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Precision Machining


Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to the Engineering Technology Precision Machining courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Precision Machining is defined as:


      "an advanced manufacturing technology that can machine hard metallic materials with complex geometry at high precision, and it has been widely applied to aerospace, medical and automotive industries."



Text: Zhu, Kunpeng, Xin Lin, Kexuan Li, and Lilli Jiang. "Compressive sensing and sparse decomposition in precision machining process monitoring: From theory to applications." Mechatronics, vol. 31, Oct. 2015, pp. 3-15. Science Direct, doi:

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Blueprint Reading Basics

Warren Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned. With this historic revision, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing practices alongside English, and including content from drawing standards such as Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Engineering Drawing Practices, Welding Symbols, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Surface Texture, Undimensioned Drawings, and Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings, among others. Material has been rearranged for better presentation and an improved reader experience. Chapters on views, dimensions, surface finish, threads, and gears have been expanded, while new material on splines and cam prints has been added. Brand new chapters covering welding symbols and welded parts, sheet metal parts, and cast, forged, and molded plastic parts will be of particular interest to readers working with these processes.       

Machining: Operations, Technology and Management

Machining is a manufacturing process in which parts are shaped by removal of unwanted material. Interest for this topic has increased over the last twenty years, with rapid advances in materials science, micro and nanotechnology, automation, electronics and computer technology. This book aims to provide research and review studies on machining operations, technology and management. This research book can be used for final undergraduate engineering courses (for example, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, materials, etc.,) or as a subject on machining at the postgraduate level. Also, this book can serve as a useful reference for academics, manufacturing researchers, mechanical, manufacturing and industrial engineers, and professionals in related industries with machining operations, technology and management.

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019: 2D Drafting and Design

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2019: 2D Drafting and Design focuses on 2D drafting and design, making it more appropriate for a one-semester course. The book provides step-by-step instruction, examples and insightful explanations. From the beginning, the book emphasizes core concepts and the practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

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Applied Science & Technology Source Database

This database offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines.

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Solidworks 2013 Bible

A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users. SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more. A valuable companion website contains before and after real-world parts and assemblies along with many example files used in the text.

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