Machining Fundamentals

Machining Fundamentals

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Goodheart-Willcox Pub

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 CNC machining and updated illustrations.

·         Clear, easy-to-understand introduction to machining.

·         Strong emphasis on safety throughout the textbook.

·         Heavily illustrated with well-designed, color-coded artwork to help students understand concepts quickly.

·         Clear and simple organization of content makes the textbook easy to use.

Book News
Walker, a textbook author who has taught industrial arts and vocational education and has worked as a machinist, and Dixon (engineering technology, Walters State Community College) introduce high school students to the fundamentals of machining--the operations, setups, and procedures of the metalworking industry. They describe how machine tools operate, when to use specific machines, the advantages and disadvantages of various techniques, and their suitability for specific applications. They explain the common methods of machining and shaping parts to meet specifications, and advanced processes like laser machining and welding, water-jet cutting, high-energy-rate forming, cryogenics, chipless machining, electrical discharge machining, electrochemical machining, robotics, and rapid prototyping, as well as the importance of computer numerical control (CNC), which is expanded in this edition. It also has updated illustrations. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Tinley Park, IL :, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., Publisher,, 2014
Edition: 9th ed
ISBN: 9781619602090
Characteristics: xii, 644 p. : col., ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Dixon, Bob author


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