The book Basic Manufacturing Processes Theory and Practice has been designed as a "Rapid Learning Package", written with a view to familiarize the freshmen of technical institutes/colleges with the elementary theory and practice, and the conventional tools and equipment used for the manufacturing of engineering goods. Basic Manufacturing Processes course is the core course common to all the branches of engineering. It is taught at the first year level in one semester of degree and diploma courses of all the Indian Universities/Boards imparting technical education.
The book covers the theoretical and practical aspects of the course in a simple and concise manner. The theory of the basic manufacturing processes and their underlying principleshave been dealt with in a brief but easy way. The common tools and equipment used in various shops of a general purpose workshop have also been discussed. Necessary diagrams have been given to help students understand the concepts better. The book fully covers the syllabus of the first year level course of `Workshop Practice/Manufacturing Processes' prescribed for the degree and diploma students of engineering. However, the book is not meant for exhaustive study of the subject.
The salient features of the book are presentation of contents in a lucid manner, more than 270 figures to support theory and practice, objectives at the start of each chapter, practice jobs, summary to quickly revise the individual chapters and short answer/viva-Voice Questions.
The book has been written, keeping in mind, even the weakest student in the class. No prerequisite is required to study this course with the help of this book.
R.C.S. Mehta holds (Mech. Engg), M. Tech. ( Design & Production) and B. Tech (Mech. Engg) degrees. He has a total of 43 years of experience (about 39 years teaching 4 years industry). He served at College of Technology GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar for 10 years as Prof & Head, Department of Production Engineering and about 22 years as an Associate and Assistant Professor. He has also served as the Principal of Bipin Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand. He served Apex Institute of Technology, Rampur, UP as the Director for 4 years. His main area of interest is Manufacturing Technology. He has published 37 research papers in national and international journals/conferences. He has guided Ph. D students also. N.S. Gaira is an Assistant Professor at Graphic Hill University, Bhimtal Campus, Nainital. He holds B. Tech. degree from GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. and M. Tech. from MD University Rohtak, Haryana. He has 9 years of teaching and around 2.5 years of industrial experience. Before joining Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal Campus, Nainital, he has taught in Galgotias College of Technology, Greater Noida and GL Bajaj Institute of Technology, Greater Noida.