Machine Tool Technology Basics (CD-ROM in PDF)

Machine Tool Technology Basics

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


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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 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.



  • Comes with a CAD/CAM software program on the enclosed CD-ROM, making it possible to design a part on the computer, generate machining codes (G&M), and simulate the tool path to check for programming errors.
  • 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 program examples for the lathe and mill, using easy-to-follow steps accompanied by computer screen displays.
  • 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.


Requirements: The CD-ROM is compatible with most Microsoft Windows operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows 8 and 8 Pro. The product requires Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. The CD-ROM should operate with corresponding Windows-compatible hardware, including desktops, notebooks, laptops, netbooks and tablet computers. Internet access is required for product activation. PLEASE NOTE: The CD-ROM version is not compatible with Windows 8 RT, smart phones and tablets including the iPhone, iPad, Android devices and/or ebook readers such as Kindle, Nook or the Sony Wi-Fi E-Reader. Please refer to the print book (link above).


  • 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