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Overall Equipment Effectiveness

By Robert C. Hansen
2001, 6 X 9 illustrated hardcover
256 pages
Written primarily for those responsible for the reliabilty of equipment and the production operation, this innovative book centers on developing and measuring true Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The author demonstrates that true OEE correlates with factory output, providing a methodology to link OEE with net profits that can be used by reliabilty managers to build solid cases for improvement projects, and draws on his own experience by presenting successful improvement applications in every chapter. Additionally, it will help practitioners better understand Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and develop an effective foundation to support Reliabilty-Centered Maintenance (RCM).
Understanding the Power of Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Learning the basics of OEE Metrics
The Finacial Aspects of OEE
People Expectations
The Value Fulcrum, Understanding Priority Setting/Focus
Win-Win Maintenance/Equipment Shutdown Strategies
Reliabilty, Availabilty, Maintainabilty/System Performance Analysis (RAM/SPA)
A General Tool for Acceptance Testing
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$29.00 BK-OEE
BOOK- Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines, Third Edition

Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines, Third Edition
Ken Evans
500 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: April 2007


Written in simple, easy-to-understand language by skilled programmers with years of experience teaching CNC machining
to the industry and in formal education settings, Programming of Computer Numerically Controlled Machines provides full
descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their practical applications through examples. It
provides in-depth information on how to program turning and milling machines, which is applicable to almost all control
systems. It keeps all theoretical explanations to a minimum throughout so that they do not distort an understanding of the
programming. And because of the wide range of information available about the selection of tools, cutting speeds, and the
technology of machining, it is sure to benefit engineers, programmers, supervisors, and machine operators who need ready
access to information that will solve CNC operation and programming problems.


* Contains expanded sections on CAD/CAM and Conversational Programming that offer insight into the modern methods of
CNC programming.
* Includes a modern CNC controller representation in the Operation Section.
* Thoroughly describes mathematical formula usage necessary for creating programs manually.
* Provides practical examples and study questions throughout, allowing users to demonstrate their proficiency.
* Features improved blueprints and drawings recreated to ANSI standards in order to improve clarity.
* Offers a glossary of terminology and useful technical data and charts needed for effective programming.
* Illustrates how to create each programming example through clear step-by-step presentations.
* Covers edgeCAM CAD/CAM programming. This is used in many high schools in Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses.
Covers Mastercam X

Part 1: CNC Basics
* Part 1 Study Questions
Part 2: CNC Machine Operation/Operation Panel Descriptions
Part 3: Programming CNC Turning Centers
Part 4: Programming CNC Machining Centers
Part 5: Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing CAD/CAM
Part 6: Computer-Aided Manufacturing from a Solid Model
Part 7: Mazatrol Conversational Programming
Appendix. Glossary
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$24.00 BK-PCNCM
BOOK- Programming of CNC Machines, 3rd Edition

Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems

Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems
David A. Chasis
307 Pages, Softcover
Published: May, 2014

Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications -- municipal water and sewer lines,drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few.
This is because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective.
This compendium of over 40 articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years.
Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular.
The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems.
It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student.

Provides access to the major reasons synthetically made organic chemicals (plastics) has had such a meteoric rise in usage since its inception in 1907.
The only book encompassing articles, in one source, featuring the history of plastics coupled with background knowledge on the design, features, growth and usage of thermoplastic piping systems.
Addresses Green Building in an article which documents 16 different plastic piping technologies discussed in detail and accompanied by an Appendix highlighting the features and benefits of various plastic piping materials.
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BOOK- Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems

Pocket Ref

The new 4th Edition, by Thomas J. Glover. 2011
The greatest pocket reference book.
864 pages of facts, formulas, tables, constants, etc.
Only 3.5" by 5.5" so it really fits in your pocket.
Sections include: Hardware, Welding, Electronics, Constants, Conversion Tables, Pipes and Fittings, Air and Gasses, Automotive, and Weights.
The 4th edition includes expanded sections on Tools, Fasteners, and Steel and Metals.
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$11.90 BK-REF
BOOK- Pocket Ref, 4th Edition

New Strategy for Continuous Improvement

A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement: 10 Steps to Lower Costs and Operational Excellence
Phillip Slater
160 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 10
Published: January 2007

Developed from the author’s own practical experience, this unique resource details a proven, 10-step approach to cost reduction, and provides a series of tools to help you achieve sustainable cost reduction in your business while avoiding the damage of “slash and burn”. A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement presents a new ‘Operations Improvement Cycle’. This cycle provides the benchmark, priority and guidance that were missing in the original cycle. This is achieved through a three stage process involving 10 specific steps. Additionally, it explores the issues with the traditional approach to continuous improvement and cost reduction and then takes you through the three stages and the '10 Steps’ in detail. Working with this manual will change your approach to cost reduction forever. Not only will you save money on an ongoing basis, but these proven techniques will have an impact almost immediately!

* Explains the 10 steps to lower cost reduction and how to apply them and in what order.
* Includes 47 specific 'must do' actions for success.
* Details the 42 common mistakes people make.
* Discusses the truth that implementation is a process not just an entry on a Gantt chart.
* Contains 24 templates and worksheets that help guide your team through the entire process.
* Provides 20 case studies and real-life examples that can be applied to any business.

