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The long-awaited update of SME's bestselling reference guide for over 40 years has been thoroughly revised, containing new material from leading industry experts on topics such as rapid prototyping; design of pressworking tools; bending, forming and drawing; forging dies; inspection and gaging; CAD applications; and more. Longtime users of 'Fundamentals of Tool Design' will appreciate its improved searchability and user-friendly design. As always, the book outlines all the factors that impact the success of your tools, showing you how and why your tools will work in relation to the manufacturing processes you're designing them for. Each chapter details the 'nuts & bolts' you need to know that impact tool designs - such as material science, tool layout, cost analysis, calculating economical lot sizes, safety, and more. Topics also include: tool materials, cutting tool design, workholding principles, jig design, fixture design, design of pressworking tools, joining processes, inspection and gaging, modular tooling and automated tool handling, CIM/CAD/CAM technology, 3-D solid modeling, and more
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