Synopses & Reviews
Engineers rely on Groover because of the book’s quantitative and engineering-oriented approach that provides more equations and numerical problem exercises. The fourth edition introduces more modern topics, including new materials, processes and systems. End of chapter problems are also thoroughly revised to make the material more relevant. Several figures have been enhanced to significantly improve the quality of artwork. All of these changes will help engineers better understand the topic and how to apply it in the field.
About the Author
Mikell P. Groover
is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he also serves as faculty member in the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program. He received his B.A. in Arts and Science (1961), B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1962), M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1966), and Ph.D. (1969), all from Lehigh. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. His industrial experience includes several years as a manufacturing engineer with Eastman Kodak Company. Since Joining Lehigh, he has done consulting, research, and project work for a number of industrial companies.
His teaching and research areas include manufacturing processes, production systems, automation, material handling, facilities planning, and work systems. He has received a number of teaching awards at Lehigh University, as well as the Albert G. Holzman Outstanding Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (1995) and the SME Education Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2001). His publications include over 75 technical articles and ten books (listed below). His books are used throughout the world and have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. The first edition of the current book Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing received the IIE Joint Publishers Award (1996) and the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (1996).
Dr. Groover is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI), and ASM International. He is a Fellow of IIE (1987) and SME (1996).
Table of Contents
1 Introduction and Overview of Manufacturing.
PART I: MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES.
2 The Nature of Materials.
3 Mechanical Properties of Materials.
4 Physical Properties of Materials.
5 Dimensions, Surfaces, and their Measurement.
PART II: ENGINEERING MATERIALS.
9 Composite Materials.
PART III: SOLIDIFICATION PROCESSES.
10. Fundamentals of Metal Casting.
11 Metal Casting Processes.
13 Shaping Processes for Plastics.
14 Rubber-Processing Technology.
15 Shaping Processes for Polymer Matrix Composites.
PART IV: PARTICLATE PROCESSING OF METALS AND CERAMICS.
16 Powder Metallurgy.
17 Processing of Ceramics and Cermets.
PART V: METAL FORMING AND SHEET METALWORKING.
18 Fundaments of Metal Forming.
19 Bulk Deformation Processes in Metal Working.
20 Sheet Metalworking.
PART VI: MATERIAL REMOVAL PROCESSES.
21. Theory of Metal Machining.
22 Machining Operations and Machine Tools.
23 Cutting-Tool Technology.
24 Economic and Product Design Considerations in Machining.
25 Grinding and Other Abrasive Processes.
26 Nontraditional Machining and Thermal Cutting Processes.
PART VII: PROPERTY ENHANCING AND SURFACE PROCESSING OPERATIONS.
27 Heat Treatment of Metals.
28 Surface Processing Operations.
PART VIII: JOINING AND ASSEMBLY PROCESSES.
29 Fundamentals of Welding.
30 Welding Processes.
31 Brazing, Soldering, and Adhesive Bonding.
32 Mechanical Assembly.
PART IX: SPECIAL PROCESSING AND ASSEMBLY TECHNOLOGIES.
33 Rapid Prototyping.
34 Processing of Integrated Circuits.
35 Electronics Assembly and Packaging.
36 Microfabrication Technologies.
37 Nanofabrication Technologies.
PART X: MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS.
38 Automation Technologies for Manufacturing Systems.
39 Integrated Manufacturing Systems.
PART XI: MANUFACTURING SUPPORT SYSTEMS.
40 Manufacturing Engineering.
41 Production Planning and Control.
42 Quality Control and Inspection.