly arranged format, it describes mechanical properties of the most popular work materials, such as steels, cast irons, and nonferrous alloys. And it offers numerous formulas for calculating speeds, feeds, cutting forces, and machining power. What's more, practical examples of calculating the variety of such cutting parameters will make this a valuable source of knowledge in training and practice.

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  4. Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices, Second Edition

    From the ability to understand and use shop mathematics to the reading and interpreting of shop drawings, the editor's intent is to provide the information and know-how that students will need as they prepare themselves for jobs in metalworking industries. It includes material taken from Machinery's Handbook and other authoritative sources and is presented in as clear, accurate, and easy-to-follow form as possible. The reader will find a wide range of useful formulas and data together with extensive text. As a proven and affordable handbook covering those critical areas of interest commonly encountered by machinists, toolmakers, diemakers, drafters, and other shop and manufacturing personnel, it is an essential reference for students in vocational schools, technical institutes, and apprenticeship courses.

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  5. Machine Shop Practice, Second Edition, Volume II

    Everything the apprentice or on-the-job professional needs to know about the intelligent and efficient operation of machine tools is here.

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  6. Machine Shop Trade Secrets, 2nd Edition

    Written by an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker, this groundbreaking manual will have users thinking and producing like experienced machinists. Machine Shop Trade Secrets provides practical “how-to” information that can immediately be put to use to improve ones machining skills, craftsmanship, and productivity. It is sure to be used and referred to time and again.

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  7. Die Design Fundamentals, Third Edition

    Retaining its unique and much praised organization, this leading text has been revised to reflect the most recent developments in design tools. It provides balanced coverage of relevant fundamentals and real-world practices so that students, apprentices and on-the-job professionals can understand the important and often complex interrelationships between die design and the economic factors involved in manufacturing sheet-metal forming products.

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  8. Secrets of 5-Axis Machining (CD-ROM in PDF)

    Up to now, the best way to get information on 5-axis machining has been by talking to experienced peers in the industry, in hopes that they will share what they learned. Visiting industrial trade shows and talking to machine tool and Cad/Cam vendors is another option, only these people will all give you their point of view and will undoubtedly promote their machine or solution.


    Note that this book is no longer available on a CD-ROM, but it is available as an ebook.

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  9. Jig and Fixture Design Manual

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    Written for the experienced engineer as well as the student, this classic reference comprehensively presents the fundamental aspects of jig and fixture design in a readable manner.

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  10. Grinding Technology, Second Edition

    Presenting a comprehensive and consistent treatment of grinding theory and its practical utilization, the second edition focuses on grinding as a machining process using bonded abrasive grinding wheels as the cutting medium. Learn More

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  11. Creating and Maintaining a World Class Machine Shop

    This manual is about proven principles of success in metal fabrication. The material presented is practical and in-use, as the examples will show. While the primary focus of this book is on machining titanium, many of the items discussed could apply to any machining or manufacturing enterprise.The look and feel of a world-class shop is described with many examples. If you own, manage, or work at a general or titanium machine shop, or at virtually any metal fabrication shop, you will find yourself referring to this manual over and over again!

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  12. Metalworking Sink or Swim

    This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the attention of users and engages them in the process of furthering the art. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique skills and observations from almost 40 years in the metalworking trades. What's more, it offers enough material from several metalworking trades to start a great research and development shop. It is sure to be a valuable and time-saving resource for anyone involved in the fabrication of metal.

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  13. CNC Machining Certification Exam Guide

    CNC Machining Certification Exam Guide is focused on providing the knowledge base required for obtaining certification, credentialing and/or job preparation in CNC Machining with CNC Mills and Lathes. It covers foundational skills that all those seeking employment as a CNC Operator/Machinist must possess. Managers responsible for workforce development in manufacturing facilities will use the book as a guide for on-the-job employee training and apprenticeships.

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  14. Guide to Mathematical Modeling

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    A basic introduction to Mathematical Modeling, this book encourages readers to participate in the investigation of a wide variety of modeling examples. These are carefully paced so that readers can identify and develop the skills which are required for successful modeling. The examples also promote an appreciation of the enormous range of problems to which mathematical modeling skills can be usefully applied.

