Rapid Tooling Guidelines For Sand Casting

Author: Wanlong Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441957316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rapid Tooling Guidelines for Sand Casting describes the guidelines for the sand casting industry in using rapid tooling processes. Topics in the seven chapters include sand casting processes, tool design and construction, fast freeform fabrication processes, rapid tooling processes, sand casting dimension control, rapid tooling evaluation methods and decision making processes. Twelve case studies will also be examined in the book.

Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering Second Edition 4 Volume Set

Author: Richard Crowson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780585158631
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides single-source coverage on the full range of activities that meet the manufacturing engineering process, including management, product and process design, tooling, equipment selection, faciltiy planning and layout, plant contruction, materials handling and storage, method analysis, time standards, and production control. The text examines every topic involved with product and factory development, parts fabrication, and assembly processes.

Rapid Prototyping

Author: C K Chua
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813106042
Format: PDF, ePub
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Latest Edition: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications (with Companion Media Pack). Fourth edition of Rapid Prototyping. Rapid Prototyping (RP) has revolutionized the landscape of how prototypes and products are made and small batch manufacturing carried out. This book gives a comprehensive coverage of RP and rapid tooling processes, data formats and applications. A CD-ROM, included in the book, presents RP and its principles in an interactive way to augment the learning experience. Special features: Most comprehensive coverage of more than 30 RP SystemsUnderstanding of RP through applicationsIn-depth revelation of the basic principles behind major RP techniquesDiscussion of important issues such as STL file problems of RP partsInteractive CD-ROM to demonstrate the major RP techniquesRP company background information and contact addresses

Computer Applications in Production and Engineering

Author: Frank Plonka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387352910
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the latter half of the 20th century, forces have conspired to make the human community, at last, global. The easing of tensions between major nations, the expansion of trade to worldwide markets, widespread travel and cultural exchange, pervasive high-speed communications and automation, the explosion of knowledge, the streamlining of business, and the adoption of flexible methods have changed the face of manufacturing itself, and of research and education in manufacturing. The acceptance of the continuous improvement process as a means for organizations to respond quickly and effectively to swings in the global market has led to the demand for individuals educated in a broad range of cultural, organizational, and technical fields and capable of absorbing and adapting required knowledge and training throughout their careers. No longer will manufacturing research and education focus on an industrial sector or follow a national trend, but rather will aim at enabling international teams of companies to cooperate in rapidly designing, prototyping, and manufacturing products. The successful enterprise of the 21st century will be characterized by an organizational structure that efficiently responds to customer demands and changing global circumstances, a corporate culture that empowers employees at all levels and encourages constant communication among related groups, and a technological infrastructure that fully supports process improvement and integration. In changing itself to keep abreast of the broader transformation in manufacturing, the enterprise must look first at its organization and culture, and thereafter at supporting technologies.

Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook

Author: K. G. Swift
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080993575
Format: PDF, ePub
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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook provides engineers and designers with process knowledge and the essential technological and cost data to guide the selection of manufacturing processes early in the product development cycle. Building on content from the authors’ earlier introductory Process Selection guide, this expanded handbook begins with the challenges and benefits of identifying manufacturing processes in the design phase and appropriate strategies for process selection. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to concise coverage of different manufacturing processes, providing a quick reference guide for easy comparison and informed decision making. For each process examined, the book considers key factors driving selection decisions, including: Basic process descriptions with simple diagrams to illustrate Notes on material suitability Notes on available process variations Economic considerations such as costs and production rates Typical applications and product examples Notes on design aspects and quality issues Providing a quick and effective reference for the informed selection of manufacturing processes with suitable characteristics and capabilities, Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook is intended to quickly develop or refresh your experience of selecting optimal processes and costing design alternatives in the context of concurrent engineering. It is an ideal reference for those working in mechanical design across a variety of industries and a valuable learning resource for advanced students undertaking design modules and projects as part of broader engineering programs. Provides manufacturing process information maps (PRIMAs) provide detailed information on the characteristics and capabilities of 65 processes in a standard format Includes process capability charts detailing the processing tolerance ranges for key material types Offers detailed methods for estimating costs, both at the component and assembly level

