Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Machinery Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Basic Machines and How They Work

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.). Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.

  • Author: Naval Education And Training Program
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering


2. Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

Master interviewing skills with INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING: FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 9th Edition. This textbook gives you the tools to adapt your skills to address both individual and multicultural uniqueness, conduct interviews using five different theoretical approaches, and begin developing a personalized style and theory of interviewing and counseling that matches your own aptitudes and affinities. Moreover, this is the only text in the field that will show you how to understand and use neuroscience in counseling practice. Case studies, sample interviews, and a "Portfolio of Competencies" are just a few of the many tools that will help you master the material and become a better listener.

  • Author: Allen E. Ivey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9th edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1305865785
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches


3. Machinery's Handbook Toolbox

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

For more than 100 years,  Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 31st edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist. New to the 31st Edition: Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers. New fluid power section covering pneumatic,hydraulic, and vacuum theory and applications. New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing. Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for  drilling, mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs. Recently added information on sheet metal and presses, keys and keyways, shaft alignment, taps and tapping, helical coil screw thread inserts, metric screw threads, miniature screws, fluid mechanics, solid geometry, statistics,  calculating hole coordinates and thread dimensions, and distinguishing between bolts and screws. Plus . . . Many thoroughly reworked and renovated sections throughout.  Comprehensive tables of  contents at the beginning of each section and extensive indexing. Hundreds of new and thousands of refined and redone illustrations and equations. Updated standards. Expanded metric content.

  • Author: Erik Oberg
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Thirty-first edition (March 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0831137311
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.8 x 7 inches


4. Mechanical Engineering for Makers: A Hands-on Guide to Designing and Making Physical Things

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don't have (or want) an engineering degree but need to know the essentials of basic mechanical elements to successfully accomplish their personal projects. The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook. Most chapters contain at least one hands-on, fully illustrated, step-by-step project to demonstrate the topic being discussed and requires only common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools. Some projects also provide alternative materials and tools and processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools, and materials-at-hand. Linked together via the authors' overarching project -- building a kid-sized tank -- the chapters describe the thinking behind each mechanism and then expands the discussions to similar mechanical concepts in other applications. Written with humor, a bit of irreverence, and entertaining personal insights and first-hand experiences, the book presents complex concepts in an uncomplicated way. Highlights include: Provides mechanical engineering information that includes math, science, physics and engineering theory without being a textbook Contains hands-on projects in each chapter that require common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools All hands-on projects are fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions Some hands-on projects provide alternative materials and tools/processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools and materials-at-hand Includes real-world insights from the authors like tips and tricks ("Staying on Track") and fail moments ("Lost Track!") Many chapters contain a section ("Tracking Further") that dives deeper into the chapter subject, for those readers that are interested in more details of the topic Builds on two related Make: projects to link and illustrate all the chapter topics and bring individual concepts together into one system Furnishes an accompanying website that offers further information, illustrations, projects, discussion boards, videos, animations, patterns, drawings, etc. Learn to effectively use professional mechanical engineering principles in your projects, without having to graduate from engineering school!

  • Author: Brian Bunnell
  • Publisher: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (February 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1680455878
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.5 x 9.4 inches


5. Farm and Workshop Welding, Third Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Weld, Cut, and Shape Metal (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn and Avoid Common Mistakes with Over 400 Step-by-Step Photos

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

Your comprehensive handbook to successful welding! Learn hands-on welding to start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures Over 400 step-by-step photos of welding processes and the differences between good and bad welds Detailed sections describing specific types of welds, equipment, common faults, troubleshooting, and more All major types of welds are covered, including arc, MIG, gas, TIG, and plasma cutting Avoid common mistakes and correct them, with welding problems laid out section by section along with solutions Tips and suggestions help beginners improve and intermediate operators broaden their technique Go beyond metal with advice that extends into the wider workshop such as on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing Welding is a valuable skill and almost anyone can learn to weld, cut, or shape metal. That's the starting point for this completely updated, supremely practical, and informative resource which, through tips, suggestions, and fault finding, helps the first timer improve and the intermediate welder expand their technique. The detailed sections inside Farm and Workshop Welding describe all the major types of welds, beginning with basic practices then progressing into trickier methods. You'll find descriptive explanations, helpful visuals, step-by-step directions, and expert suggestions. With this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know, from arc welding, TIG welding, MIG welding, and gas welding to plasma cutting, soldering, and welding plastic. The ideal reference for the farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, or auto shop, this book takes you beyond welding metals and plastics to advice that extends into the wider workshop with chapters on drills, cutting threads, and basic blacksmithing. Author and experienced welding instructor Andrew Pearce gets you started with tips and suggestions, lays out pitfalls and common mistakes section by section, and then offers constructive advice to help you to avoid or correct them. Useful if you're stumped by a problem! More than 400 photographs and illustrations demonstrate welding processes and show the differences between good welds and bad welds. Clear, concise, easy-to-read text gets straight to the point, taking any confusion or frustration out of learning the processes. This Third Revised Edition contains new chapters on general welding skills and understanding metals, expanded information on abrasives, and a bonus section of four step-by-step projects and plans featuring accessories like a DIY steel table, fire pit, and welding cart. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced welder who wants to learn more, Farm and Workshop Welding provides a wealth of useful shop-tested advice. Discover everything you need to know to learn hands-on welding, and start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures, with practical instructions for: Cast Iron Welding Pipe Welding Hardfacing Soldering Welding Plastics Metal Identification Welding Safety Workshop Techniques Drill Sharpening Taps and Dies Basic Blacksmithing From the farm to the workshop, this is your go-to guide to welding! "Ratchet up your self-sufficiency with this comprehensive guide to welding, complete with plenty of excellent photos to help experienced metalworkers and novices alike." —Rebecca Martin, Technical Editor, Mother Earth News magazine "This book is the next best thing to having an expert welder watch over your shoulder." —Chad Elmore, Managing Editor, Diesel Progress magazine

