The text''s thorough coverage of modern manufacturing technologies
gives students a solid introduction to the types of technology they
are likely to encounter on the job.
- included is discussion of such contemporary topics as
Coordinate Measuring Machines, robotics, SQC, Just-in-Time scheduling,
cellular organization, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
A full chapter on powder-metal forming examines preparation
and blending of the powder; compaction and sintering; and the finishing
of sintered parts, including techniques of infiltration, impregnation,
A full chapter on manufacturing with composites thoroughly
explores the use of these materials.
- included are discussions of types of fabrics and types
- manufacturing techniques addressed include hand lay-up,
pre-preg, filament winding, and pultrusion.
- coverage addresses such curing processes as vacuum bagging
- strong attention is paid to advantages and disadvantages
of plastics and composites for various applications.
The use of both metric and inch equivalents makes the relationship
between the two systems easy for students to understand, regardless
of their background, and facilitates the conversion from inch to metric
which is increasingly required in technology-based careers.
Several photo-essays strategically placed in the text illustrate
the set-up and use of common manufacturing equipment.
End-of-chapter problem sets include both problems for solution
and worked-out example problems.