Author: Edward G. Hoffman
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering
One of the most authoritative references available, this book has been specifically compiled for students in vocational schools, technical institutes, and apprenticeship courses. Each of its eight sections covers areas of prime interest to draftsmen, machinists, tool makers, die makers, and other shop personnel. In addition, it will prepare students to use the standard reference "Machinery's Handbook" upon entering their professional careers.
Written by a seasoned professional with more than 50 years experience in manufacturing, the new third edition of this widely used text and self-training manual has been expanded to include many new and revised worksheets designed to facilitate the reader's ability to form a mental picture from a drawing. Blueprint Reading Basics reviews the subject in great detail using many illustrations and examples, as well as thoroughly reviewing all other aspects of print reading. It includes industry standards, practices, and copies of industrial prints throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industry applications. And it is the perfect text for students taking blueprint reading, machine shop, or tool and die courses, as well as machinists, mechanics, technicians, and inspectors. Each chapter thoroughly covers one subject and contains an introduction, a detailed review of the subject, illustrations, review questions, and worksheets with short and specific questions. Many worksheets can be completed after studying one subject, meaning they can be reviewed before studying the entire chapter. Discussions of mathematics, engineering theories, drafting techniques and machine shop practices are kept to a minimum. All exercises can be used as teaching aids and have been classroom tested. Stresses practical concerns through questions designed to reinforce techniques of calculating dimensions. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-understand manner.
Author: Peter J. Hoffman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Packed with detailed examples and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, 2e delivers the ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping readers with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. Completely aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard, the book fully supports the achievement of NIMS credentials. It also carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Programs. More comprehensive than ever, the Second Edition includes new coverage of cutting tools, teamwork, leadership, and more. The book continues to provide an emphasis on safety throughout as it offers thorough coverage of such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: R. K. Singal
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Release Date: 2008-01-01
The book thoroughly illustrates the causes of various phenomena and their effects on machining practice. It includes description of machining processes outlining the merits and de-merits of various modeling approaches. Spread in 22 chapters, the book is broadly divided in four sections: 1. Machining Processes 2. Cutting Tools 3. Machine Tools 4. Automation Data on cutting parameters for machining operations and main characteristics of machine tools have been separately provided in Annexures. In addition to exhaustive theory, a number of numerical examples have been solved and arranged in various chapters. Question bank has been given at the end of every chapter. The book is a must for anyone involved in metal cutting, machining, machine tool technology, machining applications, and manufacturing processes
Author: David A. Madsen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-02-01
For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: J. C. Hodge
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge's classic text has now been fully revised in its fifth edition by Malcolm Thorpe - who acted as a CITB Advisor and was involved in the draughting of the Intermediate Construction Award syllabus (bricklaying route) - to cover the brickwork craft-related units of the latest Construction Awards and related Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / City & Guilds at Levels 2 and 3. The fifth edition incorporates extended coverage on the relatively new area of thin joint systems, to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field. Content has been brought fully in line with recent changes to the Building Regulations, ensuring that this text will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as NVQ students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying. A new feature in this edition is the inclusion of multiple choice questions at the back of the book, matched to the current NVQ requirements, to provide students of the CITB / City & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with essential practice and revision for exam preparation. * New edition fully revised by a former CITB Advisor, involved in the draughting of the ICA syllabus * Classic text, continuously in print since 1944! * Multiple Choice Questions match the requirements of current CITB / C&G courses to provide essential practice for NVQ students
Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the amazing story of Shah’s apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Told with self-deprecating wit, panache, and an eye for the outlandish, it is an account of a magical journey across India. Feroze teaches the author the basics of his craft, such as sleights of hand, immersing his hands in boiling oil and lead, and—Aaron’s old trick from the Bible—turning a rod into a serpent. To complete his training and prove himself, he is sent on a quest to discover the ways illusion is manifested in every corner of the subcontinent. Saddled with a hilarious sidekick and guide he calls the Trickster, Shah travels from Calcutta to Madras, from Bangalore to Bombay. Even as he recounts the most miraculous and bizarre feats of the sadhus, sages, sorcerers, avatars, fortune- tellers, healers, hypnotists, and humbugs whom he encounters, he reveals—and admires—the imagination and resourcefulness ordinary Indians deploy in order to survive. In this incredible book, Tahir Shah lifts the veil on the East’s most puzzling miracles and exposes a side of India that most never imagine exists.
Author: John R. Walker
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Author: Paul Rosenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-04-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Spend your study time wisely As you advance from student to apprentice to journeyman status, you log a lot of study hours. Make the most of those hours with this fully updated, sharply focused self-study course. It contains everything you need to know about electrical theory and applications, clearly defined and logically organized, with illustrations for clarity and review questions at the end of each chapter to help you test your knowledge. * Understand electron theory and how electricity affects matter * Recognize applications for both alternating and direct current * Comprehend Ohm's Law and the laws governing magnetic circuits * Learn from detailed drawings and diagrams * Explore trigonometry and alternative methods of calculation * Identify instruments and measurements used in electrical applications * Apply proper grounding and ground testing, insulation testing, and power factor correction
This brand new textbook by one of the leading engineering authors covers basic sheet-metal fabrication and welding engineering principles and applications in one volume - an unrivalled comprehensive coverage that reflects current working and teaching practice. It is fully up-to-date with the latest technical information and best practice and also includes chapters on non-technical but equally essential subjects such as health and safety, personal development and communication of technical information. Roger Timings covers these areas of mechanical engineering and workshop practice in a highly practical and accessible style. Hundreds of illustrations demonstrate the practical application of the procedures described. The text includes worked examples for calculations and key points to aid revision. Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with exercises which can be set as assignemnts. The coverage is based on the SEMTA National Occupational Standards which makes this book applicable to a wide range of courses and ensures it also acts as a vital ongoing reference source in day-to-day working practice. All students, trainees and apprentices at up to and including Level 3 will find this book essential reading, particularly those taking: Level 2 NVQs in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Level 2 NVQs in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering C&G 2800 Certificate and Level 3 Diplomas in Engineering and Technology SEMTA Apprenticeships in Engineering * Welding & Fabrication topics presented together in one text, in line with current teaching practice * Fully up to date with the latest specifications for fabrication & welding course units for all the most popular qualifications * Written by a leading engineering author
My Apprenticeship has long been cited as an important and fascinating source for students of social attitudes and conditions in late Victorian Britain, and this new paperback edition makes it once more generally available. Beatrice Webb, the eighth of the nine daughters of the railway magnate Richard Potter, was an exceptionally able person, with a zest for observation, a knack for pointed comment, and a habit of self-examination - all of which gifts she put to good account in the private diary she kept all her life and in this brilliant volume of autobiography which she based on that diary. It tells the story of a craft and a creed, of a withdrawn but talented girl, growing up in a prosperous household, who turned to social investigation and social reform, moving between the two starkly contrasted worlds of West End smart society and East End squalor. She served a hard apprenticeship, as a woman as well as a professional worker, and in a new introduction to this edition Norman MacKenzie describes the severe personal stresses which lay behind her life of dedication to social improvement, particularly her frustrated passion for Joseph Chamberlain and the troubled courtship which preceded her marriage to Sidney Webb. This volume ends on the eve of that marriage, when she was about to begin her famous and astonishingly productive collaboration with her husband. As historians, publicists and Fabian politicians the Webbs were pioneers of the modern age. The ensuring volume, which chronicles their mature career and was appropriately titled Our Partnership, is also published by the Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science.