Reddit mentions: The best industrial technology books

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u/Sagan4life · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

I'm a food scientist currently working for a company in the Midwest. I'll be headed back to grad school in the fall. Have worked/interned for a few food companies and also did research in academia that's published.

I think the best avenue to apply food science in a home setting (coined cooking science) is with molecular gastronomy. Some common ingredients in MG kits are used very heavily in the food industry. As far as resources for the home food scientist, I think the Serious Eats: Food Lab is really good, and books by Harold McGee or Herv­é This are usually great resources for cooking science.

For those interested in food science (the academic subject), Fennema's Food Chemistry is considered the Bible of food science. Fellow's Food Processing Technology is an AMAZING resource for the physics and engineering behind food products. Here's a bunch of other books: http://1drv.ms/1rV9j1m.

I absolutely love this field and consider it the best way to apply knowledge from the pure sciences. If you can work out the buffering potential of a tomato sauce, then run-of-the-mill acid/base chemistry is child's play.

My biggest fear is how much trepidation/malice people have towards many of the big food manufacturers and the outcomes because of that. You can find bottled water labeled "gluten-free" and popcorn labeled "whole grain". It never used to be this way. I think people are really starting to pay attention to what they eat, which is fantastic! The only problem I see is people are getting their information from inflammatory sources, like blogs and sketchy websites. I really hope consumers take the time to gather credible facts before making up their minds. The food industry could definitely do a better job of educating consumers, but alas it's cheaper to just print a new label than launch a marketing campaign explaining what gluten is or what GMOs are.

I also love comparing our food infrastructure to that of other countries. We have, hands-down, the most well-developed food infrastructure on the planet. I'm so glad I got the chance to be a food scientist here, where resources and knowledgeable folks are plentiful. We can eat whatever we want, whenever we want and have virtually no worry over the wholesomeness or safety of the product.

I could go on for days about how great food science is.

u/suicide_mission · 3 pointsr/robotics

CAN bus is a great interface for communicating between sensors & motor controllers in a high noise environment.


CANOpen is huge and can easily get cumbersome. I wrote embedded software for it in my previous company that builds robotic systems. Its far easier to work on a subset that implements what you need than trying to fully write it.


One of the reasons we switched to CANOpen is to overcome burdens caused by implementing our own CAN protocol, which used the extended format identifier to fit in destination/source, message & frame format information. As the number of nodes & messages increased it became impossible to fit it all in.




I found this book to be really informative: https://www.amazon.com/Embedded-Networking-CANopen-Olaf-Pfeiffer/dp/0692740872/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482785515&sr=8-1&keywords=canopen

u/ood_lambda · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

507 Mechanical Movements was the original (I think) from 1868. It's a fun book to flip through, especially since it's so cheap. There's a great website that has it all for free, plus well done animations for many of them.

There's also 1800 Mechanical Movements from 1899.

u/gtani · 1 pointr/math

You could look at

u/FreakingScience · 29 pointsr/askscience

Had to do some digging because I had a hard time convincing Google that I wasn't looking for a Rudy Ray Moore blacksploitation film; He means Rolamite, lol.

Back to the topic, if by simple machine you mean some sort of noncomplex elegant device that takes mechanical input from one source and gives a predictable mechanical output (or perhaps a pseudo-random output, which could also be just as useful), there's absolutely always room for another such thing. Take a look at a book like this one, which is basically a ton of wild gear systems and simple, straightforward machines. Admittedly, based on the illustrations, many of these concepts are dated; there's still tons of room for simple innovation.

u/RoosterUnit · 2 pointsr/IndustrialDesign

mcmaster.com is a good place to look. Plus they have downloadable cad files for most of their hardware.

If you find a good book, let me know. This One and This one are OK, but they don't really work as a quick reference.

u/andrewdroth · 2 pointsr/videos

I bought this book a few weeks ago, and I am mesmerized by these kind of mechanisms.

I was thinking about starting a YouTube channel, where I model the mechanisms in the book, and make animations of them in operation. I just wasn't sure if there was an audience for that sort of thing.

Due to the popularity of this post, I've decided that there is, and will start shortly.

u/robotobo · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

I received this book for Christmas a few years ago and thought it was really cool.

u/hcurmudgeon · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

This is the book you seek:

https://amazon.com/507-Mechanical-Movements-Mechanisms-Devices/dp/0486443604

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There's also:

https://amazon.com/Mechanical-Movements-Devices-Appliances-Science/dp/0486457435

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There's also this if you want to go to a professional level:

https://amazon.com/Ingenious-Mechanisms-Designers-Inventors-Set/dp/B0041MXUUK

Do NOT pay this much. Look for used copies on Amazon, eBay and Abe's Books. I found a near mint used set for $35.

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Note: I have no financial interests in referring these titles.

u/GreySoulx · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

zomg I thought it was just me.

I have these books on mechanical movements ( 1800 mechanical movements and 507 mechanical movements ) that I've almost memorized, plus machine tools and how they're made. I also know the basics of how to drill for oil, build a car, and make a transistor.

now I just need to apply it to making a time machine, and I'm set.

u/heronmark · 1 pointr/Welding

I've always had to use this one in school: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Welding-Andrew-D-Althouse/dp/1566379873/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=06N1YCFJT2H2RVJ6N8JS

I don't think it will have much about pipe bending though.

u/Cereyn · 5 pointsr/ChemicalEngineering

I believe it was "Understanding Extrusion" by C. Rauwendaal. It's about 200 pages and written so technicians can understand it. He also wrote a textbook called "Polymer Extrusion" which contains more of the technical explanations and equations.

Understanding Extrusion
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1569904537/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6.ciAb0Q97E78

Polymer Extrusion https://www.amazon.com/dp/1569905169/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mbdiAbBWAEA7S