Victor E. Repp, Ed.D,
National Tooling and Machining Association.
318 Pages, illus.
$83.00 plus shipping.
(An instructor’s manual is also available. $90)
This publication is useful as an introduction to grinding applied to manufacture of metal parts. A completely new work that is broader in scope than other training books, Precision Grinding covers the basics including type of abrasives, wheel bonds, grinding fluids, types of grinding machines, as well as special chapters on coated abrasive applications, the basics of CNC grinding, creep feed grinding and electrochemical grinding. The emphasis is upon machining with bonded abrasives. Mr. Repp has made an extensive effort to include up-to-date drawings and photos for this heavily illustrated book. Coverage includes a tradtional overview of types of abrasives and product forms for those materials as used by companies through industry. The book provides an excellent resource for trainers and shop personnel responsible for instruction of employees who must use abrasive products on the job. As the title suggests the focus is upon instruction necessary for assuring precision when abrasives are used to shape and finish components.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Victor E. Repp is a retired professor from Bowling Green University, who has used the help of the Unified Abrasives Manufacturers Association, Saint Gobain Abrasives, 3M, Cinetic as well as machine tool builders to prepare a new textbook on machining with abrasives. Dr. Repp is known for his previous publication Metalworking Fundamentals. Though Precision Grinding is a textbook targeted to post-secondary technical schools, the scope and illustations make it an excellent resource for any private or individualized training program. Dr. Repp's book has established itself as an authoritative resources with use by the National Tooling and Machining Association for its national apprenticeship training programs and competition.