Recommended Readings

In addition to publishing our Journal and Proceedings, ASPE sponsors the publication of various other works. As a service to our members, we also maintain the following list of publications that we believe are of interest to our members. Items are listed alphabetically by last name of the author(s).

If you know of a publication that should be included in the list, send e-mail to the ASPE office at

Barkman, William E. — “In-Process Quality Control for Manufacturing”
ISBN: 082478054X (New York: Marcel-Dekker, 1989)

Beni, Gerardo — “Vacuum Mechatronics”
ISBN: 0890064563 (Boston: Artech House, 1990)

Bhushan, Bharat — “Handbook of Micro/Nano Tribology”
ISBN: 0849384028 (Boca Raton: CRC Series, 1999)

Bhushan, Bharat — “Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Devices”
ISBN: 0387946276 (New York: Springer, 1996)

Bifano, Thomas G. — “Ductile-Regime Grinding of Brittle Materials”
(Ph.D. Thesis, North Carolina State University, 1988)

Blanding, Douglass L. — “Exact Constraint: Machine Design Using Kinematic Principles”
ISBN: 0791800857 (ASME Press, 1999)

Blevins, Robert D. — “Formulas for Natural Frequency and Mode Shape”
ISBN: 0-89464-894-2 (Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1995) (Originally published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979)

Boothroyd, G. and W. A. Knight — “Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools”
ISBN: 0824778529 (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1989)

Bosch, J.A. — “Coordinate Measuring Machines and Systems”
ISBN: 0824795814 (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1995)

Chironis, Nicholas P. — “Mechanisms and Mechanical Device Sourcebook”
ISBN: 0070109184 (New York: McGraw Hill)

Coombs, R.R.H. and D.W. Robinson — “Development in Nanotechnology”
Vol. 3: Nanotechnology in Medicine and Bioscience (1996)

Cumbo, Michael John — “Chemo-Mechanical Interactions in Optical Polishing”
(Ph.D. Thesis, University of Rochester)

Dankowski, Jack — “Vibration Considerations When Planning a Facility”
(Fabreeka International)

Den Hartog, J.P. — “Mechanical Vibrations” (Dover, 1985)

Donmez, M.A. — “A General Methodology for Machine Tool Accuracy Enhancement: Theory, Application, and Implementation” (Ph.D. Thesis, Purdue University, 1985)

Dowson, D. — “Thin Films in Tribology” (Elsevier, 1993—Tribology Series, No. 25)

Duke, C.B., ed. — “Surface Science — The First Thirty Years” (North-Holland, 1994)

Evans, C. — “Precision Engineering: an Evolutionary View” (Cranfield Press, 1989)

Farago, Francis T. and Mark A. Curtis — “A Handbook of Dimensional Measurement”
ISBN: 0831130539 (New York: Industrial Press Inc.)

Gardner, J.W. and H.T. Hingle — “Development in Nanotechnology”
Vol. 1: From Instrumentation to Nanotechnology

Goto, Takayuki, Satoshi Tawara, and Kimiyuki Mitsui — “Miniature Linear Actuator Using Piezoelectric Elements”

Hale, Layton — “Principles and Techniques for Designing Precision Machines”
Ph.D. Thesis

Harris and Crede — “Shock and Vibration Isolation Handbook”
ISBN: 0070267995 (New York: McGraw Hill, 1976)

Hocken, R.J. & Pereira, P.H. (editors) — “Coordinate Measuring Machines and Systems” 2nd Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1574446524 (CRC Press, 2012)

Hope, A.D. G.T. Smith, D.M.S. Blackshaw — “Laser Metrology and Machine Performance II”
ISBN: 1853123552 (Southampton) ISBN: 1562522760 (Boston: Computational Mechanics Publications, 1995) (a.k.a. Proceedings of the Landamap Conferences)

Horowitz, Paul and Winfield Hill — “The Art of Electronics”
ISBN: 0521370957 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Hutchings, I.M. — “Tribology — Friction and Wear of Engineering Materials”
ISBN: 0849377641 (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1992)

Israelachvili, Jacob N. — “Intermolecular and Surface Forces”
ISBN: 0123751810(Academic Press, 1992, 2nd Edition)

Jones, R.V. — “Instruments and Experiences: Papers on Measurement and Instrument Design” ISBN: 047191763 (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988)

Joy, David C., A.D. Romig and J.I. Goldstein — “Principles of Analytical Electron Microscopy”
ISBN: 0306423871(New York: Plenum Press, 1986)

Kalpakjian, Serope — “Manufacturing Engineering and Technology”
ISBN: 0201538466 (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1995, 3rd ed.)
“Manufacturing Process for Engineering Materials”
ISBN: 0201508060 (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1991)

Kamm, L. — “Designing Cost Effective Mechanisms”
ISBN: 0070335699 (New York: McGraw Hill, 1990)

Kaye, Brian H. — “Chaos & Complexity”
ISBN: 3527290079, 1560817984, 3527290397 (VCH, Weinheim)
1560817992  (VCH, New York) (Weinheim: New York: VCH 1993)

Krummenacker, M. and J. Lewis, eds. — “Prospects in Nanotechnology—Toward Molecular Manufacturing” ISBN: 0471309141 (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1995)

Kuo, Benjamin C. — “Digital Control Systems”
ISBN: 0030575680 (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980)

Leach, R. K. –  “Optical Measurement of Surface Topography”
(Springer: Berlin, 2011)

Leach, R. K. –  “Characterisation of Areal Surface Texture”
(Springer: Berlin, 2013)

Leach, R. K. –  “Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology”
(Elsevier: Amsterdam), 2nd edition, 2014

