Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide / Edition 1

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  • Breaks down the treatment of each process into three categories: Knowledge, Application, and Development and organizes each process family based on common characteristics.
  • Comprehensively illustrates, defines, and explains each process to provide the reader with an unequaled understanding of the process and its applications.
  • Encourages an appreciation of the integration of design and manufacturing engineering activities that results in more practical, less expensive, and better designed products for the consumer.

"...provides thorough descriptions of 126 of the most important processes available to industry today...each process is illustrated, defined & explained to give a full understanding of its overall operation & applications."

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An abridgement of a 17-volume set of instructional materials, this guide offers brief descriptions of some 130 manufacturing processes, tools, and materials in such areas a mechanical, thermal, and chemical reducing; consolidation; deformation; and thermal joining. Includes numerous tables and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780831130497
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents




  • Abrasive Jet Machining
  • Arbor Milling
  • Band Filing
  • Band Sawing
  • Broaching
  • Centerless Grinding
  • Circular Sawing
  • Conventional Blanking
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Die Threading
  • Drilling
  • End Milling
  • Fine Blanking
  • Gear Hobbing
  • Gear Milling
  • Gear Shaping
  • Honing
  • Horizontal Boring
  • Internal Grinding
  • Jig Boring
  • Lancing
  • Lapping
  • Lathe Boring
  • Nibbling
  • Notching
  • Parting/Grooving
  • Perforating
  • Precision Boring
  • Punching
  • Reaming
  • Reciprocating Filing
  • Reciprocating Sawing
  • Routing
  • Sand Blasting
  • Shaping/Planing
  • Shearing
  • Slitting
  • Steel-Rule-Die Blanking
  • Superfinishing
  • Surface Grinding
  • Tapping
  • Thread Cutting
  • Thread Milling
  • Turning/Facing
  • Vertical Boring
  • Vibratory Finishing


  • Cavity Type Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
  • EDM Grinding
  • Electrical Discharge Machining Wire Cutting (Wire EDM)
  • Gas/Flame Cutting
  • Plasma Arc Cutting


  • ECM Grinding (ECG)
  • Electrochemical Machining (Cavity Type ECM)
  • Immersion Chemical Milling/Blanking
  • Photo Etching


  • Axial Powder Compaction
  • Blow Molding
  • Cold Chamber Die Casting
  • Compression Molding
  • Cored Sand Casting
  • Extrusion Molding
  • Filament Winding
  • Green Sand Casting
  • Injection Molding
  • Investment Casting
  • Isostatic Powder Compaction
  • No-Bake Sand Casting
  • Permanent Mold Casting
  • Plaster Mold Casting
  • Rotational Molding
  • Shell Mold Casting
  • Thermoform Molding
  • Transfer Molding


  • Brake Forming
  • Cold Heading
  • Deep Drawing
  • Drop Forging
  • Impact Extrusion
  • Plate Roll Bending
  • Progressive Die Drawing
  • Progressive Roll Forming
  • Stretch Draw Forming
  • Swaging
  • Thread Rolling
  • Tube Bending
  • Tube Drawing
  • Upset Forging
  • Wire Drawing


  • Electron Beam Welding
  • Furnace Brazing
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
  • Gas Torch Braze Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Metal Bath Dip Soldering
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Projection Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Spot Welding
  • Submerged Arc Welding
  • Wave Soldering


  • Adhesive Bonding


  • Annealing
  • Stress Reliving
  • Tempering


  • Age Hardening
  • Carbonitriding
  • Carburizing
  • Induction Hardening
  • Quench Hardening


  • Chemical Degreasing
  • Chromate Conversion
  • Phosphate Conversion
  • Solvent Degreasing
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Vapor Degreasing


  • Air Gun Spraying
  • Electroplating
  • Electrostatic Coating
  • Hot Dip Coating
  • Ion Plating
  • Sputtering
  • Vacuum Metallizing


  • Barrel Tumbling



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