Machining Fundamentals is a comprehensive text that provides an introduction to the various machining operations, setups, and procedures. This colorful and detailed textbook covers all traditional machining methods, as well as newer and nontraditional methods. This edition includes expanded coverage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; additional features on careers, workplace skills, and green machining practices; and updated illustrations.
Clear, easy-to-understand introduction to machining.
Strong emphasis on safety throughout the textbook.
Career Connections, Workplace Skills, and Green Machining features engage, motivate, and prepare students for career success.
Heavily illustrated with well-designed, color-coded artwork to help students understand concepts quickly.
Correlated to the duties and standards for NIMS Machining Level I to help students achieve certification.
The Online Learning Suite includes an interactive online textbook, student workbook with digital form fields, vocabulary activities, drag-and-drop activities, and 30 video clips shot in an actual manufacturing facility and loaded with practical hands-on demonstrations.
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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. The Milling Machine 18. Milling Machine Operations 19. Precision Grinding 20. Band Machining and Broaching 21. Introduction to CNC Machining 22. CNC Programming Basics 23. CNC Milling 24. CNC Turning 25. Automated Manufacturing 26. Quality Control 27. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 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.