Industrial Production offers a broad and thorough introduction to the multidisciplinary field of production engineering, with a focus on the production of mechanical products. The book covers design and machining processes, as well as topics such as materials behaviour, manufacturing, assembly and manufacturing machines. It also looks at quality, costs, important aspects of product and production development (including design for production) as well as technical and organisational management.
This sixth edition has been fully revised, updated and given a new design and layout. There is a greater focus on polymers and non-mechanical manufacturing and a whole new chapter on additive manufacturing, which covers topics such as 3D printing. Furthermore, students and teachers can access additional study materials on the book’s website (www.industrialproduction.nl), such as additional exercises and video clips.
Industrial Production has long been a standard study book for students of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial design, industrial engineering and management, and other related studies in higher education.
Industrial Production was compiled by an editorial committee consisting of the authors prof. dr. ir. H.J.J. Kals, ir. Cs. Buiting-Csikós, prof. dr. ir. W. Dewulf, prof. dr. ir. B. Lauwers, ir. J.M. Ponsen, ir. A.H. Streppel and dr. ir. T.H.J. Vaneker.