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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 Shop Practice, Vol. 1

    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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  2. 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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  3. Machinery's Handbook, 31st Edition, Large Print and Machinist Calc Pro 2 Combo

    Now with Materials, Machinist Calc Pro 2 is a dedicated handheld machining math and reference tool to providing a complete assortment of machine shop solutions. Ideal for machining pros and shop owners who want to increase productivity and profits in the design, layout and set-up stages of production and reduce wear and tear on costly cutting tools, as well as students moving on to a career in manufacturing and machining.

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  4. Cutting Data for Turning of Steel

    Machining recommendations provided in this book cover turning since it allows removing more material per unit of time and consuming more power at the roughing operations than end milling, boring or drilling. Machining recommendations relate to cutting speeds, feed rates, and depth of cuts. Such recommendations depend on the workpiece material properties and the cutting tool material. Workpiece materials described in this book are the most commonly used grades of carbon, alloy, stainless, tool, and maraging steels. Cutting tool materials are cemented carbides, cermets, and ceramics.

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  5. Secrets of 5-Axis Machining

    This unbiased, no-nonsense, to-the-point description of 5-axis machining presents information that was gathered during the author's 30 years of hands-on experience in the manufacturing industry, bridging countries and continents, multiple languages - both human and G-Code. As the only book of its kind, Secrets of 5-Axis Machining will demystify the subject and bring it within the reach of anyone who is interested in using this technology to its full potential, and is not specific to one particular CAD/CAM system. It is sure to empower readers to confidently enter this field, and by doing so, become better equipped to compete in the global market.

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  6. Machinery's Handbook 31st Edition, Toolbox Edition

    For more than 100 years, Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 31st edition of the “Bible of the Mechanical Industries” continues in this tradition, providing users with fundamental and essential aspects of manufacturing practices, including hundreds of ASME and ANSI standards updates and thousands of revisions to text, tables, equations, and figures..

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  7. Guide to World Screw Threads

    Now in paperback, this is an excellent overview of all standards for users and producers of fasteners and equipment designers who must specify fasteners.

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  8. Grinding Technology, Second Edition (eBook-Only)

    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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  9. Machinery's Handbook, 31st Edition, Large Print and Digital Combo

    Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and in technical schools and colleges throughout the world for over 100 years. This combination delivers our Toolbox edition plus the full Digital volume with more than 1,200 bonus pages.

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  10. Basic Machining Reference Handbook, Second Edition

    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.

     

    As a comprehensive and easy-to-use hands-on source, Basic Machining Reference Handbook is intended to serve as a memory jog for the experienced, as well as a reference for programmers and others who will not do the machining but do need to know exactly what's involved in performing a given machining step, a series of steps, or a complete job. Remaining true to its original approach, the new second edition continues to present the principles of basic machining, while summarizing the major considerations involved. Logically organized, this time-tested reference starts with those machining steps that most often begin the machining process and moves through the basic machining operations. It is a must-have resource for experienced machinists; programmers; tooling, design and production engineers; and students.

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  11. Metal Shaping Processes

    Metal Shaping Processes carefully presents the fundamentals of metal shaping processes with their relevant applications. The treatment of the subject matter is adequately descriptive for those unfamiliar with the various processes and yet is sufficiently analytical for an introductory academic course in manufacturing. The text, as well as the numerous formulas and illustrations in each chapter, clearly show that shaping processes, as a part of manufacturing engineering, are a complex and interdisciplinary subject.

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  12. 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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  13. Gear Design Simplified, Third Edition

    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 - 14 days.

    This classic reference is a compilation of a series of gear-designing charts illustrating by simple diagrams and examples the solutions of practical problems relating to spur gears, straight-tooth bevel gears, spiral-bevel gears, helical gears for parallel shaft drives, helical (spiral) gears for angular drives, herringbone gears, and worm gears.

     

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  14. 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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  15. Machinery's Handbook 31 Digital Upgrade Only

    The Machinery's Handbook 31 Digital Edition Upgrade includes the complete contents of the print edition, plus Digital Edition-only material, added indexes, and the complete contents of the Machinery's Handbook Guide. Usable on your PC or Mac laptop or desktop, iPhone, iPad, and Android device, it provides scalable viewing, printing of specific pages and tables, and quick access to the information you need, via thousands of clickable links and global searching.

     

    In addition to the full print edition, the Machinery’s Handbook Digital Edition also includes more than 1,200 additional pages, mostly material that was published in previous print editions but subsequently removed due to space restrictions. This includes additional indexes of the entire content, expanded tables of popular content, original material on many topics from previous print editions, and the entire contents of the companion book Machinery’s Handbook, 31st Edition, Guide.

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  16. 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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  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 (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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  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. Machinery's Handbook, 31st Edition, Guide

    The Guide to the Use of Tables and Formulas in the Machinery’s Handbook, 31st Edition, is designed to maximize the enormous practical value of the latest, greatest edition of this invaluable engineering resource, offering useful information on how to make full use of the Machinery’s Handbook in solving problems on the job.

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  21. Machine Shop Practice, Vol. 2

    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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  22. 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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  23. Machine Shop Practice, Set

    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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  24. 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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  25. 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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