Virtual and Rapid Manufacturing

Author: Paulo Jorge da Silva Bartolo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203931874
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Collection of 120 peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, held in Leiria, Portugal in September 2007. Essential reading for all those working on V&RP, focused on inducing increased collaboration between industry and academia. In addition to keynotes dealing with cutting-edge manufacturing engineering issues, contributions deal with topical research virtual and rapid prototyping (V&RP), such as: 1. biomanufacturing, 2. CAD and 3D data acquistion technologies, 3. materials, 4. rapid tooling and manufacturing, 6. advanced rapid prototyping technologies and nanofabrication, 7. virtual environments, 8. collaborative design and engineering and 9. various applications.

Rapid Manufacturing

Author: Duc Pham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447107039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rapid prototyping is an exciting new technology used to create physical models and functional prototypes directly from CAD models. Rapid tooling concerns the production of tooling using parts manufactured by rapid prototyping. The book describes the characteristics and capabilities of the main known rapid prototyping processes. It covers in detail various commercially available processes such as: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and others. The text places a strong emphasis on practical applications and contains an abundance of photographs and diagrams to illustrate clearly the principles of the machines and processes involved.

Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering

Author: Alan Bramley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402034817
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents a selection of papers related to the fifth edition of book further to the International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. This Conference has been organized within the framework of the activities of the AIP-PRIMECA network whose main scientific field is Integrated Design applied to both Mechanical Engineering and Productics. This network isorganized along the lines of a joint project: the evolution, in the field of training of Integrated Design in Mechanics and Productics, in quite close connection with the ever changing industrial needs over the past 20 years. It is in charge of promoting both exchanges of experience and know-how capitalisation. It has a paramount mission to fulfil, be it in the field of initial and continuous education, technological transfer and knowledge dissemination through strong links with research labs. For the second time, in fact, the IDMME Conference has been held abroad and, after Canada in 2000, the United Kingdom, more particularly Bath University, has been retained under the responsibility of Professor Alan Bramley, the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the conference. The Scientific Committee members have selected all the lectures from com mplete papers, which is the guarantee for the Conference of quite an outstanding scientific level. After that, a new selection hasbeen carried out to retain the best publications, which establish in a book, a state-of-the-art analysis as regards Integrated Design and Manufacturing in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering.

Turbine Blade Investment Casting Die Technology

Author: Dinghua Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662541882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focusing on the theory and techniques of digital design and manufacturing for turbine blade investment casting, this book systematically summarizes the advances in applications in this field. It describes advanced digital design theory and methods and provides practical technical references for investment casting die design and manufacturing. The theories, methods and cases presented here are largely derived from the author’s practical engineering experience and the research he and his team have carried out since the 1990s. It includes academic papers, technical reports and patent literature, and provides a valuable guide to engineers involved in the die-design process. Given its comprehensive coverage, the book makes a significant contribution to investment-casting die design and aero-engine blade manufacturing, while at the same time promoting the development of aero-engine manufacturing technologies

Rules of Thumb for Mechanical Engineers

Author: J. Edward Pope
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780884157908
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rules of Thumb for Mechanical Engineers assembles hundreds of shortcuts, calculations, practical "how-to" methods, and concise background reviews into one convenient volume. Whether you're concerned with design, selection, or performance of equipment, you'll find fast, accurate answers here. Sixteen chapters are packed with design criteria and practical tips contributed by experts in their respective fields, all without pages of theory. This easy-to-read book presents valuable information on fluids, heat transfer, thermodynamics, seals, pumps and compressors, drivers, gears, bearings, and piping and pressure vessels. Additional coverage is given to tribology, vibrations, materials, stress and fatigue, instrumentation, and engineering economics. Mechanical engineers, maintenance engineers and personnel, and anyone involved in the operation of facilities and equipment will have this volume on his or her desktop more often than on the bookshelf.