Description

Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook provides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle.

Building on content from the authors’ earlier introductory Process Selection guide, this expanded handbook begins with the challenges and benefits of identifying manufacturing processes in the design phase and appropriate strategies for process selection. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to concise coverage of different manufacturing processes, providing a quick reference guide for easy comparison and informed decision making.

For each process examined, the book considers key factors driving selection decisions, including:

  • Basic process descriptions with simple diagrams to illustrate
  • Notes on material suitability
  • Notes on available process variations
  • Economic considerations such as costs and production rates
  • Typical applications and product examples
  • Notes on design aspects and quality issues

Providing a quick and effective reference for the informed selection of manufacturing processes with suitable characteristics and capabilities, Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook is intended to quickly develop or refresh your experience of selecting optimal processes and costing design alternatives in the context of concurrent engineering. It is an ideal reference for those working in mechanical design across a variety of industries and a valuable learning resource for advanced students undertaking design modules and projects as part of broader engineering programs.

Key Features

  • Provides manufacturing process information maps (PRIMAs) provide detailed information on the characteristics and capabilities of 65 processes in a standard format
  • Includes process capability charts detailing the processing tolerance ranges for key material types
  • Offers detailed methods for estimating costs, both at the component and assembly level

Readership

Professional engineers involved in mechanical design and manufacture, including those working within automotive, aerospace and related mechanical industries; Advanced students and graduates undertaking modules in design and manufacture as part of mechanical, automotive and aerospace degree programs

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Notation

List of Terms

Units

Abbreviations – General

Abbreviations – Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Process Key (for Chapter 12)

Materials Key (for Plastics Processing)

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Handbook

1.1 The Economic Case for Manufacturing Process Selection

1.2 Manufacturing Process Information for Designers

1.3 This Handbook, its Objectives and Strategy

References

Chapter 2. Process Selection Strategies and Case Studies

2.1 Manufacturing Process Selection

2.2 Rapid Prototyping Process Selection

2.3 Surface Engineering Process Selection

2.4 Assembly System Selection

2.5 Joining Process Selection

References

Chapter 3. Casting Processes

3.1 Sand Casting

3.2 Shell Moulding

3.3 Gravity Die Casting

3.4 Pressure Die Casting

3.5 Centrifugal Casting

3.6 Investment Casting

3.7 Ceramic Mould Casting

3.8 Plaster Mould Casting

3.9 Squeeze Casting

Chapter 4. Forming Processes

4.1 Forging

4.2 Rolling

4.3 Drawing

4.4 Cold Forming

4.5 Cold Heading

4.6 Swaging

4.7 Superplastic Forming

4.8 Sheet-metal Shearing

4.9 Sheet-metal Forming

4.10 Spinning

4.11 Powder Metallurgy

4.12 Metal Injection Moulding

4.13 Continuous Extrusion (Metals)

Chapter 5. Plastics and Composites Processing

5.1 Injection Moulding

5.2 Reaction Injection Moulding

5.3 Compression Moulding

5.4 Resin Transfer Moulding

5.5 Vacuum Forming

5.6 Blow Moulding

5.7 Rotational Moulding

5.8 Contact Moulding

5.9 Pultrusion

5.10 Continuous Extrusion (Plastics)

Chapter 6. Machining Processes

6.1 Turning and Boring

6.2

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780080993577
Print ISBN:
9780080993607

About the authors

K. G. Swift

Professor Ken Swift is the Lucas Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at University of Hull, UK. Following decades of research and collaboration with leading manufacturing groups worldwide, his current research interests include capability analysis and probabilistic design, flexible assembly and inspection systems. He has received numerous awards and prizes in the area of design and manufacturing, including the Donald Julius Groen Prize, awarded for a paper on manufacturing process selection in the IMechE Journal of Engineering Manufacture.

J. D. Booker

Dr Julian Booker is Reader in Design and Manufacture at University of Bristol, UK, and a recognized expert in product design and process engineering. Working closely with industry, his research interests include the development and industrial implementation of design methods for manufacture, assembly, quality and reliability improvement, and the structural integrity of frictional machine elements using simulation and experimental methods.