Archive for the 'manufacturing' Category

Applied Statics and Strength of Materials (5th Edition)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

By George F. Limbrunner and Leonard Spiegel

Call Number: TA351 .S64 2009

Focusing on the fundamentals of material statics and strength, Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, Fifth Edition presents a non-Calculus-based, elementary, analytical, and practical approach, with rigorous, comprehensive example problems that follow the explanation of theory and very complete homework problems that allow trainees to practice the material. The goal of the book is to provide readers with the necessary mechanics background for more advanced and specialized areas of study in the many fields of engineering technology – for example, civil, mechanical, construction, architectural, industrial, and manufacturing. A comprehensive resource for engineers.

Audel Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

by Carl A. Nelson Sr.

Call Number: TJ151 .D38 2004c

This tool needs no maintenance

Fully revised and updated, this convenient guide covers the latest industrial equipment as well as all the tools and machines prevalent in older plants, even those from the early 1970s and before.

Your complete reference tool

  • Discusses machinery installation, welding, rigging, carpentry, basic electricity, and more
  • Features a chapter on safety issues
  • Covers belts, drives, transmissions, and bearings
  • Examines automatic sprinkler systems
  • Offers tips for preventive maintenance
  • Includes coverage of piping and pipefitting
  • Reviews shop mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry

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Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades

Monday, June 30, 2008

by Russ Schultz & Larry Smith

Call Number: T379 .S29 2008

Being able to read and correctly interpret a blueprint is a necessary skill in the industrial world today. Designed in a workbook format, this manual begins with the basics of blueprint reading and progresses to visualization and then to multi-view drawings. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, it includes charts, tables, a glossary of terms, and a mathematics appendix to help users comprehend material. This edition features expanded coverage of GDT, more information on profile tolerances and drawings produced in CAD.  Charts, tables, a glossary of terminology, and Mathematics Appendix are provided. The book also features current ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard on Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and CAN3-B78.1-M83 (reaffirmed 1990) Technical Drawings–General Principles Standard.  Designed for those in a manufacturing trade, this is a straightforward resource that helps prepare readers to enter the industrial field of work. (Description by

Machinery’s Handbook Guide

Monday, June 16, 2008

By John M. Amiss et al
Completely updated and revised to reflect the changes and additions made to the Handbook, this Guide will enable users to maximize the enormous practical value available from Machinery’s Handbook.

Distinctive Features
• Illustrates through hundreds of examples, solutions, and questions how to take full advantage of the Handbook to solve the types of problems typically encountered in drafting rooms, machine shops and on the factory floor.
• Allows you to quickly become more thoroughly familiar with the vast range of contents found in the Handbook.
• By practicing the many practical techniques explained in this Guide, you will be able to obtain the solution or information needed to resolve on-the-job problems.
(Description from Call number: TJ151 .A448 1992

PRactical Guide to Injection Blow Molding

Friday, June 13, 2008

By Samuel Belcher
Injection blow molding is one of the main processes used in the blow molding industry. And although you may find information on this topic in general books on blow molding, the coverage is skimpy and lacking in details. None of them supply the sharply focused, essential information you will find in Samuel Belcher’s Practical Guide to Injection Blow Molding. Taking a straightforward approach, the book explores the entire industry from conception, design, costing, tooling, and machinery, to troubleshooting, testing, and daily production. The author, a highly knowledgeable industry insider, and a member of “The Plastics Hall of Fame,” discusses the history of the industry, as well as the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of its daily workings, reinforcing the information in the text with pictures, charts, and figures. He instructs in product and tooling design and material and machine selection, explaining the advantages and the disadvantages and elaborating on efficiencies that can be realized. The book also details basic costing procedures considering resin costs, machine costs, tooling, labor, energy, floor space, overhead, and sales and administration. (Description from Call number: TP1151 .I55 B45 2007

Audel Millwrights and Mechanics Guide

Friday, June 6, 2008

BY Thomas Bieber Davis
Find the answer every time

Here, in concise, straightforward language, is the guidebook your father trusted, completely overhauled and updated for the first time in three decades. Clearly organized to help you find what you need, it covers tools, drawing and sketching, measuring and connecting, installation, bearings, motor maintenance, electrical devices, structural steel, and more. Everything about the newest equipment is here, as well as information vital to maintaining the older machinery still found in many shops.

