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Basic Machining Reference Handbook, Second Edition
Thomas Slattery and Arthur R Meyers
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.
- Includes expanded chapters on numerical control and computerized operations.
- Contains additional speeds and feeds tables, general troubleshooting concepts, and a basic review of relevant computer terms and applications.
- Emphasizes the hands-on concept of developing and refining skills, along with knowledge of metals and machining processes by means of application.
- Offers tips on checking material hardness, ensuring that temperature variations won't put parts out of tolerance.
- Reviews and presents metals and heat-treating with emphasis on aspects most important to machining.
- Presents checklists containing considerations involved, the steps and functions required, and the most appropriate sequences.
- Includes a checklist of stock and the steps involved, along with a review of both basic machining steps and the axes and other factors pertinent to N/C control and operation needed to complete the program.
- Measurement Standards
- Turning and the Lathe: Definition and History
- The Milling Machine
- Sensitive, Gear-Head, and Radial Drill Presses
- Steels, Alloys, and Other Materials
- Numerical Control and CNC
- Cost Per Cut in the Computer Age