PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY delivers the ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping readers with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. Aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard, the second edition fully supports the achievement of NIMS credentials and carries NIMS' endorsement for use in NIMS-accredited machining programs. It includes new coverage of cutting tools, teamwork, and leadership, and continues to emphasize safety throughout and deliver thorough coverage of basic topics. A companion workbook and shop manual provide guided practice. This edition is fully integrated with the optional MindTap® online learning resource.