Build Your Own CNC Machine

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up. Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality. The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Build your own CNC machine for less than $800 from easy to find parts and materials.

Printing in Plastic

Build Your Own 3D Printer

Printing in Plastic

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer is your gateway into the exciting world of personal fabrication. The “printer” that you'll build from this book is a personal fabricator capable of creating small parts and other objects from drops of molten plastic. Design a part using a modeling tool such as Google SketchUp. Then, watch while the fabricator head sweeps back and forth and upwards, depositing plastic in all the right places. You can build anything from a replacement tab to hold a bookshelf in place, to a small art project, to a bashguard for your bicycle. If you can conceive it and design it, you can build it, and you'll have fun doing it! Printing in Plastic is aimed at creative people comfortable using power tools such as a table saw, circular saw, and drill press. Authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel lead you through building a personal fabrication machine based upon a set of blueprints downloaded from their website. Example projects get you started in designing and fabricating your own parts. Bring your handyman skills, and apply patience during the build process. You too can be the proud owner of a personal fabricator—a three-dimensional printer. Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts Provides an excellent parent/child, or small group project

CNC Machining Technology

Volume 3: Part Programming Techniques

CNC Machining Technology

This is the third volume of three which will give the reader an insight into the current state of CNC technology with a focus on practical applications. This volume deals with CNC programming. It has been written in conjunction with a major European supplier of controllers in order to give the reader a more consistent and in-depth understanding of the logic used to program such machines. It explains how why and where to program specific features of a part and how to build them up into complete programs. Thus, the reader will learn about the main aspects of the logical structure and compilation of a program. Finally, there is a brief review of so me of the typical controllers currently available from both universal and proprietary builders. The author draws on his extensive experience as a practitioner and teacher. The text is thoroughly practical in character and generously illustrated with diagrams and photographs.

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

Prepare your students today to become strong, effective managers tomorrow with the powerful concepts and practical applications found in Griffin/Moorhead's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, Tenth Edition. This reader-oriented text helps you equip your students with the skills and solid understanding to meet the management challenges of a new century. The book's applied approach balances classic management ideas with the most recent OB developments and contemporary trends, such as the effects of the recession; how to manage people in these challenging times; the new role of stress on motivation and leadership; and effects of downsizing. Students delve into the core concepts of human behavior and industrial psychology within the help of memorable real examples and cases drawn from relevent organizations and managers such as Steve Jobs, Eddie Bauer, Cirque du Soleil, snopes.com, Whole Foods, Nike, and Goldman Sachs. Fresh new cases, proven end-of-chapter exercises, activities, and an optional case and exercises help you equip your students with the assets, tools, and resources to compete effectively amid a world of change. Students grasp the fundamental of human behavior in organizations and the ability to develop new answers to new challenges as they learn to understand the people who comprise an organization, understand change, and understand how organizations must respond to change. Equip and energize the next generation of managers for the most exciting task of tomorrow: managing people effectively within competitive organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Printing in Plastic

Build Your Own 3D Printer

Printing in Plastic

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer is your gateway into the exciting world of personal fabrication. The “printer” that you’ll build from this book is a personal fabricator capable of creating small parts and other objects from drops of molten plastic. Design a part using a modeling tool such as Google SketchUp. Then, watch while the fabricator head sweeps back and forth and upwards, depositing plastic in all the right places. You can build anything from a replacement tab to hold a bookshelf in place, to a small art project, to a bashguard for your bicycle. If you can conceive it and design it, you can build it, and you’ll have fun doing it! Printing in Plastic is aimed at creative people comfortable using power tools such as a table saw, circular saw, and drill press. Authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel lead you through building a personal fabrication machine based upon a set of blueprints downloaded from their website. Example projects get you started in designing and fabricating your own parts. Bring your handyman skills, and apply patience during the build process. You too can be the proud owner of a personal fabricator—a three-dimensional printer. Leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of creating small parts and objects from plastic Provides example projects to get you started on the road to designing and fabricating your own parts Provides an excellent parent/child, or small group project What you’ll learn How to assemble your own 3D printer The ins and outs of design software How to design and produce three-dimensional parts made from plastic How to replace small plastic parts in household objects How to create art objects Who this book is for Printing in Plastic is aimed at creative people comfortable using power tools, such as a table saw, circular saw, drill press, and so forth. The book is aimed at those who want to create and fabricate tangible objects from plastic. Crafters, carpenters, electronics hobbyists, and others comfortable working with their hands will find the instructions easy to follow and the projects rewarding. Table of Contents What to Expect Hardware and Tools Tips & Advice Cutting the Parts I Cutting the Parts II Advanced Cuts and Drilling I Advanced Cuts and Drilling II Advanced Cuts and Drilling III Advanced Cuts and Drilling IV Beginning Assembly Sub-Assembly Work Adding Structure Motors and Movement The Extruder The Filament Feeding Mechanism Mounting Electronics Final Assembly Check Software I Software II Trial Run I Trial Run II Self-Replication Troubleshooting

Making in America

From Innovation to Market

Making in America

America is the world leader in innovation, but many of the innovative ideas that are hatched in American start-ups, labs, and companies end up going abroad to reach commercial scale. Apple, the superstar of innovation, locates its production in China (yet still reaps most of its profits in the United States). When innovation does not find the capital, skills, and expertise it needs to come to market in the United States, what does it mean for economic growth and job creation? Inspired by the MIT Made in America project of the 1980s, Making in America brings experts from across MIT to focus on a critical problem for the country.MIT scientists, engineers, social scientists, and management experts visited more than 250 firms in the United States, Germany, and China. In companies across America -- from big defense contractors to small machine shops and new technology start-ups -- these experts tried to learn how we can rebuild the industrial landscape to sustain an innovative economy. At each stop, they asked this basic question: "When you have a new idea, how do you get it into the market?" They found gaping holes and missing pieces in the industrial ecosystem. Even in an Internet-connected world, proximity to innovation and users matters for industry. Making in America describes ways to strengthen this connection, including public-private collaborations, new government-initiated manufacturing innovation institutes, and industry/community college projects. If we can learn from these ongoing experiments in linking innovation to production, American manufacturing could have a renaissance.

Mechatronics Engineering and Modern Information Technologies in Industrial Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering and Modern Information Technologies in Industrial Engineering

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering and Modern Technologies in Industrial Engineering (MEMTIE 2014), October 25-26, 2014, Changsha, Hunan, China. The 664 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Applied Mechanics and Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing; Chapter 2: Measurement and Instrumentation, Monitoring, Testing and Detection Technologies; Chapter 3: Mechatronics, Robotics, Automation and Control; Chapter 4: Electronics and Microelectronics, Embedded and Integrated Systems, Communications, Power and Energy, Electric and Magnetic Systems; Chapter 5: Numerical Methods, Computation Methods and Algorithms for Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, Data Mining and Data Processing; Chapter 6: Information Technologies, WEB and Networks Engineering, Information Security, Software Application and Development; Chapter 7: Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Processing Technologies

Current Development of Mechanical Engineering and Energy

Current Development of Mechanical Engineering and Energy

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Symposium on Vehicle, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering (ISVMEE 2013), December 21-22, 2013, Taiwan, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 420 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Vehicle and Transportation Engineering; Chapter 2: Design and Manufacturing Technology in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 3: Measurement and Instrumentation, Monitoring and Detection Technologies, Fault Diagnosis; Chapter 4: Industrial Robotics, Mechatronics and Control; Chapter 5: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Machines and Apparatus, Power Electronics; Chapter 6: Power System and Energy Engineering