The Bible of the Metalworking Industries- Machinery's Handbook, 30th Edition, Released

For more than 100 years, Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 30th edition of the "Bible of the Metalworking Industries" contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist.

New in the 30th Edition:


Expanded metrology section including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers.

New fluid power section covering pneumatic, hydraulic, and vacuum theory and applications.

New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing.

Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for drilling, standard mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs.

Includes recently added information on sheet metal and presses, keys and keyways, shaft alignment, taps and tapping, helical coil screw thread inserts, metric screw threads, miniature screws, fluid mechanics, solid geometry, statistics, calculating hole coordinates and thread dimensions, and distinguishing between bolts and screws.

Plus ...

Numerous major sections have been extensively reworked and renovated throughout, including mathematics, mechanics and strength of materials, properties of materials, dimensioning, gaging and measuring, machining operations, manufacturing process, fasteners, threads and threading, and machine elements. Standards have been updated.

The metric content continues to be expanded. Throughout the book, wherever practical, metric units are shown adjacent to the U.S. customary units in the text. Many formulas are now presented with equivalent metric expres­sions, and metric examples have been added.

The detailed tables of contents located at the beginning of each section have been expanded and fine-tuned to make finding topics easier and faster.

The entire text of this edition, including all the tables and equations, has been reset, and thousands of figures have been refined and redrawn.

The page count has increased, by nearly 100 pages, to 2,896 pages.

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