Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook by K. G. SwiftManufacturing Process Selection Handbook by K. G. Swift

Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

byK. G. Swift, J. D. BookerEditorK. G. Swift

Hardcover | May 21, 2013

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Manufacturing Process SelectionHandbookprovides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle.

Building on content from the authors' earlier introductoryProcess Selectionguide, this expanded handbook begins with the challenges and benefits of identifying manufacturing processes in the design phase and appropriate strategies for process selection. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to concise coverage of different manufacturing processes, providing a quick reference guide for easy comparison and informed decision making.

For each process examined, the book considers key factors driving selection decisions, including:

  • Basic process descriptions with simple diagrams to illustrate
  • Notes on material suitability
  • Notes on available process variations
  • Economic considerations such as costs and production rates
  • Typical applications and product examples
  • Notes on design aspects and quality issues

Providing a quick and effective reference for the informed selection of manufacturing processes with suitable characteristics and capabilities,Manufacturing Process SelectionHandbook is intended to quickly develop or refresh your experience of selecting optimal processes and costing design alternatives in the context of concurrent engineering. It is an ideal reference for those working in mechanical design across a variety of industries and a valuable learning resource for advanced students undertaking design modules and projects as part of broader engineering programs.

  • Provides manufacturing process information maps (PRIMAs) provide detailed information on the characteristics and capabilities of 65 processes in a standard format
  • Includes process capability charts detailing the processing tolerance ranges for key material types
  • Offers detailed methods for estimating costs, both at the component and assembly level
Professor Ken Swift is the Lucas Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at University of Hull, UK. Following decades of research and collaboration with leading manufacturing groups worldwide, his current research interests include capability analysis and probabilistic design, flexible assembly and inspection systems. He has rec...
Title:Manufacturing Process Selection HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080993605

ISBN - 13:9780080993607


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the Handbook
  2. Process Selection Strategies and Case Studies
  3. Casting Processes
  4. Forming Processes
  5. Plastics and Composites Processing
  6. Machining Processes
  7. Non-traditional Machining Processes
  8. Rapid Prototyping Processes
  9. Surface Engineering Processes
  10. Assembly Systems
  11. Joining Processes
  12. Component Costing
  13. Assembly Costing


A Guidelines for Design for Manufacture

B Guidelines for Design for Assembly

C Weld Joint Design Configurations

D Blank Component Costing Table

E Blank Assembly Costing Table

References Bibliography Relevant British Standards Design and Manufacture Related Web Sites