Manufacturing Processes provides an in-depth introduction to the manufacturing processes found in existing and developing industrial facilities. An overview of current automated manufacturing systems is presented. The five major materials are covered: metals, plastics, ceramics, woods, and composites. This text provides a thorough coverage of the forming, separating, fabricating, conditioning, and finishing processes related to each material. A chapter covering packaging completes the text.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Manufacturing Today
1. Introduction to Manufacturing 2. Material and Process Classifications
Section 2: Cost-Saving Approaches
3. Planning for Production 4. Identifying Opportunities for Improving Manufacturing Processes
Section 3: The Decision to Automate
5. When to Consider Automation 6. Automated Manufacturing Systems 7. Sensors and Devices for Automation
Section 4: Selecting Appropriate Materials
8. Behavior and Characteristics of Manufacturing Materials 9. Characteristics of Metallic Materials 10. Characteristics of Plastic Materials 11. Characteristics of Wood Materials 12. Characteristics of Ceramic Materials 13. Characteristics of Composite Materials
Section 5: Manufacturing Process Database
14. Processes Used to Form Metallic Materials 15. Processes Used to Form Plastic Materials 16. Processes Used to Form Wood Materials 17. Processes Used to Form Ceramic Materials 18. Processes Used to Form Composite 19. Processes Used to Separate Metallic Materials 20. Processes Used to Separate Plastic Materials 21. Processes Used to Separate Wood Materials 22. Processes Used to Separate Ceramic Materials 23. Processes Used to Separate Composite Materials 24. Processes Used to Fabricate Metallic Materials 25. Processes Used to Fabricate Plastic Materials 26. Processes Used to Fabricate Wood Materials 27. Processes Used to Fabricate Ceramic Materials 28. Processes Used to Fabricate Composite Materials 29. Processes Used to Condition Metallic Materials 30. Processes Used to Condition Plastic Materials 31. Processes Used to Condition Wood Materials 32. Processes Used to Condition Ceramic Materials 33. Processes Used to Condition Composite Materials 34. Processes Used to Finish Metallic Materials 35. Processes Used to Finish Plastic Materials 36. Processes Used to Finish Wood Materials 37. Processes Used to Finish Ceramic Materials 38. Processes Used to Finish Composite Materials
J. Barry Duvall - is Director of Online Learning in the College of Technology and Computer Science/Department of Technology Systems at East Carolina University. DuVall has more than 40 years experience teaching and conducting field-based pilot projects in manufacturing processes, industrial materials, productivity improvement, and technology management and communications. Dr. DuVall was previously Director of the Technology Advancement Center, a research and development incubator and test bed that conducted research on technology for learning and the improvement of organizational effectiveness (2004–2009). DuVall also co-directed, with Dr. David Hillis, the Center for Wireless and Mobile Computing (2002–2004) and OWLS (Online Wireless Learning Systems), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Ericsson, Incorporated, and East Carolina University (1999–2003). Dr. DuVall also directed an ARPA/TRP/NSF Defense Industry Partnership Project called The Factory as a Learning Laboratory. This project provided education and training to Black and Decker (U.S.) associates and defense industry scientists and engineers in six locations using interactive video and the Internet. (ARPA/TRP/NSF, 1994–1997). This resulted in the first Internet program in industrial technology in the nation.
Dr. DuVall received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Technology and Education from Indiana State University and his PhD in Industrial Education and Technology from the University of Maryland. His industrial experience includes electronics, design, and manufacturing.
David R. Hillis - has taught courses in manufacturing and quality in the Department of Industrial Technology at East Carolina University for over 15 years. In 1994 he taught his first course using distance education technology. His experience in distance education ranges from computer-based bulletin boards to closed circuit television and interactive Internet-based methods. In 1997, Dr. Hillis received a grant from East Carolina University to develop a “hands-on” Internet-accessible laboratory facility. This work created a CNC milling machine with design software that students were able to access, operate, and view entirely over the Internet.