Packed with unique designs and unexpected applications, as well as standard uses, the " Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components " is a one-of-a-kind compendium of mechanical parts and their innovative uses and assemblies. Page after page, it leads you to new ideas and provides a practical and incredibly rich source of design solutions. Everywhere you look, you'll discover unique constructions mined from hard-to-locate technical journals and publications, forward thinking creations whose specialized use limited their popularity and valuable historical finds rescued from undeserved obscurity. Gathered together by respected engineer/editor Robert-O Parmley, PE, CMfgE, CSI, this fully illustrated volume - the result of his lifelong fascination with machines-can help you : quickly survey and evaluate the full array of suitable components. Do systematic searches for the right device. Discover creative new uses for standard parts. Design innovative connections. Invent cost-effective solutions to design challenges. Inspire creativity throughout your design process.