Recent years have witnessed paradigm shift in various facets of manufacturing with the advent of new manufacturing technologies. The role of innovation and technological change is recognized not just in product development but in all stages of manufacturing. This book attempts to provide a holistic view of the changing scenario and current research trends in manufacturing. The papers contributed by experts in various fields are organized into twenty one different sections that cover diverse topics such as traditional, non-traditional and newer material processing techniques, modeling and optimization in manufacturing, quality and management, product development, robotics, and computer integrated manufacturing. This volume will provide the necessary information to all researchers, professionals and beginners alike in introducing innovating manufacturing practices and furthering research on newer and improved manufacturing technologies.