Use the right tool the right way. Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic/digital controls, is the ultimate guide to basic machine shop equipment and how to use it. Whether you're a professional machinist, an apprentice, a trade student, or a handy homeowner, this fully illustrated volume helps you define tools and use them properly and safely. It's packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.Mark Richard Miller is a Professor and Chairman of the Industrial Technology Department at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. This title helps to: understand basic machine shop practice and safety measures; recognize the variations in similar tools and the purposes they serve; learn recommended methods of mounting work in different machines; obtain a complete working knowledge of numerically controlled machines and the operations they perform; review procedures for safe and efficient use of cutting tools and cutters; and, expand your knowledge with clear, step-by-step illustrations of proper equipment set-up and operation.
Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at The State University of New York, College at Buffalo for over 35 years. He has taught on the technical school, high school, and college level for well over 40 years. He is the author or co-author of over 100 textbooks ranging from electronics to carpentry and sheet metal work. He has contributed more than 50 magazine articles over the years to technical publications. He is also the author of seven civil war regimental histories. Mark Richard Miller finished his BS degree in New York and moved on to Ball State University, where he obtained a master's degree and went to work in San Antonio. He taught in high school and went to graduate school in College Station, Texas, finishing a doctorate degree. He took a position at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, where he now teaches in the Industrial Technology Department as a Professor and Department Chairman. He has co-authored seven books and contributed many articles to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Roadrunner. He is also interested in playing guitar, an interest he pursued while in college as the lead guitarist of a band called The Rude Boys.
Acknowledgments.About the Authors.Introduction.Chapter 1: Benchwork.Chapter 2: Precision Measurement and Gaging.Chapter 3: Materials.Chapter 4: Abrasives.Chapter 5: Grinding.Chapter 6: Cutting Fluids.Chapter 7: Cutting Tools.Chapter 8: Cutter and Tool Grinders.Chapter 9: Drills.Chapter 10: Reamers.Chapter 11: Taps.Chapter 12: Threading Dies.Chapter 13: Milling-Machine Cutters.Chapter 14: Milling-Machine Arbors, Collets, and Adapters.Chapter 15: Broaches and Broaching.Chapter 16: Electrical Safety in the Machine Shop.Appendix: Reference Materials.Index.