Well organized and clearly written, this book uses a sound analytical approach to explain manufacturing processes; it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the complex interrelationships between the diverse topics in this field. The book carefully presents the fundamentals of materials processing along with their relevant applications, so that the reader can clearly assess the capabilities, limitations, and potentials of manufacturing processes and their competitive aspects.
Using real-world examples and well-wrought graphics, this book covers a multitude of topics, including the mechanical behavior of materials; the structure and manufacturing properties of metals; surfaces, dimensional characteristics, inspection, and quality assurance; metal-casting processes including heat treatment; bulk deformation processes; sheet-metal forming processes; material removal processes; polymers, reinforced plastics, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling; metal powders, ceramics, glasses, composites, and superconductors; joining and fastening processes; microelectronic and micromechanical devices; automation; computer-integrated systems; and product design.
For manufacturing engineers, metallurgists, industrial designers, material handlers, product designers, and quality assurance managers.
This engineering textbook describes the materials and processes commonly used for manufacturing products, with chapters on the properties of metals and polymers, heat treatment, joining and fastening, and automation of manufacturing systems. Case studies from industry illustrate the concepts. The fourth edition adds a chapter on the fabrication of microelectronic and micromechanical devices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR