For more than 100 years, Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world.
Here is a great introduction to the remarkable mind of Shigeo Shingo, indisputably one of the great forces in manufacturing. In this book Dr. Shingo describes his approach to manufacturing improvements, developed and refined over the course of a brilliant career. He called it the Scientific Thinking Mechanism (STM).
Serves as a complete reference that covers systems, machines, processes, and theory
Emphasizes physical insight and a model-based approach to problem solving
Provides extensive coverage of tool grades and coatings for all engineering materials
Includes a full-scale treatment of minimum quality lubrication machining