This revision aims to address changes that have taken effect since the publication of the second edition. The most significant change has been in the attitude of industry to concurrent engineering. In 1987, mostly lip service was paid to it; today, it has become general practice in most competitive corporations. In the second edition , the author discussed this as the manufacturing system. In the third edition it becomes the focal point.
Concurrent engineering involves the whole product realization process, including product concept, performance criteria, mechanical design and analysis, materials selection, process planning and modeling, production control, automation, assembly, management, and others. An introductory text cannot possibly cover all of these topics, hence the emphasis of the third edition remains on the physical principles and the application of these principles to processes. The major difference relative to the second edition will be the emphasis on interactions between process and design. Capabilities and limitations of processes will be highlighted to show what they mean in terms of design possibilities, and design modifications will be suggested for ease of manufacture. Impact on the environment and possibilities for recycling will be woven into the entire text.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of every chapter. Chapter opening photos reinforce these ideas to the reader.
All new problems and examples are included in every chapter. These will reflect a students everyday experiences whenever possible.
The emphasis in this edition is on physical principles and the application of these principles to processes. The book will also emphasize the interactions between process and design.
Coverage of new technologies such as MEMS and modern electronic device fabrication (Chapter 20), and nontraditional processes (Chapter 17).
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070552797