IP-02012 Basic Machining Reference Handbook, Second Edition

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Basic Machining Reference Handbook, Second Edition

This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 - 14 days.


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.
Thomas Slattery, Arthur R Meyers
318 Pages, Softcover
Published: June, 2005
ISBN: 9780831102012