The Miniature Guide to Manufacturing

The Miniature Guide to Manufacturing : For Manufacturing Professionals

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If you ever looked at something and said to yourself 'I wonder how that was made', now you can find out. This manufacturing guide provides an overview of the major manufacturing processes, explains how they work and what is good or bad about them. A ready reference for the most common manufacturing processes available to engineers for the production of engineered components. The main focus is on the four manufacturing categories of: Machining Casting Forming Joining The book is perfect for mechanical and production engineers looking for a summary insight into current manufacturing processes, what their advantages are, what their disadvantages are, associated cost implications and the materials they are suited to. But it will also interest those people who would just like to know how things are made in the world of industrial manufacturing. Topics discussed: Manufacturing and Method Processes - Quality - Flexibility - Costs - Further Factors to Consider - The Product Design Specification - Materials Selection Materials Selection versus Manufacturing Process Machining Processes - Single Point Cutting - Multiple Point Cutting - Grinding Machines - Electrochemical Machining Casting Processes - Squeeze Casting - Compression Moulding - Sand Casting Process - Gravity Die Casting - Full Mould Casting - Pressure Die Casting - Investment Casting - Centrifugal Casting Process - Rotational Moulding - Reaction Injection Moulding Process (RIM) - Injection Moulding Process - Casting Process Problems - Difficulties and Constraints Associated with Casting & Moulding Forming - Sheet Metal Forming - Hot & Cold Isostatic Pressing - Metal Forging Process - Pressing & Sintering - Vacuum Forming Process - Superplastic Forming Process - Blow Moulding Process - Metal Rolling - Forward & Backward Extrusion Process Joining - Fusion Welding - Brazing and Soldering - Adhesive Bonding Joining Technique - Joining With Fasteners - Friction Welding Metal & Plastic Surface Treatments - Chemical and Physical Vapour Deposition - Physical Surface Treatments - Chemical Surface Treatments Rapid Prototypingshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 6mm | 159g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514717921
  • 9781514717929

About Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens worked as a mechanical production engineer and project manager for more than 30 years and holds a first class honours degree in more