Readers will get insight into how high-strength, carbon-fiber composites and its related technologies are making inroads into products such as commercial airplane seats and carts, turbine blades, firefighting equipment, trucks, buses, lifting and support devices, and containers. The author shares breakthrough thinking on other potential applications, such as a new lighter than air ship, prototype vehicles, driver health and safety, firefighter safety, and bridge infrastructure safety and health monitoring.
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Revised and expanded, the book recognizes the extremely important role estimating is playing in today’s highly competitive global economy. Realistic Cost Estimating for Manufacturing provides a survey of the myriad manufacturing processes and practices and combines this with in-depth explanations and examples of costing methods and tools. A comprehensive, standardized approach to their application is given. Among the manufacturing processes surveyed are: machining, casting, stamping, forging, welding, plastics technology, finishing, and rapid prototyping.
Chapter 1: Introduction (eChapter) from the book, Manufacturing Plant Layout: Fundamentals and Fine Points of Optimum Facility Design
Chapter 26 - Sheet Metalworking (eChapter)
Gemba Kaizen : A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, Second Edition
Chapter 5- Tube End Forming (eChapter)
Chapter 16- Die Maintenance Documentation and Tracking (eChapter)
Controlling Design Variants: Modular Product Platforms
The second book in the injection molding series, this one-of-a-kind resource addresses the basics and the fine points of plastics materials and product design phases of the thermoplastic injection molding process.