Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3: Manufacturing and Management 4th Edition


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March 2, 2015
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Full coverage of manufacturing and management in mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition provides a quick guide to specialized areas that engineers may encounter in their work, providing access to the basics of each and pointing toward trusted resources for further reading, if needed. The book's accessible information offers discussions, examples, and analyses of the topics covered, rather than the straight data, formulas, and calculations found in other handbooks. No single engineer can be a specialist in all areas that they are called upon to work in. It's a discipline that covers a broad range of topics that are used as the building blocks for specialized areas, including aerospace, chemical, materials, nuclear, electrical, and general engineering.

This third volume of Mechanical Engineers' Handbook covers Manufacturing & Management, and provides accessible and in-depth access to the topics encountered regularly in the discipline: environmentally benign manufacturing, production planning, production processes and equipment, manufacturing systems evaluation, coatings and surface engineering, physical vapor deposition, mechanical fasteners, seal technology, statistical quality control, nondestructive inspection, intelligent control of material handling systems, and much more.

  • Presents the most comprehensive coverage of the entire discipline of Mechanical Engineering
  • Focuses on the explanation and analysis of the concepts presented as opposed to a straight listing of formulas and data found in other handbooks
  • Offers the option of being purchased as a four-book set or as single books
  • Comes in a subscription format through the Wiley Online Library and in electronic and other custom formats

Engineers at all levels of industry, government, or private consulting practice will find Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3 an "off-the-shelf" reference they'll turn to again and again.

From the Back Cover


As the discipline of mechanical engineering continues to expand, so does the ever-trusted Mechanical Engineers' Handbook. In a 4-volume format, this Fourth Edition provides the most current off-the-shelf reference to every topic in the field. Spanning specializations from aerospace to petroleum and beyond, the Handbook helps you work efficiently across industries and job functions.

Unlike other handbooks, the Mechanical Engineers' Handbook goes beyond lists of data and formulas, providing examples and discussion of each topic to help you quickly understand how to get the outcomes you want. Volume 3, Manufacturing and Management, is your complete guide to manufacturing process technology and management of people, finances, and safety.

Inside this volume:

  • 6 renowned chapters on manufacturing, widely regarded as a "handbook within the handbook"
  • 4 all-new chapters, including coverage of environmentally conscious manufacturing and project management
  • Exhaustive charts and tables illustrate sustainable technologies and financial and quality management

Suitable as a stand-alone reference or as a part of a complete 4-volume set, this book is an excellent addition to any professional library. This Handbook is without a doubt the best guide to the dynamic, multidimensional discipline of mechanical engineering.


About the Author

MYER KUTZ holds engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked with numerous professional and technical publishing houses as an executive or consultant and is the author or editor of more than 15 engineering reference books.