This comprehensive introduction to basic manufacturing processes is ideal for both degree and diploma courses in engineering. With several pedagogical features, the text makes the topics understandable and appealing for students.
The book first introduces the concepts of engineering materials and their properties, measurement and quality in manufacturing and allied activities before dwelling upon the details of different manufacturing processes such as machining, casting, metal forming, powder metallurgy and joining. To keep pace with the latest advancements in technology, use of non-conventional resources, applications of computers, and use of robots in manufacturing are also discussed in considerable detail. The text also provides a thorough treatment of topics on economy and management of production.