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Precision Machining Technology Hardcover – January 11, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1435447677 ISBN-10: 1435447670 Edition: 1st

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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO MACHINING. 1. Introduction to Machining. 2. Careers in Machining. 3. Workplace Skills. SECTION 2: MEASUREMENT, MATERIALS, AND SAFETY. 1. Introduction to Safety. 2. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview. 3. Semi-Precision Measurement. 4. Precision Measurement. 5. Quality Assurance, Process Planning, & Quality Control. 6. Metal Composition and Classification. 7. Heat Treatment of Metals. 8. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview. SECTION 3: JOB PLANNING, BENCHWORK, AND LAYOUT. 1. Understanding Drawings. 2. Layout. 3. Hand Tools (Safety Integration). 4. Saws and Cut-Off Machine. 5. Offhand Grinding. 6. Drilling, Treading, Tapping and Reaming. SECTION 4: DRILL PRESS. 1. Introduction to the Drill Press 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Drill Press 3. Drill Press Operation. SECTION 5: TURNING. 1. Introduction to the Lathe. 2. Workholding and Toolholding Devices for the Lathe. 3. Machining Operations on the Lathe. 4. Manual Lathe Threading. 5. Taper Turning. SECTION 6: MILLING. 1. Introduction to the Vertical Milling Machine. 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Vertical Milling Machine. 3. Vertical Milling Machine Operations. 4. Indexing and Rotary Table Operations. SECTION 7: GRINDING. 1. Introduction to Precision Grinding Machines. 2. Grinding Wheels for Precision Grinding. 3. Surface Grinding Operations. SECTION 8: COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL. 1. CNC Basics. 2. Introduction to CNC Turning. 3. CNC Turning: Programming. 4. CNC Turning: Set-up and Operation. 5. Introduction to CNC Milling. 6. CNC Milling: Programming. 7. CNC Milling: Set-up and Operation. 8. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Machining. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Peter J. Hoffman teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Machine Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Vocational Education Level II certification from Temple University, and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level II certifications.

Eric S. Hopewill teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Tool Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Albright College. Mr. Hopewell also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.

Brian Janes teaches at Bowling Green Technical College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has an Associate in Science Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Master of Science Degree from Murray State University. Mr. Janes also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I certifications.

Kent M. Sharp, Jr. teaches at Radford High School in Radford, Virginia. He has an Associate Degree in Science from New River Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree from Radford University. Mr. Sharp also has National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I certifications.
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  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435447670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435447677
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was required for my introductory precision machining class at community college.
Thurston Thatcher Hedgewick
Contains a lot of really important fundamentals and explains them in a way that's easy to understand.
Sean
I have to say I love textbooks that are hardcovers, they hold up much better and they last longer.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wolf on February 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I've been searching for a good book that covers machine shop operations. They are very hard to find. Most books I've looked at are clearly written with the assumption that you'll be learning from a machinist, and the book doesn't need to stand on its own. This book is generally very complete, although definitely a beginner's text: it doesn't cover a variety of more advanced machine shop techniques. That said, it's the best beginners book I've found.

Generally speaking, the various sections of the text cover machine shop operations well enough that a bright student will have the information needed to actually work in a shop. In a few places, the detail is a little lacking, and a student will be well served by going out to youtube for a detailed instructional video. One example of this is tramming a milling machine. The book is technically correct, but it doesn't explain that the front/back rotation axis of a vertical milling machine head is offset back from the table, and thus multiple iterations of zeroing in with a dial test indicator will usually be required to precisely tram the mill. Many of the youtube videos on tramming a mill explain this.

That critique aside: unlike other books I've seen, this text covers all the basics in enough detail that the student will at least realize that a point is being made that isn't clear, and they can seek more information. Most other books would leave a naive student either completely confused or actually dangerous in the machine shop.

I'm tempted to award five stars, but I'm giving four to leave room for a future NIMS book to be yet better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JPW062 on August 19, 2013
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I bought this as part of a community college basic machining class. The information in here was great. I feel like I could have tackled all the basics with just this book. Perfect for someone with no prior experience who buys a mini-mill or such for hobby work in their garage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brevard Machinist Apprenticeship Program, Inc on September 24, 2013
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Our instructors have used this text for several years and feel it is useful to teach the principles of machining.
The level of instruction is post-secondary, machining apprenticeship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua B Glover on August 2, 2013
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If you plan on taking a machining course this book is a good tool to have. It goes into every little detail in all areas of machining not leaving a single thing uncovered.
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This book was required for my introductory precision machining class at community college.

I liked it a lot!

The course instructor structured his lectures to follow the text closely and it was a very effective learning experience.

The book is pretty hefty and expensive, but it does an excellent job of introducing and explaining the key features of manual machining machines, tooling, and processes.

It has lots of pictures and illustrations, and when it discusses a particular machine or tool, it is almost always pictured.

While not quite a "coffee table book" this book is heavy on pictures and provides just the right amount of clear text to explain the essential concepts and facts.

The book contains a good glossary and index, which were very helpful for "open book" exams.

Experienced or advanced machinists might find this book to be lacking in technical detail or explanations of more sophisticated or exotic machining, but for the student, or self-educating beginner machinist, or hobbyist machinist, this is an excellent resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Bates on November 25, 2013
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Exactly what we were needing for our Manufacturing Classes at our high school. This book will be the means for our students to get their information.
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For anyone that's either a manufacturing student or wanting to start out as a hobby machinist, I would strongly recommend this book. Contains a lot of really important fundamentals and explains them in a way that's easy to understand.
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Needed it for my machining class, great price! I have to say I love textbooks that are hardcovers, they hold up much better and they last longer. I was impressed by the great shape this book was in for the price!
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