Extremely comprehensive book covers the core subject areas essential for building the foundation required to effectively work in the machining area of today's manufacturing technology. The book covers introductory through advanced topics with a vocational emphasis, and is intensely visual - illustrated with over 1500 photographs and line drawings of machine tools, measuring tools and machining processes. Each section is structured for use in self paced individualized instruction programs. Each unit contains listed objectives, self tests with answers, and boxed material covering shop tips, safety and new technologies.Coverage of Geometric Dimension - the latest technology; Complete CNC g-code tab Illustrations for Lathe Spindle Tooling; Latest CNC information included. Professionals in the manufacturing technology field.Richard R. Kibbe is the author of 'Machine Tool Practices (8th Edition)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131188969 and ISBN 0131188968.