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Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, 5th Edition Hardcover – August 12, 2011

ISBN-13: 860-1300055831 ISBN-10: 0071704426 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 5 edition (August 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071704426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071704427
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Neil Sclater switched his career from engineering in the military/aerospace industry to writing and editing in the field of electromechanical and electronic technology. After years as a staff editor for engineering magazines, he set up his own consulting firm in technical communications. Mr. Sclater contributed hundreds of articles to various engineering publications. He has authored or co-authored 11 McGraw-Hill Professional books, including two earlier editions of this book.


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This book has been quite helpful to me.
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I am studying industrial engineering and it has been very helpful for the understanding of the machining used in the making of paper and pretty much everything.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael T. Perkins on March 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Sclater has combined his vast experience in engineering and writing talents to produce a current anthology of mechanical basics with up to date applications. The size of this edition of Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices sourcebook (5th) is dwarfed by the scope of the technical content within. He has captured the visuals of most existing devices coupled with unparalleled verbal descriptions. The heart of this tome is Neil's explanatory text which can help and encourage beginning students of design and additionally, speed up implementation for experienced designers/inventors looking for related mechanisms to implement their creations.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Denis G. Dimick on September 27, 2011
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This is a book that will sit around, and be opened a number of times, as you look for new ideas for MAKE projects. Lots of drawings, that are fairly easy to understand, as well as a number of drawings covering how some items are manufactured. I put it right up there with my "How Things Work" books
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gina Kamentsky on May 28, 2012
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As a Kinetic Sculptor, I've been using versions of this book for the past 20 years or so. It's great as a starting point for brainstorming new ideas or solving problems when developing mechanical inventions and designs. Worth every penny!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Insomniac on February 22, 2013
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I am embarking on a career as a product developer. This book has been quite helpful to me.

I often need to check on "previous art" for patent development. Although the USPTO has an extensive collection of older patents, many of the drawings are of relatively poor quality. Many of the images in this book are of much higher quality than those available via Google patent website or the USPTO website.

The section on 3D printing technology is very detailed.

Highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Al on August 24, 2013
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great learning tools to have at work. when you are developing new proto types these kind of books really help the process of putting the machines into a working concept in your head and that makes it way easier to put it down on the design software. gives you a better sense of direction. not always but still great learning tools
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By corrosive101 on April 11, 2012
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i bought this for calcualtions and ideas that i could use for making thing work, the book is full of drawing, i'm not an engineer but that book is simple enought for anybody to understand the theory of mechanical devices, will be in my library for the reste of my life like all the Mcgraw hill books that i own...and will keep buying from Amazone...corrosive
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Vainstein on October 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have a Fourth Edition of this book. The book has a wealth of mechanisms and can be a great source of design. However, one should be very careful to use mechanisms based on descriptions and formulas in this book.
A very disappointing example can be found on page 7, Fig.13. The authors claim that depicted mechanism is a Scott Russell Straight Line Generator. Actually, the shown mechanism is not Scott Russell and clearly does not generate straight line.
Well, this classic mechanism is very simple. It is easy to figure out why it does generate perfect straight line, and why the mechanism shown in the book, does not do anything close to that. But most mechanisms in the book are much more complicated. Relations and formulas are not that obvious. After seeing Scott Russell, I do not trust any description and formula in the book.
This is a great and useful collection, but its engineering value is questionable.
I hope the error was fixed in 5th Edition.

Just be careful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jesus Ramos on April 25, 2014
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I am studying industrial engineering and it has been very helpful for the understanding of the machining used in the making of paper and pretty much everything.
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