This is the CD-ROM only edition of this popular book, and contains the entire contents of the book in Adobe PDF format. As a comprehensive and easy-to-use hands-on source, Basic Machining Reference Handbook is intended to serve as a memory jog for the experienced, as well as a reference for programmers and others who will not do the machining but do need to know exactly what's involved in performing a given machining step, a series of steps, or a complete job. Remaining true to its original approach, the new second edition continues to present the principles of basic machining, while summarizing the major considerations involved. Logically organized, this time-tested reference starts with those machining steps that most often begin the machining process and moves through the basic machining operations. It is a must-have resource for experienced machinists; programmers; tooling, design and production engineers; and students. Includes expanded chapters on numerical control and computerized operations. Contains additional speeds and feeds tables, general troubleshooting concepts, and a basic review of relevant computer terms and applications. Emphasizes the hands-on concept of developing and refining skills, along with knowledge of metals and machining processes by means of application. Offers tips on checking material hardness, ensuring that temperature variations won't put parts out of tolerance. Reviews and presents metals and heat-treating with emphasis on aspects most important to machining. Presents checklists containing considerations involved, the steps and functions required, and the most appropriate sequences. Includes a checklist of stock and the steps involved, along with a review of both basic machining steps and the axes and other factors pertinent to N/C control and operation needed to complete the program.