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  15. 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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  16. Manual del Taller - Spanish language translation of Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices

    This is the Spanish language translation of our Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices, 2/e (ISBN: 978-0-8311-3079-4), published by Limusa / Noriega Editores of Mexico City, Mexico. Now available for purchase directly from Industrial Press.

     

    From the ability to understand and use shop mathematics to the reading and interpreting of shop drawings, the editor's intent is to provide the information and know-how that students will need as they prepare themselves for jobs in metalworking industries. Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices, Second Edition includes material taken from Machinery's Handbook and other authoritative sources and is presented in as clear, accurate, and easy-to-follow form as possible.

     

    The reader will find a wide range of useful formulas and data together with extensive text. As a proven and affordable handbook covering those critical areas of interest commonly encountered by machinists, toolmakers, diemakers, drafters, and other shop and manufacturing personnel, it is an essential reference for students in vocational schools, technical institutes, and apprenticeship courses.

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  17. Machining for Hobbyists

    Machining for Hobbyists is for the do-it-yourselfer or hobbyist who wants to learn the basics of machining and how to set up a small home workshop. It provides a user-friendly explanation of the essential tools, materials, and techniques that hobbyists need for a variety of metalworking projects. Tips from the pros writing for Home Shop Machinist magazine are included, as well as a foreword by the magazine’s editor.   

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  18. Engineering Formulas for Metalcutting

    A unique and handy resource, Engineering Formulas for Metalcutting will enable users to calculate necessary speeds, feeds, and required machining power in order to maximize the productivity of cutting. Providing information on formulas and their applications in a concise and clearly arranged format, it describes mechanical properties of the most popular work materials, such as steels, cast irons, and nonferrous alloys. And it offers numerous formulas for calculating speeds, feeds, cutting forces, and machining power. What's more, practical examples of calculating the variety of such cutting parameters will make this a valuable source of knowledge in training and practice.

     

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  19. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement, Fifth Edition

    The fifth edition features two new chapters covering New Developments in Dimensional Measurement and The Measurement of Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances, while providing comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of all known dimensional measurement devices and techniques. This unique resource is organized into chapters by gage type and function while individual chapters move from simple to complex, as well as from timeless measurement techniques to the most modern and innovative. As the single best, most recognized and respected reference on the topic, this new edition maintains its position as the most comprehensive source for dimensional measurement information available!

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  20. Machine Tool Technology Basics

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    Written by four experienced educators and practitioners, Machine Tool Technology Basics is sure to be a useful tool for anyone needing to learn about the machine tool trade. Logically organized in three sections, it begins with basic metal-removal operations of conventional machines, progresses to CNC machines, and finishes with CAD/CAM. Easy to understand and use, this practical reference keeps operations brief and highlights related information that is not part of the operation. What's more, you will find practical examples on basic operations and discussions on CNC programming and CAD/CAM designing in an easy-to-follow point form. Beginning machine trades students, industrial machine tool training, and practitioners who wish to review topics that they have not used for some time will come to rely on this information-packed guide.

     

    Please note: This book originally came with a CAD/CAM software program on an enclosed CD-ROM. This CD-ROM and the related program are no longer available.

     

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  21. Metalworking: Doing It Better

    This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster!

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  22. Die Makers Handbook

    This book is out of stock and no longer available.

     

    An expert in his field, Jerry Arnold provides invaluable lessons learned from decades of trial and error as a die maker, die designer, and die engineer. Written in an easy-to-read manner and heavily illustrated, Die Makers Handbook is the only book of its kind expressly intended to help avoid the pitfalls associated with stamping designs, die designs, and stamping die function. This compact and practical reference has been edited by a half-dozen die makers with nearly 200 years of combined experience. Die Makers Handbook is a must-have for your toolbox, desk, or briefcase.

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  23. Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design (CD-ROM in PDF)

    This is the CD-ROM Only version of this useful title.


    Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this book is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. It illustrates several different approaches to this intricate field by taking the reader through the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. While concentrating on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques, this practical reference makes it easier for readers to understand the subject by using numerous illustrations, tables, and charts.

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  24. Machine Shop Practice, Second Edition, Volume I

    Everything the apprentice or on-the-job professional needs to know about the intelligent and efficient operation of machine tools is here.

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  25. The Metal Stamping Process

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    An invaluable resource, The Metal Stamping Process was written by an expert with over 30 years of practical experience, and it has been used for years as the core reference for what is widely regarded as the premier training program in this industry.

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