1st Edition

Manufacturing Design, Production, Automation, and Integration

By Beno Benhabib Copyright 2003

    From concept development to final production, this comprehensive text thoroughly examines the design, prototyping, and fabrication of engineering products and emphasizes modern developments in system modeling, analysis, and automatic control. This reference details various management strategies, design methodologies, traditional production techniques, and assembly applications for clear illustration of manufacturing engineering technology in the modern age. Considers a variety of methods for product design including axiomatic design, design for X, group technology, and the Taguchi method, as well as modern production techniques including laser-beam machining, microlithography.

    Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, 1 Competitive Manufacturing, Part I Engineering Design, Part II Discrete-Parts Manufacturing, Part III Automatic Control in Manufacturing, Index


    Beno Benhabib is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Director and Founder of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The author of more than 200 research articles, Professor Benhabib received the B.Sc. degree (1980) from Bogazici University, Turkey, the M.Sc. degree (1982) from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree (1985) from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.