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CIRP Dictionaries of Production Engineering

The dictionaries of Production Engineering are written by CIRP members who are actively involved in research and belong to the Terminology Committee. They contain equivalent terms for the various production processes in English, German and French.

An edition of trilingual dictionaries (English-French-German) is being made (information).

Are already available:

Metal Forming, Vol. I - 1 (1997)

Metal Forming, Vol. I - 2 (2001)
Material Removal, Vol. II (2004) (extract)
Manufacturing Systems, Vol. III (2004) (extract)
Assembly, Vol. IV (2012) (extract online)


You can find more detailed information and order directly online on the publisher Springer-Verlag's website.

CIRP Members get a special discount (look into your Dashboard). Orders can be sent to:

Springer Auslieferungsgesellschaft Customer Service
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Fax: +49 (0) 6221 345 4229
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Former multi-lingual Dictionaries

Some of the former multilingual CIRP Dictionaries (published from 1962 to 1984) are still available at the CIRP office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
English-French-German version:

(Vol. 1 : Forging And Drop Forging / Out of print)
(Vol. 2 : Grinding - Surface Roughness / Out of print)
(Vol. 3 : Sheet Metal Forming / Out of print)
(Vol. 4 : Fundamental Terms Of Cutting / Out of print)
Vol. 5 : Cold Extrusion And Upsetting
Vol. 6 : Planning, Slotting, Broaching, Turning
Vol. 7 : Drilling, Countersinking/Counterboring, Reaming, Thread Production
Vol. 8 : Milling, Sawing, Gear Manufacturing
(Vol. 9 : Electrochemical, Electrodischarge, Electronbeam, Photonen Beam (Laser) And Chemical Machining / Out of print)

Vol. 1 is also available in German-Spanish-Italian-Portuguese version.
Vol. 1 is also available in Danish-Norwegian-Swedish-Finish version.