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Machine Designers Reference Book

Machine Designers Reference Book  


Designers at all levels of experience need a handy, comprehensive reference that helps them get the job done faster... and better. Machine Designers Reference by J. Marrs fulfills the need, and then some. This hardcover 716-page volume benefits from the author's 20 years of experience as a working mechanical designer. The result is 12 chapters organized in a very practical way. This popular work is packed with essential charts and tables. Here are some of the features:

  • Selection, sizing and tolerances for mechanical parts and assemblies
  • Concise best practices for mechanical design, supported by charts and tables
  • U.S. and metric units are presented for reader convenience
  • Thorough representation of metric hardware

The author's pragmatic intention with Machine Designers Reference is a volume that supports and compliments today's software programs and the Internet links most commonly relied upon by mechanical designers in the field. At the same time, the book is exceptionally useful to mechanical engineering students and fresh graduates seeking to excel at the curriculum or advance their career in design. Machine Designers Reference complements the coverage offered by standard textbooks in the field. It serves effectively as a bridge between the academic experience and practical design employment in the industry.


Chapter 1: Design and Analysis 

  • Design of Machinery Units
  • Equations

Chapter 2: Erogonomics and Machine Safety (Co-written with E. Smith Reed PE) 

  • Ergonomics
  • Machine Safety
  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Other Safety Issues
  • Recommended Resources

Chapter 3: Dimensions & Tolerances 

  • Limits, Fits, and Tolerance Grades
  • Tolerances on Drawings
  • Tolerance Stack-Ups (Written by Charles Gillis PE)

Chapter 4: Precision Locating Techniques (Written by Charles Gillis PE)
Chapter 5: Pins, Keys, and Retaining Rings
Chapter 6: Pipe Threads, Threaded Fasteners, and Washers 

  • Pipe and Port Threads
  • Threaded Fasteners and Washers

Chapter 7: Welds and Weldments
Chapter 8: Materials, Surfaces, and Treatments 

  • Materials
  • Surface Finish
  • Heat Treatment
  • Surface Treatment

Chapter 9: Force Generators

  • Springs
  • Pneumatics
  • Electric Motors

Chapter 10: Bearings 

  • Plain Bearings
  • Rolling Element Bearings
  • Linear Bearings

Chapter 11: Power Transmission Devices 

  • Shafts
  • Shaft Couplings
  • Gears (Written by Gregory Aviza)
  • Gearboxes
  • Belts and Chains
  • Lead, Ball, and Roller Screws

Chapter 12: Machine Reliability & Performance

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