Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Engineers Precision Data Book, 1st Edition

  • Steve Heather
  • ISBN-10: 0831134968
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134969
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

A pocket-size reference that has all the fundamental data that engineers need in their daily work. Taping and drilling charts, hole coordinate charts with common sizes already worked out, speeds/feeds, material specs, drawing symbols and standards, CNC machine codes, plus much more. This book is also a very useful reference for students in engineering and drafting programs.


  • Mathematical Formulas and Measurement

  • Screw Thread Charts and Tapping Drill Sizes

  • Fasteners

  • Allowances and Tolerances

  • Drawing Standards

  • Computer Numerical Control

  • Conversion Factors and Equivalent Charts

About the Author

Steve Heather

Steve Heather is a former Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Aided Design in England. For the past 8 years, he has been a Beta Tester for AutodeskĀ®, testing the latest AutoCADĀ® software. Previous to teaching, and for more than 30 years, Heather worked as a Precision Engineer in the aerospace and defense industries. In addition to co-authoring the Beginning and Advanced AutoCADĀ® Exercise Workbooks and the AutoCAD Pocket Reference, he also is author of AutoCAD 3D Modeling and the Engineers Precision Data Pocket Reference and is a key engineering consultant and contributor to the Machinery's Handbook. Steve welcomes emails about his books at

Table of Contents

Part One - Mathematical Formulas & Measurement
Chapter 1: Solution of Right-Angled Triangles
Chapter 2: Solution of Oblique-Angled Triangles
Chapter 3: Areas & Dimensions Of Plane Figures
Chapter 4: Volumes Of Solids
Chapter 5: Distance Across Corners Of Squares & Hexagons
Chapter 6: Coordinates For Locating Equally Spaced Holes
Chapter 7: Sine Bar Calculations
Chapter 8: Measuring Dovetail Slides
Chapter 9: Rollers On A Shaft
Chapter 10: Calculating Countersink & Spot Drill Depths
Chapter 11: Speeds & Feeds For Milling, Drilling, Turning & Boring
Chapter 12: Allowances For Sheet Metal Bending
Chapter 13: Calculating Shearing Pressure For Blanking
Chapter 14: Shear Strengths Of Materials For Blanking

Part Two - Screw Thread Charts & Tapping Drill Sizes
Chapter 15: ISO Metric Coarse
Chapter 16: ISO Metric Fine
Chapter 17: UNC - Unified National Course
Chapter 18: UNF - Unified National Fine
Chapter 19: BA - British Association
Chapter 20: BSW - British Standard Whitworth
Chapter 21: BSF - British Standard Fine
Chapter 22: BSP - British Standard Pipe
Chapter 23: BSPT - British Standard Pipe Taper
Chapter 24: NPT - National Pipe Taper
Chapter 25: Roll-Forming Threads - Tapping Drill Sizes
Chapter 26: Wire Thread Inserts - Tapping Drill Sizes

Part Three - Fasteners
Chapter 27: Hexagon & Spline Socket Head Cap Screws
Chapter 28: Dimensions For Inch Series
Chapter 29: Clearance Drill & Counterbore Sizes For Inch Series
Chapter 30: Dimensions For Metric Series
Chapter 31: Clearance Drill & Counterbore Sizes For Metric Series
Chapter 32: Hexagon & Spline Socket Flat Countersunk Head Cap Screws
Chapter 33: Dimensions For Inch Series
Chapter 34: Clearance Drill & Countersink Sizes For Inch Series
Chapter 35: Dimensions For Metric Series
Chapter 36: Clearance Drill & Countersink Sizes For Metric Series
Chapter 37: Screw Identification Chart

Part Four - Allowances and Tolerances
Chapter 38: Terms Used For Preferred Hole & Shaft Fits
Chapter 39: ISO Limits & Fits For Holes. ISO Limits & Fits For Shafts
Chapter 40: Surface Texture

Part Five - Drawing Standards
Chapter 41: Types of Lines
Chapter 42: Drawing Sheet Sizes - Inch & Metric
Chapter 43: ASME & ISO Geometric Symbols Comparison Chart
Chapter 44: Common Abbreviations Used

Part Six - Computer Numerical Control
Chapter 45: Letter Addresses Used In Numerical Control
Chapter 46: G-Code Addresses
Chapter 47: Miscellaneous Function Words From EIA Standard

Part Seven - Conversion Factors & Equivalent Charts
Chapter 48: Decimal, Fractional & Number Drill Size Equivalent Charts
Chapter 49: Inches To Millimeters
Chapter 50: Millimeters To Inches
Chapter 51: Fractional Inches To Millimeters
Chapter 52: Common Conversion Factors
Chapter 53: Hardness Comparison Table
Chapter 54: Heat, Mass & Weight Of Elements