1st Edition

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

By Vasdev Malhotra Copyright 2024
    134 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The field of manufacturing over the years has seen the introduction of new and innovative technologies for enhancing output, increasing quality and reducing material inventory. This textbook discusses fundamental concepts, principles, technologies and applications of advanced manufacturing processes. It comprehensively discusses key manufacturing technologies including reconfigurable manufacturing processes, computer integrated manufacturing processes, agile manufacturing processes, cellular manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and flexible manufacturing processes.

    This book:

    • Discusses rapid prototyping techniques in detail
    • Covers automation systems and their techniques
    • Examines issues related to reconfigurable manufacturing processes, flexible manufacturing processes and agile manufacturing processes
    • Discusses actuators and sensors, industrial robots, lean production, comparison of lean and agile and rapid prototyping techniques
    • Covers matrix approach techniques to understand the barriers index value

    The textbook is primarily written for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the field of mechanical engineering, industrial and production engineering.

    1. Reconfigurable Manufacturing sSstems. 2. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems. 3. Agile and Cellular Manufacturing Systems. 4.  Rapid Prototyping and its Techniques. 5. Program Logic Controller and its Communications. 6. Clamping and Locators, Milling and Grinding Fixtures of Advanced Manufacturing Systems. 7. Artificial Intelligence and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. 8. Actuators and Sensors for Advanced Manufacturing Systems. 9.  Robotic Technology. 10. Material Handling for AMS. 11.  Computer Aided Process Planning for AMS and Automatic Manufacturing  and Assembly systems


    Prof. (Dr.) Vasdev Malhotra, an eminent figure in Mechanical Engineering, illuminates the corridors of J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology (State Government University, Faridabad, Haryana), with a career spanning over two decades. His influence transcends academic boundaries.

    A luminary in the field, Dr. Malhotra boasts a remarkable journey—a Governor Chancellor nominee of the University of Haryana, esteemed advisor to UPSC and a revered expert within AICTE. In 2019, his outstanding contributions were acknowledged with the Bharat Ratna Dr. Radhakrishnan Gold Medal Award by the Global Economic Progress and Research Association.

    His educational foundation is robust as his professional accolades, holding degrees from prestigious institutions like NIT Kurukshetra, PTU Jalandhar and MDU Rohtak. Dr. Malhotra’s academic repertoire spans over 106 research papers, notably in esteemed international journals indexed by SCI and Scopus.

    As a mentor, he guided numerous M.Tech and B.Tech projects and mentored Ph.D. students. His literary contributions include chapters in globally recognized publications such as IGI Global Publication, Australia.

    Beyond research, Prof. Malhotra actively engages in the scholarly community, completing projects of DST and AICTE and contributing to industrial consultancy projects. His administrative roles and commitment to social initiatives underscores his dedication to holistic education and societal development.

    A multi-dimensional contributor, Prof. Malhotra serves on advisory committees, holds membership in professional societies and reviews international journals and conferences globally, and has delivered keynote lectures in international conferences held in Singapore and Dubai.

    Prof. (Dr.) Vasdev Malhotra emerges not just as a stalwart in Mechanical Engineering but as an exemplary figure, leaving an indelible mark on education, engineering and societal development.