Machining Fundamentals provides a comprehensive introduction to operations, setups, and procedures. Both traditional methods and newer, nontraditional methods are presented in an easy-to-understand manner. Safety is emphasized throughout the text.
Correlated to the duties and standards for NIMS Machining Level I to help students achieve certification.
Updated and expanded coverage of CNC machining is found in the text.
Color-coded artwork helps students understand concepts quickly.
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Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Machining Technology 2. Careers in Machining Technology 3. Shop Safety 4. Understanding Drawings 5. Measurement 6. Layout Work 7. Hand Tools 8. Fasteners 9. Jigs and Fixtures 10. Cutting Fluids 11. Sawing and Cutoff Machines 12. Drills and Drilling Machines 13. Offhand Grinding 14. The Lathe 15. Other Lathe Operations 16. Cutting Tapers and Screw Threads on the Lathe 17. Broaching Operations 18. The Milling Machine 19. Milling Machine Operations 20. Precision Grinding 21. Band Machining 22. Introduction to CNC Machining 23. CNC Programming Basics 24. CNC Milling 25. CNC Turning 26. Automated Manufacturing 27. Quality Control 28. Metal Characteristics 29. Heat Treatment of Metals 30. Metal Finishing 31. Electromachining Processes 32. Nontraditional Machining Techniques 33. Other Processes
John R. Walker - is the author of thirteen textbooks and has written many magazine articles. Mr. Walker did his undergraduate studies at Millersville University and has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Education from the University of Maryland. He taught industrial arts and vocational education for thirty-two years and was Supervisor of Industrial Education for five years. He also worked as a machinist for the U.S. Air Force and as a draftsman at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
Bob Dixon - is an Associate Professor and Head of the Engineering Technology Department at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee. Bob holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering Technology from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Prior to entering the education field, Bob spent over 20 years in industry working in a variety of machining, manufacturing, and engineering positions. Bob is an ATMAE Certified Senior Technology Manager and recipient of the 2005 ATMAE Outstanding Faculty of Industrial Technology Award for Region 3.