Machine Tool Technology Basics

Machine Tool Technology Basics

Steve Krar, Arthur Gill, Peter Smid, and Paul Wanner


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.


Note: There is no ebook version of this title.



Written by four experienced educators and practitioners, Machine Tool Technology Basics is sure to be a useful tool for anyone needing to learn about today's 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.



  • Begins each section with a new Section opener collage and includes an introduction, learning objectives, key terms summary, and knowledge review questions.
  • Highlights safety precautions throughout, making them stand out from the text and more visible.
  • Covers 14 key operations, in various sections, using Visutext format where each major step of an operation is illustrated, labeled and explained with minimum text.
  • Includes the latest direct ironmaking and direct steelmaking processes and mini mills.
  • Contains five Modern Technology overviews for some sections that give a brief history of the topic and a look at advanced and future developments.
  • Introduces conventional/programmable lathes, vertical mills, and surface grinders, making the reader aware of the step between conventional and CNC machines.
  • Lists at the start of each programming exercise any codes being used for the first time and their function.
  • Provides CAD/CAM programming examples for the lathe and mill, using easy-to-follow steps.
  • Contains a comprehensive machine tool glossary.
  • Offers an overview of Virtual Reality NC.
  • Shows students—in a careers section—the many exciting and rewarding opportunities available in metalworking and manufacturing.

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.


  • The Evolution of Machine Tools
  • Careers in Machining/Manufacturing
  • Safety
  • Measuring System and Tools
  • Workplace Communications
  • Layout Tools and Procedures
  • Metallurgy
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Saws
  • Drill Presses
  • The Engine Lathe
  • Milling Machines
  • Grinders
  • Computer Age Machining
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • Heat Treating
  • Glossary
  • Appendix