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$24.00 BK-SCI
BOOK- New Strategy For Continuous Improvement

The Art of Sculpture Welding

The Art of Sculpture Welding - From Concept to Creation

Kristi Richardson, McCoy
336 Pages, Softcover
Published: March, 2015

This extraordinary seven-part book covers the processes of creating 13 projects -- from pencils to vases to bicycles -- for all personalities, skill levels and interests.
It is specifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers.
Many of the plans have been built multiple times by students and others.
The plans are easy to read and the projects are meant to motivate the reader to want to learn the welding and fabrication processes.
All plans include a list of materials, dimensions, special notes as needed, plus any commentaries about special equipment that might be necessary to complete the project.

Includes designed plans instructors can use to teach students all facets of the welding environment in a fun and challenging way.
All 14 projects were developed because students wanted to build them. A parts list included with each project allows students and instructors to easily complete a cost estimate.
The book starts with projects on beginning fabrication, teaching students how to measure, identify types of steel, use a scribe, a square, plasma and cutting torches.
During the welding process students experience real-life situations where they must tack up a project, check for square, and ensure part size is exact so that joints are not too wide to weld.
Some projects are designed for specific welding applications but can be easily changed to fit all the welding processes including MIG, TIG, AC/DC, and Oxy/Acetylene welding. Kristi Richardson McCoy is a self-taught welding instructor, with over 16 years of teaching and studying the welding process.
Each year she has striven to learn something new about the field, whether it is the certification process, finishes and paints, or trying something new like underwater welding.
She earned certifications in SMAW and GMAW.
Having an art background has helped her develop a creative teaching style that holds the interests of students who might otherwise be intimidated by the welding environment.
McCoy teaches Computer-Aided Drafting, Electronics, Woodworking, Basic Welding, Advanced Welding, and Welding Sculpture at Spearfish High School in South Dakota.
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BOOK- The Art of Sculpture Welding

Smart Inventory Solutions

Smart Inventory Solutions: 7 Actions for MRO and Indirect Inventory Reduction
Phillip Slater
160 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 10
Published: January 2007

Smart Inventory Solutions is the result of the author’s time spent working with clients and studying the issues people face in trying to achieve their inventory reduction. This landmark manual shows you the seven Actions for Inventory Reduction so you can easily, efficiently and sustainably achieve your inventory reduction, free up cash, and reduce your costs without risk and impact on your capability. Additionally, it shows you the author’s self-developed Inventory cash release process™ to follow, the mistakes to avoid and a sure fire approach that minimizes your workload. In fact you'll learn how to generate better results for these types of inventory.

* Shows you how to eliminate 100% excess of inventory and reduce inventory related working capital by up to 40%.
* Illustrates how to reduce your ongoing inventory management costs.
* Helps you develop the skills of your team to enable ongoing inventory management and independence.
* Provides 20 exclusive case studies and real life examples.
* Can be applied to all ‘bought in’ inventories such as parts and components, finished goods, OEM spares, MRO inventory, engineering spares, and industrial supplies.
* Includes a data collection guide.

* An Introduction to the Inventory Cash ReleaseTM Process
* Why ‘Less Is More’
* 5 Myths of Inventory Reduction
* The Issues That Drive Excess Inventory
* Maximum Results, Minimum Effort
* 7 Actions For Inventory Reduction
* Managing Non Pareto and New Inventory
* Your Opportunities and Next Actions
* Appendix A: Inventory Reduction Glossary
* Appendix B: Data Collection Guide

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$24.00 BK-SIS
BOOK- Smart Inventory Solutions

Statistical Process Control, Second Edition

Statistical Process Control, Second Edition
Leonard A. Doty
400 pages, Illustrated, 6 x 9
Published: January, 1996

This in-depth introduction to SPC examines the technical aspects of the practices and procedures that are used to apply the quality management system in manufacturing.

* Provides a description and history of SPC along with an analysis of how it is applied to control quality costs, productivity, product improvement, and work efficiency.
* Includes a new chapter on the 'Tools of Quality' that provides a complete explanation of the seven basic tools.
* Presents an improved discussion on the nature of control charts and a complete rewrite of most of the text to better facilitate an understanding of current trends in quality management.
* Covers unusual but important topics such as, humanistic concepts, DOE (design of experiments), and the probability rules and distributions needed for acceptance sampling.
* Takes special care throughout to fully explain how to read and interpret the various control charts used in the implementation of SPC.

* The Nature of Statistical Process Control
* The Tools of Quality
* The Normal Curve
* Basic Control Charts
* Specialized Control Charts
* Process Analysis and Control
* Other Probability Distributions
* Acceptance Sampling
* Standard Sampling Plans
* Design of Experiments
* Appendix
* Review of Algebra
* Linear Interpolation
* Tables
* Bibliography
* Index

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$26.00 BK-SPC2
BOOK- Statistical Process Control, 2nd Ed

Straightening Titanium Alloy Parts

Straightening Titanium Alloy Parts
Edward F. Rossman, Ph.D.
80 pages, Illustrated, 5 x 7
Published: July, 2007

Unlike any other book, this practical and proven guide will provide you with a foundation for determining causes and remedies for warpage in titanium alloy part fabrication. It discusses methods for straightening titanium alloy and describes criterion for selecting the most appropriate straightening process. You’ll never have to fight distortion or throw away warped titanium parts again!

