Machinery’s Handbook, Pocket Companion – Product of the month

Think of this as the cliff notes for the official Machinery Handbook, at only .900″   thick this one is not a door stop.

Machinery’s Handbook Pocket Companion is designed for anyone in the machine trades for whom convenient access to just the most basic data is at a premium. Extremely concise yet authoritative, this invaluable tool draws on the wealth of tables, charts, and text in the Machinery’s Handbook, 30th Edition. Much of the subject matter is reorganized, distilled, or simplified to enhance this book’s usability and to keep its bulk down. Both practitioners and students will find the Pocket Companion to be a convenient ready-reference to keep nearby while working on the shop or factory floor or learning the fundamentals in the school lab. While it serves as a complementary text, this book does not replace the Handbook.

Venus High Precision Gaming Mouse – Product of the month

When it comes to running CAD systems a gamer mouse can be a great choice to greatly improve productivity. I have been using an 11 button thunder bird mouse for around 2 years now both at home running Rhino 3D and at work running Unigraphics NX and just recently upgraded to the 18 button Venus model by Utech Smart. Both have the same basic user interface when it comes to customization.

It has 5 modes so that can expand what you can do even more. each mode can also be color coordinated so you know what one you are on.

 

 

  • Built with gamers in mind: up to 16400 DPI, 12000 FPS, 1000 Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration, 100-150in/s cursor speed, and an Avago sensor. Omron micro switches provide crisp, firm clicks.
  • 18 programmable buttons, 5 Savable memory profiles each with a distinct light color for quick identification, an 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x8), and over 16 million LED color options. The LED may be disabled as per your preference.
  • Durable smooth TEFLON feet pads and contour body for ultimate gaming control. High-end features including 18 buttons, power button, breathing light in 5 colors modes and 12 side buttons
  • Ergonomic Right Handed Design with Rubber Painting Surface that can keep your grip firm during gameplay. 6ft braided-fiber cable with gold-plated USB connector ensures greater durability.
  • Special Setting Switch Button on the back side of the mouse let you take command with maximum efficiency; 18-Month Manufacturer’s Warranty.

An Ergonomic mouse pad is another great thing to get

This model by J&G modern computer accessories is a great find and works well with the Venus mouse.