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Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials (5th Edition)

Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials (5th Edition)

Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials (5th Edition)
By Serope Kalpakjian, Steven Schmid

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Well organized and clearly written, this book uses a sound analytical approach to explain manufacturing processes; it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the complex interrelationships between the diverse topics in this field. The book carefully presents the fundamentals of materials processing along with their relevant applications, so that the reader can clearly assess the capabilities, limitations, and potentials of manufacturing processes and their competitive aspects. Using real-world examples and well-wrought graphics, this book covers a multitude of topics, including the mechanical behavior of materials; the structure and manufacturing properties of metals; surfaces, dimensional characteristics, inspection, and quality assurance; metal-casting processes including heat treatment; bulk deformation processes; sheet-metal forming processes; material removal processes; polymers, reinforced plastics, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling; metal powders, ceramics, glasses, composites, and superconductors; joining and fastening processes; microelectronic and micromechanical devices; automation; computer-integrated systems; and product design. For manufacturing engineers, metallurgists, industrial designers, material handlers, product designers, and quality assurance managers.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #379601 in Books
  • Brand: Kalpakjian, Serope/ Schmid, Steven R.
  • Published on: 2007-07-27
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.50" w x 8.20" l, 4.32 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1040 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials


Fifth Edition


Serope Kalpakjian and Steven R. Schmid




This new edition of Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials continues its tradition of balanced and comprehensive coverage of relevant engineering fundamentals, mathematical analysis, and traditional as well as advanced applications of manufacturing processes and operations.  Updated and thoroughly edited for improved readability and clarity, this book is written mainly for students in mechanical, industrial, and metallurgical and materials engineering programs. The text continually emphasizes the important interactions among a wide variety of technical disciplines and the economics of manufacturing operations in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. 


New and expanded topics in this edition include: 

§         Communications networks

§         Design considerations in manufacturing

§         Fabrication of micromechanical and microelectromechanical devices

§         Holonic manufacturing systems

§         Incremental forming

§         Life-cycle engineering and sustainable manufacturing

§         Mechanics of polymer processing

§         Micromachining

§         Nanomanufacturing and nanomaterials

§         Rapid prototyping and rapid tooling

§         Taguchi methods

§         Web sites for information relevant to manufacturing


Numerous figures have been added or improved for enhanced graphic impact, the number of questions and problems has been increased by about twenty percent and answers to selected problems are provided, and the Bibliography at the end of each chapter has been thoroughly updated. The text now has a larger number of cross-references throughout to give students a perspective of the often complex interrelationships among materials, product design, and manufacturing processes and operations, and the numerous technical and economic factors involved in their selection.

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4It can't be helped...
By Ian
While this book is a fantastic overview of all things materials and their many, many, many different methods of processing, the text is beyond dry when it comes to actual readability. A few weeks could have been set aside in the writing process to make the text far less formulaic and repetitive than it is currently, but that effort was obviously not made.

However, its impossible to fault a textbook for being dry, and that's the only reason the single star was docked. The descriptions of the manufacturing processes and their applications, on the other hand, were detailed and helpful, and the book is recommended in that regard.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1False Advertising
By Shay
The picture is of the English Edition. I received the international edition. False Advertising. There was also no mention of it being the international Edition in the Description. If I wanted the international Edition, I would have bought a cheaper one. I Spent more thinking I was getting what was advertised in the description and in the picture as this was what I needed for class. I paid more money for something I could have gotten for $20 because I wanted something that would best help me in class.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Good book for engineering school
By Christian Eckenrode
Decent book with a lot of information.

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