Production Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780434901739, 9781483135656

Production Technology

1st Edition

Processes, Materials and Planning

Authors: William Bolton
eBook ISBN: 9781483135656
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1988
Page Count: 416
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Production Technology: Processes, Materials, and Planning focuses on manufacturing processes used with metals and polymers, materials used in engineering, and production planning and cost accounting.

The publication first takes a look at the forming processes of metals and polymers, including polymer materials, surface finishes, metal removal, cutting and grinding, powder technique, manipulative processes, and casting. The manuscript then examines assembly operations and automation. Topics include assembly processes for metals and plastics, assembly operations, robotics, numerical control of machine tools, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacture.

The text ponders on the properties and structure of metals and structure of alloys. Discussions focus on solidification, precipitation, non-equilibrium conditions, plastic deformation of metals, cold working, cast and wrought products, effect of grain size on properties, and crystals. The publication then elaborates on ferrous alloys, non-metals, production planning and control, quality control, and work design.

The manuscript is a vital reference for readers wanting to explore production technology.

Table of Contents


Part One Manufacturing Processes

1 Forming Processes - Metals

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Casting

1.3 Manipulative Processes

1.4 Powder Technique

1.5 Cutting and Grinding

1.6 Metal Removal

1.7 Surface Finishes


2 Forming Processes - Polymers

2.1 Polymer Materials

2.2 Forming Processes

2.3 Choosing a Process


3 Assembly

3.1 Assembly Processes for Metals

3.2 Assembly Methods for Plastics

3.3 Assembly Operations

3.4 Limits and Fits


4 Automation

4.1 Numerical Control of Machine Tools

4.2 Robotics

4.3 Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)

4.4 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

4.5 Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM)


Part Two Engineering Materials

5 Properties of Materials

5.1 The Tensile Test

5.2 Impact Tests

5.3 Bend Tests

5.4 Hardness Measurements

5.5 Fatigue

5.6 Creep

5.7 Corrosion

5.8 Thermal Properties


6 Structure of Metals

6.1 Crystals

6.2 Plastic Deformation of Metals

6.3 Cold Working

6.4 Hot Working

6.5 Cast and Wrought Products

6.6 Effect of Grain Size on Properties


7 Structure of Alloys

7.1 Alloys

7.2 Solutions

7.3 Solidification

7.4 Equilibrium Diagrams and Solubility

7.5 Non-Equilibrium Conditions

7.6 Precipitation


8 Ferrous Alloys

8.1 Iron Alloys

8.2 The Iron-Carbon System

8.3 Critical Change Points

8.4 The Effect of Carbon Content

8.5 Alloy Steels

8.6 Heat Treatment of Steel

8.7 Coding System for Steels

8.8 Cast Irons


9 Non-Ferrous Alloys

9.1 The Range of Alloys

9.2 Aluminum

9.3 Copper

9.4 Magnesium

9.5 Nickel

9.6 Titanium

9.7 Zinc

9.8 Comparison of Non-Ferrous Alloys


10 Non-Metals

10.1 Polymer Structure

10.2 Thermoplastics

10.3 Thermosetting Polymers

10.4 Elastomers

10.5 Thermal, Electrical, Optical and Chemical Properties of Polymers

10.6 Ceramics

10.7 Composites


Part Three Production Planning

11 Production Planning and Control

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Plant Layout

11.3 Maintenance Planning

11.4 Capacity Planning

11.5 Aggregate Planning

11.6 Scheduling

11.7 Inventory Management

11.8 Materials Requirements Planning

11.9 Schedules and Loads

11.10 Network Analysis

11.11 Progressing

11.12 Production Control


12 Quality Control

12.1 Quality

12.2 Quality Control

12.3 Acceptance Sampling

12.4 Process Control


13 Work Design

13.1 Work Study

13.2 Method Study

13.3 Ergonomics

13.4 Principles of Motion Economy

13.5 Job Design

13.6 Health and Safety of Workers


14 Costing

14.1 Cost Accounting

14.2 Direct Labor Costs

14.3 Direct Materials Costs

14.4 Overhead Costs

14.5 Depreciation

14.6 Job Costing

14.7 Batch Costing

14.8 Process Costing

14.9 Marginal Costing

14.10 Break-Even Analysis

14.11 Selection of Process




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About the Author

William Bolton

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK

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