Precision Machining Technology,
3rd Edition

Peter J. Hoffman, Eric S. Hopewell

ISBN-13: 9781337795302 | ISBN-10: 1337795305

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 800 pages

List Price USD $134.95


Packed with detailed examples and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, Third Edition, is your ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping you with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. The text is now fully integrated with MindTap®--an online, highly personalized learning resource--so you can enjoy an interactive and engaging experience. Aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard, the text can help you achieve NIMS credentials. PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Programs, and the Third Edition includes expanded coverage of CNC programming, updated images, and newly formatted multi-step procedures that are even easier to follow. The text continues to emphasize safety throughout, and it includes thorough coverage of a wide range of topics, including hand tool basics, job planning, benchwork, layout, drill press, lathe, milling, grinding, and CNC. In addition, a companion Workbook and Shop Manual include review material to help you master key concepts, along with guided practice operations and hands-on projects using a wide range of machine tools to pave the way for NIMS credentialing success.

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Meet the Authors

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Peter J. Hoffman teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West Campus in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in machine tool technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Vocational Education Level II certification from Temple University, and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level II certifications. Mr. Hoffman is also a SkillsUSA National gold and silver medalist in Precision Machining Technology.

Eric S. Hopewell teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West Campus in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in machine tool technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Albright College, and a Master of Education degree from Temple University. Mr. Hopewell also holds several National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining certifications.

  • Multi-step procedures now feature bullet lists to make it easier for readers to follow steps in sequence while reviewing the material or completing hands-on projects.
  • New and updated images throughout the text provide valuable context to help readers connect chapter content to real-world machining practices.
  • The Third Edition features additional coverage of computer numerical control (CNC) programming content, providing additional emphasis on this important aspect of modern machining.
  • CNC programming examples with graphics are presented in both FANUC and Haas formats, providing exposure to two of the most widely used formats in the industry.
  • The authors have added new information and detail on many topics, including optical comparator use, hazardous materials, standard tapers, key and keyseat machining, and more.
  • Multi-step procedures include full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, as well as easy-to-follow instructions in a bulleted format, making the material easier for students to understand and apply.
  • Extremely reader friendly, this proven text is an excellent resource for students with little or no technical background or industry knowledge.
  • Endorsed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), this text is recommended for use in Level I Machining Programs. The text and supplemental materials are aligned with NIMS Machining Level I Standards and can support credentialing achievement.
  • A supplemental Workbook and Shop Manual expands on text material, offering practical, hands-on learning exercises and emphasizing the use of critical-thinking skills.
  • Packed with real-world images and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, Third Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the field of precision machining as it is practiced today.

Table of Contents

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Unit 1. Introduction to Machining.
Unit 2. Careers in Machining.
Unit 3. Workplace Skills.
Unit 1. Introduction to Safety.
Unit 2. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview.
Unit 3. Semi-Precision Measurement.
Unit 4. Precision Measurement.
Unit 5 Quality Assurance, Process Planning, and Quality Control.
Unit 6 Metal Composition and Classification.
Unit 7. Heat Treatment of Metals.
Unit 8. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview.
Unit 1. Understanding Drawings.
Unit 2. Layout.
Unit 3. Hand Tools (Safety Integration).
Unit 4. Saws and Cut-Off Machine.
Unit 5. Offhand Grinding.
Unit 6. Drilling, Threading, Tapping and Reaming.
SECTION 4: Drill Press.
Unit 1. Introduction to the Drill Press.
Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Drill Press.
Unit 3. Drill Press Operations.
SECTION 5: Turning.
Unit 1. Turning.
Unit 2. Workholding and Toolholding Devices for the Lathe
Unit 3. Machining Operations on the Lathe.
Unit 4. Manual Lathe Threading
Unit 5. Taper Turning.
SECTION 6: Milling.
Unit 1. Introduction the the Vertical Milling Machine.
Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Vertical Milling Machine.
Unit 3. Vertical Milling Machine Operations.
Unit 4. Indexing and Rotary Table Operations.
SECTION 7: Grinding
Unit 1. Introduction to Precision Grinding Machines.
Unit 2. Grinding Wheels for Precision Grinding.
Unit 3. Surface Grinding Operations.
SECTION 8. Computer Numerical Control
Unit 1. CNC Basics.
Unit 2. Introduction to CNC Turning.
Unit 3. CNC Turning: Programming
Unit 4. CNC: Turning: Setup and Operation.
Unit 5. Introduction to CNC Milling.
Unit 6. CNC Milling: Programming.
Unit 7. CNC Milling: Setup and Operation.
Unit 8. Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing.

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