The key to understanding how to produce
products with low response time, low inventory, and flexibility can be found
in this important text. Using a systematic approach, this unique analysis of
contemporary manufacturing processes identifies family characteristics of
individual processes to facilitate learning. Using the same classification
system, detailed descriptions of each individual process can be found in the
Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide by the same authors.
Identifies and studies six families of
shaping processes that change the basic geometry of shape of a workpiece
(Mechanical Mass Reducing, Thermal Mass Reducing, Chemical Mass Reducing, Mass
Conserving, Consolidation, and Joining) and four families of nonshaping
processes that modify the engineering and aesthetic properties of materials
(Hardening, Softening, Surface Preparation, and Surface Coatings). This
classification, or taxonomy, now used in the United States and Europe, is a
valuable tool in identifying processes and their capabilities.
General Structure and Organization of
Manufacturing Processes. Mechanical Mass Reducing Processes. Thermal Mass
Reducing Processes. Chemical Mass Reducing Processes. Consolidation Processes.
Deformation Processes. Mechanical, Thermal, and Chemical Joining. Annealing
Processes. Thermal Hardening Processes. Surface Preparation. Surface Coating.