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.
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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
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.