From Electromechanical Design Handbook, Third Edition


In this section we will deal with two measurement systems: the U.S. customary gravitational system, and the SI absolute system, which uses metric units. Some commonly measured mechanical properties are defined here.

Time rate of change of velocity. It is thus a time rate of change of a time rate of change.
The single individual forces that are the equivalent of the resultant.
Forces whose lines of action or directions pass through a common point, or meet at a common point.
Forces all in the same plane.
A system of nonconcurrent forces tending to produce rotation about an axis.
Concerns bodies not in equilibrium; i.e., not at rest or with nonuniform motion.
A property of matter that causes it to resist change in its motion or its state of rest.
A branch of dynamics that deals only with motions of bodies, not considering forces. It can thus be described as the geometry of motion.
A branch of dynamics that relates the actions of forces to the resulting motions of bodies.
The measure of the inertia of a body. Mass also initiates gravitational attraction.
The science that deals with forces and their effects on bodies at rest or in motion.
A force with respect to a point, which is the product of the force and the perpendicular distance from the point to the direction of the force (line of force). The distance...

Products & Services
Punches are tools used to perforate material in order to create a cut the shape of the punch edge.
Tool Holders
Tool holders (toolholders) are the physical interface between tooling and the machine tool. They vary in terms of machine-mount styles and are designed to perform specific applications.
Tool and Die Makers
Tool and die makers manufacture progressive tooling, stamping dies, jigs, fixtures, and other tooling.
Stencil Machines
Stencil machines cut or print fonts and symbols on materials and substrates. They are used to create stencils for marking applications, or to print stencils for SMT applications.
Ironworkers are machines used to notch, shear or punch holes into steel plates.

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8.1 Definitions Tooling. Tooling is a general term used to encompass many different processes involving the design and manufacture of special tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures. The most common...