Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 4e

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9780135024799: Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 4e

MODERN MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, 4/e introduces state-of-the art technology for materials and manufacturing processes. Focusing more on descriptive material than analysis, it covers a wide range of materials and processes, illuminating key concepts with 1,000+ illustrations, tables, and diagrams. Both traditional and newly-developed materials and processes are discussed, with examples showing their integration into today’s manufacturing industries. The text presents clear, sequential course material for both competency-based and traditional teaching systems. This Fourth Edition has been reorganized and updated to be more logical, complete, and up-to-date. New and improved coverage includes: a revamped six-chapter sequence on metals production; more coverage of composites; new machine and tool technologies; a concise introduction to lean manufacturing; advances in numerical control, and more.

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Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Third Edition, is an introductory text that presents broad coverage of both materials and processes, from raw material to finished product: The text is written for a survey course that covers both materials and manufacturing processes at the technology level.

In the third edition, topics have been reordered and updated throughout to be more logical and complete. For instance, the new Chapter 7 introduces design requirements before subsequent chapters cover manufacturing processes. Manufacturing processes are covered before measurement and quality assurance. New and updated illustrations in every chapter maintain the texts reputation for abundant and excellent graphics.

New features of this edition:
  • New and updated illustrations throughout
  • Key Terms feature begins each chapter
  • New introductory summary at start of each chapter
  • New "Introduction" chapter
  • Expanded coverage of ceramics, plastics, and composites
  • New Chapter 7, "Design Specifications and the Capability of the Manufacturing Process," introduces requirements before the subsequent chapters cover manufacturing processes
  • New Chapter 22 covers automation and mass production
  • Glossary with 160 new entries
Other features of this text:
  • Review Questions end each chapter
  • Case Problems in most chapters
  • Boldface glossary terms throughout chapter discussions

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