* Apply the right method of installation for various types of machinery and equipment
* Install, repair, and maintain chain drives and V-belt drives
* Perform preventive and predictive motor maintenance
* Understand and maintain wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems
* Troubleshoot and repair pumps, air compressors, fans, and blowers
* Create and use sheet metal patterns
* Sharpen hand saws, band saws and circular saws
(Description from Call number: TJ151 .D38 2004)

Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits

Friday, May 30, 2008

By Roland E. Thomas
Improving upon its widely-acclaimed design coverage, the second edition of this text provides even greater design emphasis, with new open-ended design problems and a focus on evaluating design alternatives. Innovative pedagogy helps readers comprehend the basics; synthesize concepts from multiple chapter topics; design and evaluate circuit stages (or building blocks); and ultimately, design and evaluate complete circuits by integrating the concepts learned throughout the chapters. (Description from Call number: TK454 T466 2006

The Gecko’s Foot: BioInspiration- Engineering New Materials from Nature

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

By Peter Forbes
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” When Frank Lloyd Wright said this, he probably wasn’t envisioning self-cleaning surfaces, the photonic crystal, or Velcro. But nature has indeed yielded such inventions for those scientists and engineers who heeded the architect’s words.

The cutting-edge science of bio-inspiration gives way to architectural and product designs that mimic intricate mechanisms found in nature. In Peter Forbes’s engaging book we discover that the spiny fruits of the cocklebur inspired the hook-and-loop fastener known as Velcro; unfolding leaves, insect wings, and space solar panels share similar origami folding patterns; the self-cleaning leaves of the sacred lotus plant have spawned a new industry of self-cleaning surfaces; and cantilever bridges have much in common with bison spines.

As we continue to study nature, bio-inspiration will transform our lives and force us to look at the world in a new way. 69 illustrations. (Description from Call number: T173.8 .F63 2006

Building Ventilation: State of the Art

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

By Mat Santamouris
* Prepared in association with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, whose US affiliate is the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

* Written by recognized experts from Europe and the US. Covers key topics in building ventilation, relevant to all building types

* State-of-the-art reference on strategies and technologies for building professionals

Designing for optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. This book reviews the main research and industrial achievements in the field of building ventilation, offering professionals an up-to-date framework for further development.

Selecting the most appropriate ventilation strategy is made especially difficult by the complexities of airflow behavior, climatic influences, occupancy patterns and pollutant emission characteristics. Recognizing such complexities, the editors bring together expertise on each key issue, providing an authoritative reference work relevant for all those interested in energy-efficient building design. From components to computer tools, this book offers detailed coverage on design, analysis and performance, and is an important and comprehensive publication in this field. (Description from Call number: TH7654 .B86 2006

100 Years in Maintenance and Reliability: Practical Lessons from Three Lifetimes at Process Plants

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

100.jpgBy V. Narayan

Written from a mathematical standpoint accessible to students, teachers, and professionals studying or practicing in engineering, mathematics, or physics, the new second edition is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of transformations. Presenting the more abstract foundation material in the first three chapters, Geometric Transformations in 3D Modeling reduces the clutter of theoretical derivation and development in the remainder of the text and introduces the operational and more application-oriented tools and concepts as the need arises. It assumes the reader has already taken analytic geometry and first-year calculus and has a working knowledge of basic matrix and vector algebra. This self-contained resource is sure to appeal to those working in 3D modeling, geometric modeling, computer graphics, animation, robotics, and kinematics.

Distinctive Features
· Explores and develops the subject in much greater breadth and depth than other books, offering readers a better understanding of transformation theory, the role of invariants, the uses of various notation systems, and the relations between transformations.
· Describes how geometric objects may change position, orientation, or even shape when subjected to mathematical operations, while properties characterizing their geometric identity and integrity remain unchanged.
· Presents eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and tensors in a way that makes it easier for readers to understand.
· Contains revised and improved figures, with many in color to highlight important features.
· Provides exercises throughout nearly all of the chapters whose answers are found at the end of the book
(Description from Call number: T5192 .N353 2008