Cutting Tool Essentials

The increasing sophistication of machine trades equipment and production procedures demands highly specialized training. Yet, companies often lack the time and resources to provide detailed person-to-person instruction. This interactive training program will boost worker efficiency and reduce instruction costs.

Cutting Tools Essentials is organized into four modules:

- Introduction to Cutting Tools
- Properties of Cutting Tools
- Drill Geometry
- Endmill Geometry

All modules contain in-depth information, digital movies, 3-D animations, and other elaborative illustrations. Each module has a content menu that lets users immediately access any topic in the lesson. Simulations at various stages in the modules allow users to experiment with what they've learned without having to use actual tools and materials. All modules also feature engaging games that let users test—and improve—their skills and efficiency.

CD-ROM
and instructional handbook:

List price $379; Inventory Close-out:$99

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*“I'm
impressed! This is a great learning tool for the beginner in tool grinding
or Machines Trades Education.”*—Jim Chambers, The Boeing Company

©2016 by Tech Directions Books/Prakken Publications, Inc.

NEW!

**Machinists'
Ready Reference
10th edition**

Compiled by C. Weingartner

The same great book made even greater with enhanced readability and expanded content! Durable and easy-to-read book provides the essential procedures, charts, tables (including expanded trig tables), and formulas used by machinists, toolmakers, mechanical engineers, and designers. Handy 4-1/4" x 6" book is spiral bound to lie flat when open.

**The
book's 11 sections cover:**

- Mathematical Information
- Drills
- Tapers
- Screws, Threads, and Fasteners
- Milling, Shaping, and Turning
- Gears
- Weights, Gages, and Tolerances
- Tool Steels and Other Metals
- Metric Information
- Reading Shop Prints
- Supplementary Information

ISBN:
978-0-9703398-5-0

352 pages; 4-1/2" x 6"; spiral bound

**$39.95**

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**I.
Mathematical Information**

- Rules for Common Fractions
- Decimal Equivalents of 8ths, 16ths, 32nds, 64ths of an Inch
- Formulas for Circles ad Spheres
- Properties of the Circle
- Angle at Center and Length of Chord for Spacing Off the Circumference of a Circle
- Coordinate Constants from Outside
- Coordinate Constants from Center
- Area and Measurement of Plane Geometric Figures
- Distance Across Corners of Hexagons and Squares in Inches/Millimeters
- Tables of Squares and Square Roots
- The Sine Bar
- Gage Block Information (Inch Dimensions)
- Metric Gage Blocks
- Angle Gage Blocks
- Pin Measurements for Gibs
- Constants for Calculating Gibs and Dovetails with Common Angles and Standard Pins
- Pin Measurements for Dovetails and Inside Cavities
- Different Methods of Expressing Plane Angles
- Ratio and Proportion
- Bend Allowances
- Trigonometric Functions
- Formulas for Finding Functions of Angles
- Formulas for Right Triangles and Oblique Triangles
- Tables of Trigonometric Functions

**II.
Drills **

- Drill Nomenclature
- Grinding of Twist Drills
- Common Drill Troubles and Causes
- Drill Reconditioning
- Decimal Equivalents of Number and Letter Size Drills
- High Speed Steel Tool Data
- Metric Size Drills with Decimal Inch Equivalents
- Tables of Cutting Speeds—Metric Size Drills; Fraction Size Drills; Letter Size Drills; Number Size Drills
- Drilling Speeds for High Speed Drills

**III.
Tapers**

- Metric Taper Pins
- Diameter of Taper Pin at Small End and Drill Sizes
- Milling Machine Arbor Tapers
- Milling Machine Spindle Tapers
- American National Standard Tapers
- Brown and Sharpe Tapers
- Morse Tapers
- Formulas for Figuring Tapers and Tailstock Offset
- Amount of Taper for Lengths up to 24 Inches
- Amount of Taper for Lengths up to 600 mm
- Percentage of Tapers and Corresponding Angles
- Tapers per Foot and Corresponding Angles

**IV. Screws, Threads, Fasteners**

- Basic Thread Dimensions and Tap Drill Sizes
- Basic Thread Shapes—Notations and Formulas
- Constants for Finding Pitch Diameter and Root Diameter of Screw Threads
- Pitch Diameter Limits for Class ll Screws and Nuts
- Metric Thread Series—Comparison Chart
- Thread Forms
- Formulas and Chart for Finding Tap Drill Sizes—Metric
- Measuring Metric Threads by Three-Wire Method
- Measuring Standard Threads by Three-Wire Method
- American National Pipe Thread Dimensions
- Counterbore Sizes for Cap Screws and Machine Screws
- ASTM, SAE and ISO Grade Markings & Mechanical Properties for Steel Fasteners

