Precision Machining Technology


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Table of Contents

Unit 1. Introduction to Machining.
Unit 2. Careers in Machining.
Unit 3. Workplace Skills.
Unit 1. Introduction to Safety.
Unit 2. Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math Overview.
Unit 3. Semi-Precision Measurement.
Unit 4. Precision Measurement.
Unit 5 Quality Assurance, Process Planning, and Quality Control.
Unit 6 Metal Composition and Classification.
Unit 7. Heat Treatment of Metals.
Unit 8. Maintenance, Lubrication, and Cutting Fluid Overview.
Unit 1. Understanding Drawings.
Unit 2. Layout.
Unit 3. Hand Tools (Safety Integration).
Unit 4. Saws and Cut-Off Machine.
Unit 5. Offhand Grinding.
Unit 6. Drilling, Threading, Tapping and Reaming.
SECTION 4: Drill Press.
Unit 1. Introduction to the Drill Press.
Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Drill Press.
Unit 3. Drill Press Operations.
SECTION 5: Turning.
Unit 1. Turning.
Unit 2. Workholding and Toolholding Devices for the Lathe
Unit 3. Machining Operations on the Lathe.
Unit 4. Manual Lathe Threading
Unit 5. Taper Turning.
SECTION 6: Milling.
Unit 1. Introduction the the Vertical Milling Machine.
Unit 2. Tools, Toolholding, and Workholding for the Vertical Milling Machine.
Unit 3. Vertical Milling Machine Operations.
Unit 4. Indexing and Rotary Table Operations.
SECTION 7: Grinding
Unit 1. Introduction to Precision Grinding Machines.
Unit 2. Grinding Wheels for Precision Grinding.
Unit 3. Surface Grinding Operations.
SECTION 8. Computer Numerical Control
Unit 1. CNC Basics.
Unit 2. Introduction to CNC Turning.
Unit 3. CNC Turning: Programming
Unit 4. CNC: Turning: Setup and Operation.
Unit 5. Introduction to CNC Milling.
Unit 6. CNC Milling: Programming.
Unit 7. CNC Milling: Setup and Operation.
Unit 8. Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing.

About the Author

Peter J. Hoffman teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West Campus in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in machine tool technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Vocational Education Level II certification from Temple University, and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level II certifications. Mr. Hoffman is also a SkillsUSA National gold and silver medalist in Precision Machining Technology. Eric S. Hopewell teaches at Berks Career and Technology Center West Campus in Leesport, Pennsylvania. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in machine tool technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Albright College, and a Master of Education degree from Temple University. Mr. Hopewell also holds several National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining certifications.


The book does a great job of introducing student to manufacturing. The text covers all relevant topics and the order is logical. The quality and accuracy of the photos are excellent!

The content of this book are accurate, up-to-date, and complete. The artwork and photographs are very impressive. Our students are able to use these examples in helping with the hands on work in our program.

This has been my favorite text since I have been teaching this class. Colorful, Good separation of topics, Good overall flow of information. I do not know of a book of this caliber on the market.

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