Process Planning covers the selection of processes, equipment, tooling and the sequencing of operations required to transform a chosen raw material into a finished product. Initial chapters review materials and processes for manufacturing and are followed by chapters detailing the core activities involved in process planning, from drawing interpretation to preparing the final process plan. The concept of maximising or 'adding value' runs throughout the book and is supported with activities.Designed as a teaching and learning resource, each chapter begins with learning objectives, explores the theory behind process planning, and sets it in a 'real-life' context through the use of case studies and examples. Furthermore, the questions in the book develop the problem-solving skills of the reader.ISO standards are used throughout the book (these are cross-referenced to corresponding British standards).This is a core textbook, aimed at undergraduate students of manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering with manufacturing options and materials science.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction to manufacturing; What is process planning?; Drawing interpretation; Material evaluation and process selection; Production equipment and tooling selection; Process parameters; Workholding devices; Selection of quality assurance methods; Economics of process planning; From design to manufacture; Appendices: Control chart factors for variables; Blank control charts; Blank process planning documents.Index.