Precision Machining Technology

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Author: Peter J. Hoffman; Eric S. Hopewell; Brian Janes; Kent M. Sharp, Jr.
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781435447677
ISBN 10: 1435447670
Copyright: 2012

Price: $134.95

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PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY has been carefully written to align with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard and to support achievement of NIMS credentials. This new text carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Level I Programs. It's the ideal way to introduce students to the excitement of today's machine tool industry and provide a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills needed for successful 21st Century careers.

With an emphasis on safety throughout, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY offers a fresh view of the role of modern machining in today's economic environment. The text covers such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. The companion Workbook/Shop Manual contains helpful review material to ensure that readers have mastered key concepts and provides guided practice operations and projects on a wide range of machine tools that will enhance their NIMS credentialing success.


  • Introduces students to the field of precision machining as it is practiced today.
  • Endorsed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), this book is recommended for use in Level I Machining Programs. The text and package is aligned with NIMS Machining Level I Standards and supports credentialing achievement.
  • Written in an easy to read and understand manner that meets the needs and capabilities of students with little or no technical background.
  • Contains detailed four-color photographs and illustrations that show many step-by-step procedures, making the material easier for students to understand.
  • Workbook/Shop Manual that reinforces the text and offers practical "hands on" learning exercises and opportunities to practice critical thinking skills is available separately.

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