* Discusses in detail the causes of warpage of titanium alloy airframe parts.
* Provides proven steps that can be taken to prevent warpage.
* Offers recipes for straightening titanium parts—straightening in a gas furnace, straightening in an electric furnace, straightening in a vacuum furnace, straightening cold, straightening by shot peening, straightening using blacksmithing techniques.

* Background
* Problem
* Purpose
* Scope and Limitations of Report
* Order of Reporting
Chapter 1: Causes and Prevention of Warpage
* Purpose
* Coverage and Limitations
* Three Areas of Stress
* Short-Term Solution (Straighten Part)
* Long-Term Solutions
* Summary
Chapter 2: Methods (Recipes) for Straightening
* Background and General Definitions
* Specific Purpose of this Chapter
* Order of Discussion
* Limitations
* Definitions and General Information
* Specific Methods and Processes for Straightening Parts (The Recipes)
* Summary
Chapter 3: Overall Summary

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$16.00 BK-STAP
BOOK- Straightening Titanium Alloy Parts

Value Analysis Tear-Down

Value Analysis Tear-Down
Yoshihiko Sato and J. Jerry Kaufman
176 pages, Illustrated, 6 x 9
Published: December, 2004

This book presents, for the first time, a new technology for improving products and innovating new and better products, first developed in Japan by Yoshihiko Sato. Value analysis tear-down combines traditional tear-down with the technologies of value analysis and value engineering. Within a few years of its public announcement in Japan, value analysis tear-down was adopted by all eleven Japanese automobile manufacturers, and many of the Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers. Jerry Kaufman, based in Houston, Texas, is a recognized authority and author on value engineering and value management, and has contributed much that is in these technologies to the process described in this book. The result of his collaboration with Mr. Sato is a process that helps engineers and managers reduce product cost, improve quality, continuously improve existing products, and discover opportunities for innovative change.

The first 'how-to-do-it' book in English, it is written specifically for professionals in product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and value engineering; and the managers of these professionals, including plant managers, production managers, manufacturing executives, and research and development executives. It will also be useful to manufacturing, marketing, and management people concerned with product improvement, innovation, and improving their company's competitive position. Value analysis tear-down can be applied in many service and other industries, as well as in manufacturing; wherever there are physical components to be improved or invented.

* Chapter 1. VA Tear-Down What Is It, How It Developed
* Chapter 2. Value Analysis and VA Tear-Down
* Chapter 3. The VA Tear-Down Process
* Chapter 4. Applying VA Tear-Down to Issues of Concern
* Chapter 5. Evaluating VA Tear-Down Results
* Chapter 6. Other Measures Of Competitiveness With VA Tear-Down
* Summary
* Bibliography
* Appendix Worksheets
* Index

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$29.00 BK-VATD
BOOK- Value Analysis Tear-Down

Welding, A Management Primer and Employee Training Guide

Welding, A Management Primer and Employee Training Guide
Robert O'Con
208 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 10
Published: July, 2000

Concise yet thorough, Welding: A Management Primer and Employee Training Guide will aid those in welding
management with supervision and control of their welding operations, while offering apprentices and industrial practitioners in-
depth instruction on the basic manipulative welding and cutting processes. Extensively illustrated, this hands-on reference is
organized in easy-to-understand user-specific sections. The first section presents managers and small shop owners with the
technical background and practical expertise needed to implement and manage their specific welding operations. In the
second section readers will find a complete curriculum for self or in-plant welder training. Easy to use, this program provides
all the information and practical training regimens for each of the processes described. Additionally, an extensive data
section containing important welding parameters for a range of applications is provided in the third section.

* Provides clear and unbiased recommendations, descriptions, and the operative aspects of several major welding
* Enhances management's ability to make informed decisions on purchasing, supervision and implementation of a
variety of manual welding processes.
* Allows trainers to systematically present welding theory and practice to the student and to customize the instruction for
any specific productive objective.
* Does not overload students with large amounts of data and theoretical material that do not directly and immediately
lead to productive work and proper job performance.

Section I Welding Management
* Welding Foundations and Industrial Applications
* Determining Process Applicability
* The Non-manipulative Processes
* Setting Up the Welding Department
* In-plant Welder Training
* Weld Testing and Welder Certification
Section II Welder Training
* Welding and General Shop Safety
* Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbol Interpretation
* Basic Shop Mathematics
* Principles of Solid State Electronics in Welding
* Welding Metallurgy
* Distortion and the Heat Effects of Welding
* Oxy-fuel Welding, Brazing, and Cutting
* Arc Welding (SMAW)
* TIG Welding (GTAW)
* MIG Welding (GMAW)
* Plasma Welding and Cutting (PAW)
Section 3
* Appendices
* Glossary
* Index
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$20.00 BK-WMP
BOOK- Welding Management Primer and Employee Traing Guide