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Design for Manufacturing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750673419, 9780080503943

Design for Manufacturing

1st Edition

A Structured Approach

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Author: Corrado Poli
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750673419
eBook ISBN: 9780080503943
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 31st August 2001
Page Count: 424
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Design for Manufacturing assists anyone not familiar with various manufacturing processes in better visualizing and understanding the relationship between part design and the ease or difficulty of producing the part.

Decisions made during the early conceptual stages of design have a great effect on subsequent stages.  In fact, quite often more than 70% of the manufacturing cost of a product is determined at this conceptual stage, yet manufacturing is not involved. Through this book, designers will gain insight that will allow them to assess the impact of their proposed design on manufacturing difficulty.

The vast majority of components found in commercial batch-manufactured products, such as appliances, computers and office automation equipment are either injection molded, stamped, die cast, or (occasionally) forged.  This book emphasizes these particular, most commonly implemented processes.

In addition to chapters on these processes, the book touches upon material process selection, general guidelines for determining whether several components should be combined into a single component or not, communications, the physical and mechanical properties of materials, tolerances, and inspection and quality control.

In developing the DFM methods presented in this book, he has worked with over 30 firms specializing in injection molding, die-casting, forging and stamping.

Key Features

  • Implements a philosophy which allows for easier and more economic production of designs
  • Educates designers about manufacturing
  • Emphasizes the four major manufacturing processes


Design and manufacturing students; professionals in any manufacturing, design or development firm.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Tolerances, Mechanical Properties, Physical Properties; Polymer Processing; Injection Molding: Relative Tooling Cost; Injection Molding: Total Relative Part Cost; Metal Casting Processes; Die Casting: Total Relative Part Cost; Sheet-Metal Forming; Stamping: Relative Tooling Cost; Stamping: Total Relative Part Cost; Other Metal Shaping Processes; Assembly; Selecting Materials and Processes for Special Purpose Parts; Communications


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About the Author

Corrado Poli

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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