Does anyone know of a good reference book for designing machines? I assume a lot of people here would know of some good ones.
What kind of machines?
We custom design manufacturing cells.
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Have you done any searches for machine design on Amazon? I am sure the a number of books on the subject.
Yes, I have found that there are mostly textbooks, I was just wondering if someone has a nice reference book that they use for desinging machines.
I would ask for more clarification on what you are lloking for from the reference I guess.
It appears that your company makes a extensive mix of products already
Are you looking for new or better ways of doing what you already do?
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I would like a book for machine design, for one that goes over the mechanics and machining of desiging. For instance, minimum thickness of a material for a given thread, standards for keys, what dowel to use, what fillet or chamger to use, and other things that usually are found in a machinist handbook.
Second I would like it to cover more of the engineering side of things, such as gear systems, cams systems, frames, materials, sizing motors, etc.
Precision Machine Design by Alex Slocum is a good reference, although it focuses on precision, as in fluid film bearing, etc.
However, I think it is good for any engineer designing any machine as the concepts taught can be applied through most facets of machine design.
I sincerely hope this is exactly what you are looking for!
This is the Machine Designers Reference, and it is not a textbook. Instead, it contains practical procedures, data tables, formulas, and all the stuff you need to get the job done. It also includes hardware information (screws, etc) INCLUDING tables showing exactly which SolidWorks Toolbox items are commonly used and widely available for purchase. This book borrows heavily from Machinery's Handbook, picking out only the stuff that designers need most often. The editor of Machinery's Handbook was on the team to develop this book.
I have at least three texts on "Machine Elements" (Mott's is good), Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineering, and many others. The one I open absolutely every day is Machinery's Handbook.
I really prefer Machinery's Handbook over Marks, but if you're looking for general information Mark's might be what you want. Mach. Handbook is more detailed than Marks but Marks covers more theory than the Handbook does.
I also prefer Machinery's Handbook. Its a great book, it has covered wide range of topics related to Machine Design. You can might get the ebook for earlier publications on internet.
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