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Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (6th Edition)
(59 customer reviews)
style="margin: 0px;"> Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, 6/e, is ideal forcourses in manufacturing processes at two- or four-year schools.This textbook is also a valuable reference text for manufacturing professionals.
style="margin: 0px;"> An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes.
style="margin: 0px;"> Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, 6/e, presents a mostly qualitative description of the science, technology, and practice of manufacturing. This includes detailed descriptions of manufacturing processes and the manufacturing enterprise that will help introduce students to important concepts.
style="margin: 0px;">With a total of 120 examples and case studies, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and superior two-color graphics, this text provides a solid background for manufacturing students and serves as a valuable reference text for professionals.
style="margin: 0px;">The Sixth Edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.
With each purchase of a new copy of the Sixth Edition, students receive access to Video Solutions and myeBook, Pearson's new visual tools for teaching and reinforcing key concepts and techniques.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #414974 in Books
- Published on: 2009-04-06
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.70" w x 8.20" l, 5.00 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 1200 pages
About the Author
Professor Serope Kalpakjian has been teaching at the Illinois Institute of Technology since 1963. After graduating from Robert College (with High Honors), Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined Cincinnati Milacron, Inc., where he was a research supervisor in charge of advanced metal-forming processes. He has published numerous papers and is the author of several articles in encyclopedias and handbooks; he has also edited various volumes and serves on the editorial boards of several journals and the Encyclopedia Americana.
He is the author of three additional manufacturing books, two of which received the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow and Life Member of ASM International, and Fell of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and is a full member (Emeritus) of the International Institution for Bookion Engineering Research (CIRP). He is a founding member and a past president of the North American manufacturing Research Institution.
Professor Kalpakjian has received several awards: Citation by the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation for best paper (1966); Citation by the Society of Carbide and Tool Engineers (1977); The "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the Illinois Institute of Technology (1970); the "Centennial Medallion" by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1980); the International "Education Award" by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (1989); and the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award by the American Society for Metals International (2000).
Dr. Steven R. Schmid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches and conducts research in manufacturing, machine design, and tribology. As the Director of the Manufacturing Tribology Laboratory at the university, he oversees industry and governmentally funded research on a wide variety of manufacturing topics, including tribological issues in rolling, forging and sheet metal forming, polymer processing, medical device design and manufacture, and nanomechanics.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (with Honors) and Master's and Ph.D. degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering, from Northwestern University. Dr. Schmid is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREERS Award and an ALCOA Foundation Young Faculty Award. He has been a leading proponent for the integration of research and engineering education; NSF has sponsored workshops on this issue for which he has served as head of the steering committee.
He is the author of over thirty technical papers in various journals, has edited three conference proceedings, has co-authored "Fundamentals of Machine Elements," and has contributed two chapters to the CRC "Handbook of Modern Tribology." He serves on the Tribology Division Executive Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has held officer positions in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers. He is a registered Professional Engineer an a Certified Manufacturing Engineer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
If I wanted to confuse and discourage new Engineering students this is the book I would choose.
By James Schardt
The book has typos and mistakes throughout. The tables, many of which are used in the chapter problems, are imprecise to the point of being almost useless. Indeed, some of the answers to the problems are incorrect. I had to use Wikipedia to figure out why some of the problems were not coming out and it turned out to be because the questions gave faulty information. This book sucks. Find something else to use for your Engineering course. Pearson should be ashamed to publish this.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
A poor choice in a textbook
By Vallan Sherrod
This book is not worth the money it costs. It hasn't been proofread from its last edition very well, still referring to old diagrams that aren't renumbered in their proper order. Also, most of the questions it asks for homework actually require that students get the answers online because they don't even address them in the book. Also, there are typos on several equations they report in the book. This can give the students confusion on which equation is actually correct and provides inconsistences in the math the authors exhibit in their examples. Upon looking at some solutions in the solutions manual, it expects students to somehow know they are not incorporating friction when the book doesn't even specify to do so. Overall, it does not seem that this book was well thought out. It seems that it was just put out quick in order to have a new edition from which to make money. I would not recommend this as a textbook for any class.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Buy only if required for class
This book was required for my Materials and Manufacturing Processes class and is the only reason why I purchased it. This book is terrible at teaching concepts and information. The book gives almost no examples on how to use any provided equations and figures are always placed far away from any text explaining them, making it difficult to completely understand graphs and tables, which form the backbone of some chapters. The questions at the end of each chapter ask questions that the book never explained or sometimes even mentioned, making the internet or other books the only possible way to answer them. If the book did cover the question, chances are the question is worded in a way that makes the answer in the book seem like it isn't answering the problem; it's not that I'm not applying my reasoning skills or anything, it's just that the questions and text do not match well at all. Unless this book is required for your course, stay away from it.