This text provides the student and professional mechanical engineer with a reference text of an essentially practical nature. It is uncluttered by text, and extensive use of illustrations and tables provide quick and clear access to information. It also includes examples of detailed calculations on many of the applications of technology used by mechanical and production engineers, draughtsmen and engineering designers. Although mainly intended for those studying and practising mechanical engineering, a glance at the contents will show that it is also useful to those in related branches of engineering such as production, marine, offshore, mining, mineral and in particular that of design. This reference book provides engineers with a wealth of useful material in a very compact and quickly accessible form.