Everything the apprentice or on-the-job professional needs to know about the intelligent and efficient operation of machine tools is here. Includes over 760 illustrations and 70 tables in two volumes. Offers sections on numerical control; grinding wheels (that includes the newest abrasive materials); single point cutting tools and tool wear; basic drilling machine setups; and formulas for estimating the power required for planing. Provides detailed discussions on methods of setting up the workpiece on milling machines, horizontal boring machines, planers and shapers.
Written by an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker, this groundbreaking manual will have users thinking and producing like experienced machinists. it provides practical "how-to" information that can immediately be used to improve one's machining skills, craftsmanship, and productivity.
Use the right tool the right way Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic/digital controls, is the ultimate guide to basic machine shop equipment and how to use it. Whether you're a professional machinist, an apprentice, a trade student, or a handy homeowner, this fully illustrated volume helps you define tools and use them properly and safely. It's packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job. Mark Richard Miller is a Professor and Chairman of the Industrial Technology Department at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. * Understand basic machine shop practice and safety measures * Recognize the variations in similar tools and the purposes they serve * Learn recommended methods of mounting work in different machines * Obtain a complete working knowledge of numerically controlled machines and the operations they perform * Review procedures for safe and efficient use of cutting tools and cutters * Expand your knowledge with clear, step-by-step illustrations of proper equipment set-up and operation
Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials is an ideal introduction to workshop processes, practices and materials for entry-level engineers and workshop technicians. With detailed illustrations throughout and simple, clear language, this is a practical introduction to what can be a very complex subject. It has been significantly updated and revised to include new material on adhesives, protective coatings, plastics and current Health and Safety legislation. It covers all the standard topics, including safe practices, measuring equipment, hand and machine tools, materials and joining methods, making it an indispensable handbook for use both in class and the workshop. Its broad coverage makes it a useful reference book for many different courses worldwide.