  • Author: Andrew Pearce
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Third Revised edition (February 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1497100404
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches


6. How to Run a Lathe: The Care and Operation of a Screw Cutting Lathe

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

2013 Reprint of 1942 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. South Bend Lathe Works sent out this manual with every Lathe they sold. Profusely illustrated. You get everything you need to set up a lathe and get it running. This is the lathe manual that Dave Gingery raves about. You get eleven chapters: history and development of the lathe, setting up and leveling the lathe, operation of the lathe, lathe tools and their application, how to take accurate measurements, plain turning (work between centers), chuck work; taper turning and boring, drilling reaming and tapping, cutting screw threads, and special classes of work. All the basics are here form sharpening drills to producing "super-finished" turned bearings, grinding valves, and turning multiple screw threads.

  • Author: John Joseph O'Brien
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books; 42nd edition (September 11, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1614274742
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches


7. Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical, Hands-On Guide to Designing and Cutting Gears Inexpensively on a Lathe or Milling Machine; Simple, Non-Technical Language

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

This practical, hands-on guide will assist anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. Learn the fundamentals needed to design your own gears and gear trains Understand the complexity of gears and how to machine them, in a very clearly presented and easy to understand way Plain and simple, non-technical language , with the mathematics kept to the simplest form Information on tooth forms & sizes , rack & pinion gears, bevel wheels, making gear cutters, and more Well-illustrated with concise technical diagrams and photos Gears in one form or another are a part of most mechanisms, but they are by no means as simple as they appear! Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is a practical, hands-on guide for anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. This insightful book teaches the fundamentals needed to design gears and gear trains using plain, simple, non-technical language that keeps the level of mathematics down to its simplest form. The 12 comprehensive chapters cover all the questions raised by enthusiasts who have watched the author, Ivan Law, demonstrate gear-cutting techniques at exhibitions throughout Britain, where his advice on engineering matters is consistently sought. Packed with information on tooth forms and sizes, rack and pinion gears, bevel wheels, worm gears, making gear cutters, and more, Gears & Gear Cutting for Home Machinists is thoughtfully illustrated with concise technical diagrams and photographs.

  • Author: Ivan Law
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (April 9, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1565239173
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches


8. Audel Millwrights and Mechanics Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

The hardcover, fully updated edition of the only multi-craft trade guide Respected by generations of skilled workers, Audel Millwright's and Mechanic's Guide is the only trade manual to cover maintenance and troubleshooting for all the mechanical trades in a single volume. Now available in hardcover, it covers the newest equipment on shop floors as well as older machinery, sometimes more than 30 years old, for which little maintenance and repair information remains available. Millwrights, mechanics, machinists, carpenters, pipe fitters, electricians, engineers, and those who supervise them will find this book invaluable. The only hardcover maintenance and repair manual to cover all the mechanical trades in one guide This updated guide covers new industrial machinery as well as 30-year-old equipment for which little information can be found Essential for those who repair machinery as well as machinists, carpenters, pipe fitters, electricians, millwrights, mechanics, engineers, mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance managers, and construction tradespeople This hardcover edition of Audel Millwright's and Mechanic's Guide is as valuable to today's skilled workers as previous editions were to their fathers and grandfathers.

  • Author: Thomas B. Davis
  • Publisher: Audel; 5th edition (January 2, 2004)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0764541711
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.7 x 8.2 inches


9. Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

Therapy that effects change must authentically involve you, the therapist. Engaging, readable, and immediately helpful with clients, INTERPERSONAL PROCESS IN THERAPY: AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL brings together various theories into a cohesive framework that centers on the therapeutic relationship. It shows you practical ways to intervene with your clients, while addressing and alleviating the concerns new therapists often have -- such as worrying about making "mistakes." It also provides clear guidelines for effective (and ineffective) ways to establish a working alliance, address resistance and resolve ruptures in the therapeutic relationship, help clients transition from surface conversation to their key concerns, respond to clients' painful feelings, develop a focus for treatment, and more. Featuring new case examples and updated research, the seventh edition's extensive clinical vignettes and sample therapist-client dialogues will bring you "in the room" with the therapist.

  • Author: Edward Teyber
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7th edition (June 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1305271531
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 10.1 inches


10. Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human Services

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Machinery Engineering - August 2021

This book/workbook is a step-by-step guide through the case management process, from intake and assessment to referrals and termination. The fifth edition focuses on what is most important for readers to consider, document, and pass along in each step of the human services process. Chapters walk readers through each step of the case management process, while realistic exercises drawn from active professionals expose readers to a broad range of true-to-life circumstances and difficulties.

  • Author: Nancy Summers
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5th edition (January 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1305094765
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches