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  • Hardcover: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (17 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132272717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132272711
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 4.1 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials


Fifth Edition


Serope Kalpakjian and Steven R. Schmid




This new edition of Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials continues its tradition of balanced and comprehensive coverage of relevant engineering fundamentals, mathematical analysis, and traditional as well as advanced applications of manufacturing processes and operations.  Updated and thoroughly edited for improved readability and clarity, this book is written mainly for students in mechanical, industrial, and metallurgical and materials engineering programs. The text continually emphasizes the important interactions among a wide variety of technical disciplines and the economics of manufacturing operations in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. 


New and expanded topics in this edition include: 

§         Communications networks

§         Design considerations in manufacturing

§         Fabrication of micromechanical and microelectromechanical devices

§         Holonic manufacturing systems

§         Incremental forming

§         Life-cycle engineering and sustainable manufacturing

§         Mechanics of polymer processing

§         Micromachining

§         Nanomanufacturing and nanomaterials

§         Rapid prototyping and rapid tooling

§         Taguchi methods

§         Web sites for information relevant to manufacturing


Numerous figures have been added or improved for enhanced graphic impact, the number of questions and problems has been increased by about twenty percent and answers to selected problems are provided, and the Bibliography at the end of each chapter has been thoroughly updated. The text now has a larger number of cross-references throughout to give students a perspective of the often complex interrelationships among materials, product design, and manufacturing processes and operations, and the numerous technical and economic factors involved in their selection.

About the Author

Serope Kalpakjian taught and conducted research at the Illinois Institute of Technology for 38 years prior to his retirement in 2001 as professor emeritus of mechanical and materials engineering. After graduating from Robert College (high honors), Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined Cincinnati Milacron, where he was a research supervisor in advanced metal-forming processes. He is the author of numerous technical papers and several articles in handbooks and encyclopedias and has edited various conference proceedings. In addition, Professor Kalpakjian has served on the editorial bards of several journals and the Encyclopedia Americana and is the coauthor of Lubricants and Lubrication in Metalworking Operations. Both first editions of his textbooks, Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, have received the M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award. He is a Life Fellow of the ASME, Fellow of the SME, Fellow and Life Member of ASM International, emeritus member of CIRP (International Institution for Production Engineering Research), and a founding member and past president of NAMRI/SME.

Among the awards Professor Kalpakjian has received are the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation Best Paper Award (1966), an Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT (1970), the Centennial Medallion from the ASME (1980), the International Education Award from the SME (1989), a Person of the Millennium Award from IIT (1999), and the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award from ASM International (2000). SME named the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award after Professor Kalpakjian for the year 2002.

Steven R. Schmid is an associate professor with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, where he teaches and performs research in the general areas of manufacturing, machine design, and tribology. As the director of the Manufacturing Tribology Laboratory at the university, he oversees industry- and government-funded research on a variety of manufacturing topics, including tribological issues in rolling, forging and sheet-metal forming, polymer processing, medical-device design and manufacture, and nanomechanics.

He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (with honors) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in mechanical engineering, from Northwestern University. He has received numerous awards, including the John T Parsons Award from the SME (2000), the Newkirk Award from the ASME (2000), and the Kaneb Center Teaching Award (2000). He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREERS Award (1996) and an ALCOA Foundation Award (1994). Dr. Schmid is the author of over 50 technical papers; has edited three conference proceedings; has coauthored two books, Fundamentals o f Machine Elements and Manufacturing Engineering and Tecbnology; and has contributed two chapters to the CRC Handbook of Modern Tribology. He serves on the Tribology Division Executive Committee of the ASME, is an associate editor of the Journal o f Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and is a registered professional engineer and certified manufacturing engineer.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 May 1999
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I think that the book is very good on the fundamentals of manufacturing and a must read. It serves as an excellent reference book in my opinion and is well worth its high price tag.
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This book is must for all students who are studdying design and manufacture.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Oversimplified 25 April 2001
By The m - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The emphasis of this book seems to be more on the basic mechanics of the different processes it describes. That's fine, and important to understand manufacturing, but...
BUT, he gives very little attention to how the material being processed responds to the processing. Without a better understanding of the microstructural effects -- and ensuing DEfects -- it may be too hard to troubleshoot the processes described in this book.
My professor was flipping through the early chapters of this book (where the materials issues are presented) and declared them "cheesy."
So, to sum up: this good book becomes great by combining it with other books/courses/professors/etc that will interject materials issues into this books discussion of the mechanical issues.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book and great educator 4 Feb. 2003
By jessica - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
i was privileged enough to have dr. kalpakjian as a teacher in college before he retired. we used his 3rd edition as our textbook. now as i start my career in engineering, i am finding that i need to refer to the book! i borrowed the book in college for his class and am now buying a copy for our office. a great reference. very well thought out book with excellent diagrams. worth every penny.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By skaterjosh - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a junior mechanical engineering student, this text is whats used for the lecture. I use this textbook a lot and it is very helpful: all of the processes are well explained, why they should/should not be used in situations. Also this book makes a good effort to take the raw material and mix with facts beyond just when to use a process to get you actually interested in manufacturing. For example how investment casting (aka lost wax process) allowed people to create intricate statues.

Every week a quiz was given and studying for an hour with the book an notes helped me ace it every time.

**This semester I had expected that manufacturing would be the driest class; in fact this is one of the classes that I most enjoyed. I'm sure it was partly due because of my professor but this book certainly didn't hurt.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It can't be helped... 14 Jun. 2013
By Ian - Published on Amazon.com
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While this book is a fantastic overview of all things materials and their many, many, many different methods of processing, the text is beyond dry when it comes to actual readability. A few weeks could have been set aside in the writing process to make the text far less formulaic and repetitive than it is currently, but that effort was obviously not made.

However, its impossible to fault a textbook for being dry, and that's the only reason the single star was docked. The descriptions of the manufacturing processes and their applications, on the other hand, were detailed and helpful, and the book is recommended in that regard.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Disorganized and Incomplete 2 Nov. 2012
By Engineering Student - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very frustrating to learn from. The chapters are assembled with no rhyme or reason with completely different topics covered in the same chapter. If you are going to do the review questions, plan on getting an additional reference such as Machinery's Handbook as this text lacks the tabulated values required to do the assigned problems. There are several misprints throughout the book as well.
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