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Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 3rd Edition

Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 3rd Edition
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By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright and Michael Berkeihiser

ISBN: 978-1-60525-541-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Manufacturing and Automation Technology provides thorough coverage of manufacturing as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy. This text covers both manufacturing processes and management technology. 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. Also included are new green manufacturing links that feature green processes and techniques applied in manufacturing.
  • Academic links relate chapter content to math, science, social studies, and language arts.
  • Technology links between manufacturing and other technologies, such as agriculture, communications, construction, transportation, and energy and power.
  • Career links to manufacturing-related careers.

Previous Edition
Manufacturing and Automation Technology, 2nd Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Technology and Technological 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 2 (PDF, 889 KB)
   sample Chapter 34 (PDF, 1.06 MB)
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   sample Chapter 22 (PPS, 6.9 MB)
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   PDF Foundations of Manufacturing and Material Science (PDF, 172 KB)
   PDF Principles of Manufacturing (PDF, 226 KB)
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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.

Michael Berkeihiser - has written numerous journal articles for Technology and Engineering Teacher and the TEEAP Journal and has presented at many conferences. Mike teaches Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and Electronics at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Unionville's Technology Education Department won ITEA and TEEAP Program Excellence Award in 2009.

Berkeihiser's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Millersville University and a master's degree from Ball State University.


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