The first manufacturing book to examine time-based break-even analysis, this landmark reference/text applies cost analysis to a variety of industrial processes, employing a new, problem-based approach to manufacturing procedures, materials, and management. An Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Materials integrates analysis of material costs and process costs, yielding a realistic, effective approach to planning and executing efficient manufacturing schemes. It discusses tool engineering, particularly in terms of cost for press work, forming dies, and casting patterns, process parameters such as gating and riser design for casting, feeds, and more.
Part 1 Manufacturing management and overview: the role of manufacturing in global economics, manufacturing aids and manufacturing break-even analysis. Part 2 Material and design considerations in manufacturing: basic material properties; mechanical material property relationships; methods for increasing mechanical material properties; material codes and coding systems; design, material and cost relationships. Part 3 Manufacturing processes: manufacturing processes overview; process selection basics; metal casting process considerations; plastic parts manufacturing; powder metallurgy; bulk deformation processing; sheetmetal forming; machining (material removal or cutting) processes; joining processes. Part 4 Manufacturing support functions: tool design for manufacturing; failure analysis and prevention.