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Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 2nd Edition

Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 2nd Edition
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By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright

ISBN: 978-1-59070-484-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $73.28
School Price: $54.96


Manufacturing and Automation Technology provides thorough coverage of manufacturing (including both manufacturing processes and management technology) as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy. Students apply the text content to create a real-world enterprise in which they determine the management, create the products, and prepare the financial reports.

Previous Edition
Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 1st Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Technology and Technology Systems
  2. Manufacturing Systems
  3. Materials and Manufacturing
  4. Structure of Materials
  5. Properties of Materials
  6. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  7. Obtaining Raw Materials
  8. Producing Industrial Materials
  9. Layout and Measurement
10. Casting and Molding Processes
11. Forming Processes
12. Separating Processes
13. Conditioning Processes
14. Assembling Processes
15. Finishing Processes
16. Introduction to Enterprises and Management
17. Organizing and Financing an Enterprise
18. Establishing Customer Needs and Wants
19. Designing Products
20. Engineering Products
21. Choosing a Manufacturing System
22. Engineering Manufacturing Facilities
23. Obtaining Human and Material Resources
24. Establishing Control Systems
25. Producing Products
26. Maintaining Worker Safety
27. Working with Labor Unions
28. Developing Marketing Plans
29. Promoting Products
30. Selling and Distributing Products
31. Maintaining and Servicing Products
32. Maintaining Financial Records
33. Closing an Enterprise
34. Automation in Manufacturing
35. Computers and Project Design
36. Computer Systems in Product Manufacturing
37. Development of Manufacturing
38. Manufacturing and the Future
39. You and Manufacturing

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   sample Chapter 36 (PDF, 432 KB)
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Introduction to Manufacturing, Grades 9-12
Introduction to Manufacturing Technology
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About Author(s)

Dr. R. Thomas Wright - is one of the leading figures in technology-education curriculum development in the United States. Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation. Dr. Wright's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Stout State University, a master of science degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of 3 years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, he has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University; Oregon State University; and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.


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