A systematic approach towards integration of design and manufacturing is essential for optimizing all elements of the integrated manufacturing system. This book is an attempt towards this approach and is intended to provide an introduction to the design process, the manufacturing processes and the tools for integration to young engineering students. Fundamental information on materials, manufacturing processes and integrated manufacturing are provided which will help the designer in the selection of most appropriate materials, processes and methods to transform his ideas into a successful product.
G. K. Lal.: Department of Mechanical Engineering Vijay Gupta.: Department of Aero Space Engineering N. Venkata Reddy.: Department of Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Preface / Engineering design / The design process / Identification and Analysis of Need / Origination of Design Concepts / The Design Decisions / Development of Design / Manufacturing Processes / Metal Casting / Metal Forming / Machining Processes / Welding and Allied Processes / Selection of Manufacturing Processes / Design for Manufacturability / Integrated Manufacturing / Tools and Technology for Integration / Bibliography / Index.