Processes and Design for Manufacturing, Third Edition, examines manufacturing processes from the viewpoint of the product designer, investigating the selection of manufacturing methods in the early phases of design and how this affects the constructional features of a product. The stages from design process to product development are examined, integrating an evaluation of cost factors. The text emphasizes both a general design orientation and a systems approach and covers topics such as additive manufacturing, concurrent engineering, polymeric and composite materials, cost estimation, design for assembly, and environmental factors. Appendices with materials engineering data are also included.

chapter 1|18 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

Product Cost Estimation

chapter 3|42 pages

Casting and Foundry Work

chapter 4|50 pages

Joining of Metals

chapter 5|62 pages

Metal Forming

chapter 6|36 pages

Sheet Metal Working

chapter 7|26 pages

Powder Metallurgy

chapter 8|26 pages


chapter 10|28 pages

Physics of Metal Cutting

chapter 11|54 pages

Machining of Metals

chapter 12|18 pages

Design for Assembly (DFA)

chapter 13|16 pages

Additive Manufacturing

chapter 14|40 pages

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

chapter 15|24 pages

Automated Manufacturing Systems