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Lean Thinking: Banish Waste & Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised Edition

Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota (lean) model, which combines operational excellence with value-based strategies to produce steady growth through a wide range of economic conditions.

Laser Cutting Guide for Manufacturing

This book presents practical information and troubleshooting on laser cutting and laser cutting design tools from a quality manufacturing perspective. Equally applicable to small shops as it is to large fabricator companies, Laser Cutting Guide for Manufacturing is a roadmap for developing, implementing, operating, and maintaining a laser-cutting manufacturing enterprise.

Lean Transformation: How to Change Your Business into a Lean Enterprise

In this easy-to-read, practical guide, two top business executives explain how to employ the techniques pioneered by Toyota to put your business in position to bury the competition. They draw upon their personal experience of transforming dozens of manufacturing plants and businesses around the world to provide you with real-life examples of what works and what doesn't, charts and diagrams, as well as step-by-step instructions.

Manufacturing Processes and Materials, Fifth Edition

This book covers the basic processes, materials, and machinery used in the job shop, toolroom, or small manufacturing facility. At the same time, it describes advanced equipment used in larger production environments. The reader is given a thorough review of metals, composites, plastics, and other engineering materials, including their physical properties, testing, treatment, and suitability for use in manufacturing.

Cutting and Grinding Fluids: Selection and Application, Second Edition

This book makes it easy to match the properties and performance of fluids to the demands of your equipment, parts, and tooling. Learn the basics, such as how fluids function and fluid types, as well as more technical information such as quality control and testing, troubleshooting, and regulatory considerations.

Progressive Dies: Principles and Practices of Design and Construction

Discover new technologies presented within the context of classic diemaking fundamentals. Progressive Dies is your collective source for improving current designs or learning how to take advantage of progressive die efficiency and cost reduction. Among the topics covered are: die material selection and properties, developing progression stages, grinding, EDM and wire-cut EDM operations, die and strip layout manufacture, and die protection systems and electronic sensors.

Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook

PRICE REDUCED! This hands on guide has been written for all levels of manufacturing professionals responsible for providing a competitive advantage in their use of deburring and edge finishing methods.