Machinery's Handbook, 30th Edition

March 22, 2016

Machinery's Handbook from Industrial Press Inc.. is an authoritative, comprehensive and practical tool, providing its users with fundamental and essential aspects of manufacturing practices. It is a must-have reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers,  machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist, according to the publisher. 

Features of the new Machinery's Handbook, 30th Edition:

Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier and dial calipers.

New fluid power section covering pneumatic, hydraulic and vacuum theory and applications.

New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing.

Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for drilling, mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs.

Recently added information on sheet metal and presses, keys and keyways, shaft alignment, taps and tapping, helical coil screw thread inserts, metric screw threads, miniature screws, fluid mechanics, solid geometry, statistics, calculating hole coordinates and thread dimensions, and distinguishing between bolts and screws.

Plus . . .

Many thoroughly reworked and renovated sections throughout. 

Comprehensive tables of contents at the beginning of each section and extensive indexing.

Hundreds of new and thousands  of refined and redone illustrations and equations.

Updated standards.

Expanded metric content.

Related Glossary Terms

  • lapping compound( powder)

    lapping compound( powder)

    Light, abrasive material used for finishing a surface.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • micrometer


    A precision instrument with a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw that is used for measuring thickness and short lengths.

  • powder metallurgy

    powder metallurgy

    Processes in which metallic particles are fused under various combinations of heat and pressure to create solid metals.

  • tap


    Cylindrical tool that cuts internal threads and has flutes to remove chips and carry tapping fluid to the point of cut. Normally used on a drill press or tapping machine but also may be operated manually. See tapping.

  • tapping


    Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.


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