Leach, R. K. and Smith, S. T. –  “Basics of Precision Engineering”
(CRC Press), 2018

Leigh, J.R. — “Applied Digital Control”
(Prentice Hall)

Marschall, C.W. and R.E. Maringer — “Dimensional Instability: An Introduction”
ISBN: 0080213057 (London & New York: Pergamon Press, 1977)

Marsh, Eric R. — “Precision Spindle Metrology”
ISBN: 9781932078770 DEStech Publications, Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602, USA, 2007)

McKeown, P.A. — “High Precision Manufacturing and the British Economy”
(Institute of Mechanical Engineers Proceedings, 1986: 200 (76))

Mitsui, Kimiyuki and Takayuki Goto — “Development of Dual Servo STM”
(Proceedings of ASPE 11th Annual Meeting, November, 1996)

Moore, John H. C.D. Davis, and M.A. Coplan — “Building Scientific Apparatus”
ISBN: 0201131870 (Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1989)

Moore, Wayne R. — “Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy”
(Moore Tool Company, 1970)

Okazaki, Yuichi, S. Asano, and T. Goto — “Dual-Servo Mechanical Stage for Continuous Positioning”

O’Shea, Donald, ed. — “Select Papers on Optomechanical Design”
ISBN: 0892528052(SPIE Vol. 770, 1988)

Paesler, Michael and Patrick Moyer — “Near-field Optics: Theory, Instrumentation, and Applications”
ISBN: 0471043117 (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1996)

Peggs, G.N.A. — “A Review of the Methods for the Accurate Metrology of Complex Three-Dimensional Components and Artificats” (NPL 1991Mar; MOM 101 ISSN 309-3069)

Raven, Francis H. — “Automatic Control Engineering”
(New York: McGraw Hill, 1961)

Roark — “Formulae for Stress and Strain”

Salmon, Stuart C. — “Modern Grinding Process Technology”
ISBN: 0070545006 (New York: McGraw Hill, 1992)

Schmitz, Tony and Smith, Scott — “Machining Dynamics: Frequency Response to Improved Productivity” ISBN: 978-0-387-09644-5 (Springer Science, 2009)

Scott — “Methods for Performance Evaluation of Computer Numerically Controlled Lathes and Turning Centers” (ASME—B5 Committee, Version 7)

Slayter, E.M. and H.S. Slayter — “Light and Electron Microscopy”
ISBN: 0521327148 (Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Slocum, A.H. — “Precision Machine Design” ISBN: 0136909183 (Prentice Hall, 1992)

Smith, S.T. and D.G. Chetwynd — “Development in Nanotechnology Volume 2: Foundations of Ultraprecision Mechanism Design” ISBN: 2881248403 (Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1992. Available through University of Toronto Press)

Smith, S.T. and D.G. Chetwynd — “Foundations of Ultraprecision Mechanism Design”
ISBN: 2-88124-840-3 (hard), 2-88449-001-9 (soft)
(Switzerland: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1994)

Sobel, Dava — “Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time” ISBN: 0802713122 (New York: Walker, 1995)

Sze, S.M. — “VLSI Technology” ISBN: 0070626863 (New York: McGraw Hill, 1983)

Taniguchi, N., ed. — “Nanotechnology—Integrated Processing Systems for Ultra-Precision and Ultra-Fine Products” ISBN: 0198562837 (New York: Oxford Science Publications, 1996)

Tawara, Satoshi, T. Goto, and K. Mitsui — “Miniature Tilting Mechanism Using Piezoelectric Actuators”
ISBN: 0408106034 (The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 2593, October, 1995)

Thompson, Brian J., ed. — “SPIE Milestone Series”

Thompson, Larry F., C. Grant Wilson, and Murrae J. Bowden — “Introduction to Microlithography”
ISBN 0-8412-2848-5  (American Chemical Society, 1994)

Tikka, H. — “Method for Determining Uncertainty of Specified Coordinate Measurement”
ISBN: 091721829X (Finland: Tampere University of Technology, 1992)

Trent, Edward Moor — “Metal Cutting” (3rd edition)
(London & Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991)

Usui, E., ed. — “Advancement of Intelligent Production”
(Elsevier, 1994—JSPE Publication Series, No. 1)

Vukobratovich, Daniel — Bibliography assembled for the class “Introduction to Opto-mechanical Design” (National Optical Astronomy Observatories)

Walls, J.M. and R. Smith, eds. — “Surface Science Technologies” (Pergamon Press, 1994)

Whitehead, T. N. (reprinted by Lindsay Publications) —
“The Design & Use of Instruments and Accurate Mechanism”
(Lindsay Publications, Inc.)

Whitehouse, D.J. — “Handbook of Surface Metrology”
ISBN: 0750300396 (Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994)

Wilks, J. and E. Wilks — “Properties and Application of Diamond”
ISBN: 0750610670 (Oxford & Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991)

Williams, D.C. — “Optical Methods in Engineering Metrology”
ISBN: 0412396408 (London & New York: Chapman Hall, 1993)

Wright, Paul Kenneth and D.A. Bourne — “Manufacturing Intelligence”
ISBN: 0201135760 (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1988)

Wu, K.C. — “Analytical and Photogrammetric Characterisation of a Planar Tetrahedral Truss”
(Technical Memorandum 4231, NASA, 1990)

Zangwill, A. — “Physics at Surfaces”
ISBN: 0521321476 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Zschommler, W. — “Precision Optical Glassworking: A Manual for Craftsmen and Designers”
ISBN: 0333350413 (Macmillan Publishers (SPIE Volume 472))