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Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Second Edition

This book covers in detail the various aspects of joining materials to form parts. A conceptual overview of rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly.

Realistic Cost Estimating for Manufacturing, Third Edition (ebook)

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.

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

This new edition of the Shingo Prize winning bestseller shows you how to implement a successful sustainable transformation by developing a culture that has your stakeholders throughout the organizational chart involved and invested in the outcome. It teaches you how to successfully navigate the politics in cross-functional process improvement projects, and to engage executives in ways that are personally meaningful to them.

Successful Composites Technology Transfer: Applying NASA Innovations to Industry

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.

Lean Epiphanies: Catapult the Cow

In Lean Epiphanies, author Gary Conner relates inspirational stories of the places he has been, the companies he has worked with, and the people he has met during his consultancy over the last 20 years.