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Books on Measuring

Inspection and Gaging

By Clifford W. Kennedy, Edward G Hoffman, and Steven D. Bond
1987, 6 X 9", illustrated.
654 pages
Concise yet comprehensive, this highly acclaimed training manual and reference provides the many phases of inspection work and their application to today's manufacturing operations through a practical down-to-earth presentation.
Discusses a range of manual and automatic measuring devices along with their specific functions and the specialized functions involved in their use.
Analyzes the methods and duties of inspectors.
Appropriate for use by inspection supervisors, plant managers, quality control engineers and subcontractors.
Includes SPC and other data analysis methods for manufacturing applications.
Provides detailed discussions of available measuring and quantitative systems.
Compares important measuring and gaging systems.
The Need and Function of Inspection in Industry
How Specifications Aid the Inspector
Tolerances and Allowances
How Standards Aid the Inspection
Basic Priciples and Techniques of Measurement
Comparison and Fixed Gages
Surface Plate Methods and Equipment
Optical Measuring and Inspection Equipment
Gaging and Inspection of Screw Threads
Special Measuring and Inspection Problems
Gage Checking and Calibration
Measuring in Millionths
Coordinate Measuring Machines
Automatic Gaging
Nondestructive Testing
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$53.90 BK-IG
Inspection and Gaging, 6th Ed.

Dimensional Management: A Comprehensive Introduction

By Mark Curtis
2002, 7 X 10 illustrated hardcover, 224 pages
Includes CD of Demonstration Software
A complete treatise on the subject of dimensional managemant, this book is designed to provide a comprehensive systems approach to all facets of dimension and tolerance development, analysis, inspection, and documentation. This systems approach focuses on optimizing the interchangeability of multi-component manufactured products. It also demonstrates that through the detailed description of known manual and computer-aided tolerance analysis techniques, an understanding of manufacturing variation and the mitigation of its undesired effects can be achieved. College-level engineering and technology students and working professionals working in the design and manufacture of precision parts and assemblies will come to rely on this book as an invaluable resource.
Dimensional Management
Dimensioning and Tolerancing Types
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Statistical Tolerancing
Tolerance Analysis Principles
Tolerance Charting
Process Capability
Computer Aided Tolerance Analysis
Gage Repeatabilty and Reproducibility (R & R)
Production Part Approval Process
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$45.50 BK-DM
Dimensional Management

Handbook of Dimensional Measurement, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Dimensional Measurement, Fourth Edition
Mark A. Curtis and Edith Farago
608 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: March 2007

The fourth edition provides comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of all known dimensional measurement devices and techniques. This unique resource is organized into chapters by gage type and function while individual chapters move from simple to complex, as well as from timeless measurement techniques to the most modern and innovative. It is perfect for industrial practitioners, such as quality engineers, inspectors, and manufacturing engineers engaged in the manufacturer of precision parts. As the single best, most recognized and respected reference on the topic, this new edition maintains its position as the most comprehensive source for dimensional measurement information available!

* Includes over 12 years of improvements and innovations made by the leading manufacturers of dimensional measurement equipment, hardware, and machinery from the last edition.
* Describes equipment, hardware, and machinery in explicit narrative detail.
* Supplements discussions with nearly 600 illustrations, line drawings and photographs.
* Brings some 40 references to national and international standards up-to-date.
* Can be used in college-level metrology courses often found in engineering and engineering technology curricula.

* Introduction
* Line Graduated Measuring Instruments
* Fixed Gages
* Gage Blocks
* Comparative Length Measurements with Mechanical and Electronic Indicators
* Pneumatic Gaging
* Electronic Gages
* Engineering Microscopes
* Optical Projectors
* Angle Measurements
* The Measurement of Straightness, Flatness and Perpendicularity
* The Systems and Applications of Measuring Machines
* Profile Measurements
* The Measurement of Roundness and Circular Contours
* Surface Texture Measurement
* Screw Thread Gaging and Measurement
* The Measurement of Gears
* Process Control Gaging
* Automated Dimensional Measurements
* Appendix A: Principle Changes and Technological Improvements by Chapter
* Appendix B: National and International Standards Referenced
* Index
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$71.20 BK-DIMMS
Handbook of Dimensional Measurement, 4th Ed