Manufacturing Engineering Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012475

Manufacturing Engineering Education

1st Edition

Authors: J Paulo Davim
Paperback ISBN: 9780081012475
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 208
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Education is a key feature in manufacturing. The USA’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers say that over the next 10 years, it is predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become available. But, without the right "skilled" workers for those jobs, around 2 million of those jobs could go unfilled, with a consequent impact on the USA’s productivity and the economy in general.

The robust momentum of manufacturing has helped the U.S. economy continue to grow throughout 2014. In its mid-year report, the U.S. Federal Reserve concluded that industry capacity utilization – a measure of how many companies are using their resources, recorded its highest level in 6 years. Nevertheless, manufacturers are facing the continuing challenge of a widening skills gap and finding skilled workers, especially those with CNC programming, machine operating and welding skills.

Manufacturing Engineering is currently defined as a discipline "which involves the ability to plan the processes and practices of manufacturing and to research and develop systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment for producing quality products". Recently, manufacturing engineering has been applied to modern subjects such as nanomanufacturing, biomanufacturing as well as aspects related of sustainable manufacturing. This book covers manufacturing engineering education with a special emphasis on curriculum development, pedagogy and didactic aspects.

This book plans to include original and unpublished chapters that develop the applications of the manufacturing engineering education field. Chapters will convey innovative research ideas that have a prodigious significance in the life of academics, engineers, researchers and professionals involved with manufacturing engineering.

Today, the interest in this subject is shown in many prominent global institutes and universities. International experts have written on chapters for the book, due to the diversity of the subjects. Each chapter is planned to consist of 25-35 pages, including figures and tables. About 10-15 figures and tables per chapter are also proposed

Key Features

  • Includes original and unpublished chapters that develop the applications of the manufacturing engineering education principle
  • Applies manufacturing engineering education to curriculum development
  • Offers research ideas that can be applied to the work of academics, engineers, researchers and professionals


Academics, lecturers, researches, post graduate students, manufacturing and mechanical engineers, engineering educational researchers as well as all academics and researchers in related matters with manufacturing engineering

Table of Contents

1 History of Production and Industrial Engineering through Contributions of Stalwarts

2 Manufacturing Engineering Education - Indian Perspective

3 Learning enhancement of project based unit in mechanical engineering undergraduate course

4 Friction Compensation in the Compression Test

5 Appreciation of CNC technology through machine tool upgrading by an open controller

6 To model the assembly of thin parts in composite material


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About the Author

J Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, the Mechanical Engineering degree (MEng-5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and masters students as well as coordinated & participated in several research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 100 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 70 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 43+/5500+ citations and SCOPUS/h-index 52+/7500+ citations).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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