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Audel Automated Machines and Toolmaking, All New 5th Edition
By Rex Miller and Mark Richard Miller
481 pages, softcover, 5½" x 8½"
Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic and digital controls, is the ultimate guide to automated machines and toolmaking. Whether you’re a professional machinist, an apprentice, or a trade student, this fully illustrated volume helps you work with metal–safely, precisely, efficiently–using today’s tools and techniques. It’s packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.
Understand automated machine fundamentals and work with jigs and fixtures
Learn the basics of spiral and helix milling, gear cutting, and cam machining
Discover how to cut, punch, or shape a die with minimum waste
Master the operations of today’s grinders and lapping machines
Find out all about toolmaking, from allowances and tolerances to layouts and master plates
Follow the clear, step-by-step illustrations to gain a hands-on knowledge of techniques and procedures
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Jigs and Fixtures Jigs; Fixtures; Summary; Review Questions
Chapter 2: Helix and Spiral Calculations Milling a Helix; Change Gears; Milling a Spiral; Summary; Review Questions
Chapter 17: The Automatic Screw Machine Classification; Operating Principles; Selection and Use of Tools; Setting Up an Automatic Screw Machine; Dial-Controlled Machines; Summary; Review Questions
Chapter 18: Automated Machine Tools Basic Principles of Numerical Control; Preparation for Numerical Control; Electronic Control of Machine Tools; Transducers; Summary; Review Questions
Chapter 19: Computerized Machining Numerical Controls; Computer-Operated Machine Tools; CNC Components and Control System; Positioning Formats; Advantages of CNC over NC; CNC Programming; Machining Centers; CAD/CAM; Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM); Summary; Review Questions
Appendix: Reference Materials Colors and Approximate Temperatures for Carbon Steel; Nominal Dimensions of Hex Bolts and Hex Cap Screws; Nomninal Dimensions of Heavy Hex Bolts and Heavy Hex Cap Screws; Nominal Dimensions of Heavy Hex Structural Bolts; Nominal Dimensions of Hex Nuts, Hex Thick Nuts, and Hex Jam Nuts; Nominal Dimensions of Square-Head Bolts; Nominal Dimensions of Heavy Hex Nuts and Heavy Hex Jam Nuts; Nominal Dimensions of Square Nuts and Heavy Square Nuts; Nominal Dimensions of Lag Screws