**V.
Milling, Shaping, Turning **

- Plain and Differential Indexing
- Speed and Feed Calculations for Milling Cutters and Other Rotating Tools
- Feeds and Speeds for Milling
- Sharpening Milling Cutters
- Clearance Tables—Straight and Cup Wheels
- Shaper Tool Shapes
- Shaper Cutting Speeds
- Application of Lathe Tools
- Spindle Speeds in R. P. M. for Turning and Boring
- Cutting Speeds in Surface Feet per Minute
- Cutting Speeds and Tool Angles for Non-Ferrous Materials
- Cemented Carbide Cutting Tools
- Lubricants for Cutting Tools
- Grindability Charts
- Standard Marking System Chart for Grinding Wheels
- Diamond and Cubic Boron Nitride Marking System Chart
- Nomograph Method for Calculating Speeds Required to Machine Steel with Carbides

**VI.
Gears **

- Gear Tooth Dimensions
- Involute Gear Cutters for Teeth of Gears
- Rules and Formulas for Spur Gear Calculations
- Conversion to Metric Gear Design
- Rules and Formulas for Spur Gear Calculations—Metric Module Standard
- Diametral Pitch/Module Gear Equivalents
- Rules and Formulas for Worm Gear Calculations (Solid Type)
- Rules and Formulas for Worm Wheel Calculations
- Rules and Formulas for Helical Gear Calculations
- Rules and Formulas for Bevel Gear Calculations

**VII.
Weights, Gages, Tolerances **

- Weights of Round and Square Steel Bars per Lineal Foot
- U.S. Standard Sheet Metal Gage Numbers with Approximate Thickness and Weights
- Standard Wire Gages
- Standard Keyways and Collar Diameters
- Keyway Formulas
- Woodruff Keys
- International Standard Preferred Metric Limits and Fits

**VIII.
Tool Steels and Other Metals**

- Basic Numbering System for Steels
- Tool Steel Classifications
- General Properties of Tool Steels
- Carbon Content of Carbon Steels for Different Uses
- Hardening of Carbon Tool Steel
- Tempering or Drawing of Hardened Steel
- High-Speed Steels
- Iron and Steel Definitions
- High Temperatures Judged by Color & Colors for Tempering
- Hardness Conversion Table
- Unified Numbering System for Metals and Alloys

**IX.
Metric Information **

- Metric Measures
- Rules for Rounding Off Numbers
- Conversion Charts—Inches to Millimeters
- Conversion Charts—Millimeters to Inches
- Conversion Charts—Decimal Fractions of Inches to Millimeters with Drill Numbers or Letters
- Decimal Inch Equivalents of Millimeters and Fractions of Millimeters
- Reading Metric Micrometers
- How to Read Vernier with English/Metric Graduations
- Comparison of Thermometric Scales

**X.
Reading Shop Prints **

- Reading Engineering Drawings and Shop Prints
- Standard Line Forms
- Section Line Symbols
- Applications of Lines
- Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- Types of Dimensions
- Terminology of Tolerances and Allowances
- Modifying Symbols
- Dimensioning and Datum Symbols
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
- Feature Control Frame
- Geometric Characteristic Symbols
- Application of Feature Control Frames
- Rules for Geometric Characteristics
- Surface Texture Specifications
- Surface Characteristics
- Roughness Average of Different Processes
- Lay Symbols
- Surface Texture Symbols and Construction

**XI.
Supplementary Information **

- Handy Multipliers for Machinists and Engineers
- Ohm’s Law—Direct Current and Alternating Current
- Miscellaneous Machine-Shop Formulas
- Index

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Properties
and Uses of Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals

By
H. C. Kazanas

This book is designed for educators and students involved in metal trades such as toolmaking, diemaking, drafting, Machines Trades Education, sheet-metal work, and welding.

It covers such areas as nonferrous metals and alloys; production of irons and steels; tool steels; heating, quenching, and tempering; annealing and aging; surface hardening and plating; and testing of metals. Instructor's guide is also available.

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