Best Reference Books – Machine Tool Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Machine Tool Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Machine Tool Design along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Machine Tool Design subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Machine Tool Design" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Machine Tool Design” by N K Mehta

“Machine Tool Design” Book Review: This textbook is organized into nine chapters, together providing an overview of the different aspects and concepts of machine tools. The coverage of the book includes detailed discussions on topics such as Numerical Control of Machine Tools, Extension of Numerical Control, and Control Systems in Machine Tools, Dynamics of Machine Tools, Design of Spindle and Spindle Supports, Design of Machine Tool Structures etc. The book also features a large number of solved examples, computer programs, chapter-end review questions for crystal clear understanding and extensive practice.

2. “Machine Tool Design” by N Acharkan

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“Machine Tool Design” Book Review: This textbook is available as a set of four volumes, each volume covering important aspects and concepts of machine tool designs. The first volume covers the basic machine tools and special machine tools used in cutting tool production. This includes the classification, type and size range, and designation of machine tools, employed in Soviet practice, the types of motion found in machine tools, Metal-cutting lathes, turret lathes, vertical boring machines, automatic and semi automatic lathes, milling machines and many other types of machine tools. Volume two covers kinematics of machine tools and hydraulic drives of machine tools. Volume three deals with machine tool design. Finally, volume four discusses Machine Tools and Transfer Machines, Machine Tool Testing and Research and fundamental principles of machine tool automation. The book can benefit students in Process Engineering, Metal-Cutting Machine Tools or Cutting Tool Design.

3. “Design and Machine Tools” by S K Basu and D K Pal
4. “Tool Design” by Cyril Donaldson and George H LeCain

“Tool Design” Book Review: The book discusses the basic aspects of tool designs, devices and methods along with modern designing approaches augmented by modern computational facilities. The book comprises a total of thirteen chapters followed by summary, questions and references for further reading. Some of the chapters present in the book are Automatic Screw Machine, Tool Design for Numerically Controlled Machine Tools, Using Plastics as Tooling Machines, Design of Sheet-Metal Blanking and Piercing Dies, Design of Fixtures, Design of Drill Jigs etc. Adequate number of design problems is also provided after every chapter for extensive practice.

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5. “Machine Tools Handbook: Design and Operation” by P H Joshi

“Machine Tools Handbook: Design and Operation” Book Review: This textbook provides an introduction to basic machine tools and various types of machine tool drives, their mechanisms, transmission and manipulation. The coverage of the book includes elaborate discussions on machine tool elements and operation, including working of electrical elements such as contactors, time relays, etc. Other important topics covered in the book are Gear box design, Thumb rules for designing machine elements, Design of hydraulic system, Specifications of hydraulic valves, piping, pumps and tanks, Design of electrical circuits, Elementary NC and CNC programmes etc. The book can benefit practicing engineers in designing new machines as well as Students and academicians in production engineering and related fields.

6. “A Textbook of Machine Tools and Tool Design” by P C Sharma
7. “Machining Technology: Machine Tools and Operations” by Helmi A Youssef and Hassan El-Hofy

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“Machining Technology: Machine Tools and Operations” Book Review: The book provides a succinct overview of machining technology, covering technologies, machine tools, and operations. The coverage of the book includes Basic Elements and Mechanisms of Machine Tools, fundamentals, basic elements, and operations of the general purpose machine tools used for the production of cylindrical and flat surfaces by turning, drilling and reaming, shaping and planing, milling, and boring, broaching, and abrasive processes. It makes use of an adequate number of flowcharts, block diagrams, figures and diagrams to demonstrate the various tools and concepts discussed in the book.

8. “Fundamentals of Metal Machining and Machine Tools” by Winston A Knight and Geoffrey Boothroyd

“Fundamentals of Metal Machining and Machine Tools” Book Review: The book covers the fundamental concepts of machine tools technology with a historical overview and emphasis on metal machining. The book is composed into a total of fourteen chapters. The emphasis is laid on both theory and applications. The coverage of the book sweeps through topics such as Non Conventional Machining Process, Design of Machining, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Grinding, Machine Tool Vibrations, Chip Control, Nomenclature of Cutting Tools etc. Each chapter ends with a set of problems and a list of references for further study and understanding.

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9. “Fundamentals of Metal Cutting and Machine Tools” by B L Juneja

“Fundamentals of Metal Cutting and Machine Tools” Book Review: The book discusses the fundamental concepts surrounding machine tools and metal cutting technologies. The book covers both theoretical concepts and mathematical treatment. The coverage of the book sweeps over sixteen chapters. The chapters present in the book include Machine Tool Vibration, NC/CNC Programming, Numerical Control of Machine Tools, Design Features of Machine Tools, Economic of Machining Process, Surface Finish and Surface Integrity, Non-Conventional Machining Tools, Abrasive Machining Process, Thermal Aspects and Cutting Fields etc. The book not only covers the conventional theory and concepts but also sheds light on modern computational practices and designing.

10. “Details of Machine Tool Design (Classic Reprint)” by W L Cheney
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