Responding to the need for an integrated approach in manufacturing engineering oriented toward practical problem solving, this updated second edition describes a process morphology based on fundamental elements that can be applied to all manufacturing methods - providing a framework for classifying processes into major families with a common theoretical foundation. This work presents time-saving summaries of the various processing methods in data sheet form - permitting quick surveys for the production of specific components.;Delineating the actual level of computer applications in manufacturing, this work: creates the basis for synthesizing process development, tool and die design, and the design of production machinery; details the product life-cycle approach in manufacturing, emphasizing environmental, occupational health and resource impact consequences; introduces process planning and scheduling as an important part of industrial manufacturing; contains a completely revised and expanded section on ceramics and composites; furnishes new information on welding arc formation and maintenance; addresses the issue of industrial safety; and discusses progress in non-conventional processes such as laser processing, layer manufacturing, electrical discharge, electron beam, abrasive jet, ultrasonic and eltrochemical machining.;Revealing how manufacturing methods are adapted in industry practices, this work is intended for use by students of manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and engineering design; and also for use as a self-study guide by manufacturing, mechanical, materials, industrial and design engineers.
". . .help[s] the reader understand where a particular process fits within the overall manufacturing scheme and what processes might be suitable for the manufacture of a particular component. Well illustrated with clear line diagrams, the subject matter is well presented in an informal manner which makes the book easy to read and understand. . .well worth reading and keeping for reference. "
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A morphological process model; properties of engineering materials; engineering materials; basic theory of metalworking; classification of the manufacturing process; solid materials - mass-conserving processes; solid-materials - mass-reducing processes; solid materials - joining processes; granular materials - powder metallurgy; liquid materials - casting processes; plastics and plastic processing; nontraditional manufacturing processes; manufacturing systems; cleaner manufacturing; notes on industrial safety; problems; answers to selected problems. Appendix - unit conversions.