Provides coverage of various manufacturing processes from the viewpoint of the product designer. The book demonstrates why the selection of manufacturing method should be considered in the early phases of design, and how it affects the constructional features of a product. The author stresses the importance of understanding the process of product development, beginning with an overview of the design process and product development and concurrent engineering, before evaluating cost as a determining factor in design and manufacturing. The book is quantitative, containing numerous worked-out design problems, and emphasizes both a general design orientation and a systems approach to manufacturing. The book features up-to-date discussions of concurrent engineering, cost estimating, design for assembly, and environmental consciousness, and an appendix of materials engineering.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 137230990