30th Edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” – Machinery’s Handbook – now published

Having celebrated 100 years of continuously updated publications in 2014, Machinery’s Handbook is now in its 30th edition, just released in March 2016. This new edition has grown by nearly 100 pages to 2,896 pages. It offers major revisions of existing content as well as new material on a variety of topics, including:

• 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, standard mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs.

It also includes additional content 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.


Numerous sections have been thoroughly refreshed, reworked, or renovated, including: Mathematics, Mechanics and strength of materials, Properties of materials, Dimensioning, gauging and measuring, Machining operations, Manufacturing process, Fasteners, Threads and threading, Machine elements and Standards have been updated.

The metric content continues to be expanded. Throughout the book, wherever practical, metric units are shown adjacent to the U.S. customary units in the text. Many formulas are now presented with equivalent metric expressions and metric examples have been added.

The design and typography of the 30th Edition also has improved, with an expanded table of contents at the beginning of each section. The editors have fine-tuned these navigation aids to make it easier to locate the information you seek. The typography, including tables and equations, has been updated and reset. And thousands of figures have been refined and redrawn for enhanced clarity.

Machinery’s Handbook is one of the world’s most popular reference works in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities. It is in broad use in technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practices. It is an essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist.

Published by Industrial Press in the USA the 30th Edition of Machinery’s Handbook is also available in CD-ROM. For further details visit www.industrialpress.com

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