This book is an introductory textbook on manufacturing processes that is written for the first year engineering students of various universities. Manufacturing industry is the backbone of any industrialized nation and it is, therefore, essential for all the aspiring engineers, irrespective of their area of study, to be familiar with the basic concepts of manufacturing processes as it has applications in every field of engineering and technology.
The entire subject matter of the book has been organized in twelve chapters covering engineering materials and their properties, importance of manufacturing, basic processes and the tools and machines used. The book also introduces the concept of product quality and basic tools in quality enhancement. The textbook contains about 400 problems for testing the understanding of the core concepts of the subject. Keeping in mind the type of questions asked in the university examination, short answer questions and long answer type questions are provided.
• Suitable examples with short and brief definition of terms for easy understanding.
• Simple language that is easier for the first year students who are not familiar with the difficult technical terms.
• Plenty of figures, schematics and diagrams for better understanding of the related concepts.