About Us


Industrial Press publishes Machinery's Handbook and leading technical books for engineering, technology, manufacturing and education.



Machinery's Handbook is now in its 30th edition. Our technical and reference titles preserve and expand legacy topics. Importantly, they remain abreast of the latest technology including CNC programming, computer-aided-design (CAD), computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) and programmable controls. The machines, their management and supporting infrastructure of contemporary manufacturing science is well covered.


We continuously add valuable titles distinguished by pragmatic content. Industrial Press seeks new book proposals from subject-matter experts who are prepared to offer a strong, well-articulated message. Our blue-chip editorial team works in partnership with authors to ensure success.



Founded in 1883, IP’s singular mission continues to be the acquisition, development and sustained publication of technical books and references that strive for success in industrial education as they aid pragmatic day-day operations across all manufacturing disciplines. Our books enjoy broad popularity in trade schools and college classrooms as well as on factory and shop floors around the world.


Our legendary Machinery’s Handbook remains industry’s most comprehensive technical reference. Machinery's Handbook is a true “bible” of metalworking, machining and mechanical tradecraft. It continues the tradition of up-to-date contemporary specifications, standards, practices and methods. New features in the new 30th Edition include, an expanded metrology section, new fluid power and powder metalurgy sections, and even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for drilling, standard mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs. Plus, there has been extensive rework of major sections, increased metric content and an improved Table of Contents for each section. We’ve also reset the text and updated tables, equations and illustrations. As always, our coverage of standards is fully updated.