Best Reference Books – Tool Engineering and Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Tool Engineering and 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 Tool Engineering and Design along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Tool Engineering and 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 "Tool Engineering and 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. “Metal Cutting Principles” by M C Shah

“Metal Cutting Principles” Book Review: The book discusses the major problem areas of metal cutting during the production of mechanical components. The coverage of the book includes analysis of the basic two-dimensional cutting process, three-dimensional examples, cutting temperatures, tool wear, tool life, and the integrity of the finished surface, machining economics and process optimization, physical and chemical conditions that occur during cutting etc. The book can serve as a ready reference for engineering students in mechanical engineering and related fields. It can also cater to the needs of practicing engineers.

2. “Metal Cutting Theory and Tool Design” by Arshinav
3. “Jigs and Fixtures” by Grant

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“Jigs and Fixtures” Book Review: The textbook elucidates on jigs and fixture design for academic theory as well as industrial practice. The coverage of the book includes basic principles of tool design, common errors in design, systematic checking of drawings, basic principles of process planning, systematic manufacture of engineering components, guidelines on surface grinding layouts, standards for elements of jigs and fixtures etc. The book is supplemented with tables, charts and plenty of figures for better understanding. It can be of great use to students of production engineering as well as mechanical engineering. It can also benefit professional design and production engineers.

4. “Introduction to Jigs and Fixtures” by Kempster
5. “Tool Engineering and Design” by G R Nagpal

“Tool Engineering and Design” Book Review: The book provides a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects and concepts of tool engineering and design. The coverage of the book includes the process of metal cutting, mechanics of metal cutting, machinability, cutting fluids, grinding and Surface finish, and press tool design, bending forming and drawing dies, forging die design, jigs and fixtures etc. It also discusses in detail, process planning and cost estimation, boring tool and sawing tools, taps and dies, gauges, and moulds and dies. Numerous solved problems as well as objective type problems are provided at the end of the book for extensive practice.

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6. “Tool Design” by Cyril Donaldson and George H Lecain

“Tool Design” Book Review: The text provides detailed exposition on tool designing and tool-making. It covers topics such as regulation of speed and feed rates, design of machine tool structures, design of guideways and power screws, design of spindles and spindle support, control systems in machine tools, numerical control of machine tools etc. It covers both theoretical aspects as well as mathematical treatments. The chapters are supplemented with review questions for self-assessment and references for extended literature and further study. Numerous solved examples and design related problems are also provided for better practice.

7. “Metal Cutting and Tool Design” by Ashok Kumar Singh

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“Metal Cutting and Tool Design” Book Review: The book provides a comprehensive overview of the various fundamental principles and concepts of metal cutting and tool design. The coverage of the book includes Metal Machining, Mechanics of Metal Cutting, Measurement of Cutting Forces, and Heat in Metal Cutting, Failure of Cutting Tools, Tool Wear Measurement, Tool Material, Cemented Titanium Carbide Tool, Ceramic Cutting Tool, Tool Geometry, Cutting Fluids, and Economics of Machining. It also provides elaborate discussions on Cutting Tool Design, Design of Single Point Tool, Design of Drill, Design of Milling Cutter, Design of Broach, Cutting Tool Manufacturing, Gear Cutting Tools, Thread Cutting Tools, and Design of Reamer. The book can benefit students in mechanical engineering and related fields.

8. “Machine Tool Design and Numerical Control” by Mehta

“Machine Tool Design and Numerical Control” Book Review: The textbook provides succinct exposition on important fundamentals and design of machine tools. The text is presented in a simple language and easily understandable format. The coverage of the book includes Kinematics of Machine Tools, Testing of Machine Tools, Application of CNC, DNC, tooling material and heat treatments, design of cutting tools, gauges and gauge design, locating and clamping methods etc. It also discusses design of drill jigs, design of fixtures, design of sheet metal blanking and piercing dies, using plastics as tooling materials, automatic screw machines etc. The chapters are supplemented with summaries, design problems, review questions and references for further reading.

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9. “Embedded Systems: A Contemporary Design Tool” by James K Peckol

“Embedded Systems: A Contemporary Design Tool” Book Review: The book provides a thorough discussion on the theoretical and software foundations of embedded systems and design, and practical applications of these concepts to design systems that can solve real world issues. The book is organized into four parts and comprises a total of twenty one chapters. The coverage of the book includes hardware and software infrastructure, combinational logic, storage elements and finite state machines, memories and memory subsystems, software modelling, C programming, pointers and functions, safety security and robust design etc. The theory is supported by tables, practical design problems and examples, illustrations, review questions, thought questions and summaries.

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