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Maintenance Costs and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

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Diego Galar, Peter Sandborn, Uday Kumar
September 18, 2017

Authors have attempted to create coherent chapters and sections on how the fundamentals of maintenance cost should be organized, to present them in a logical and sequential order. Necessarily, the text starts with importance of maintenance function in the organization and moves to life cycle cost (L...

3D Printing: Technology, Applications, and Selection

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Rafiq Noorani
August 21, 2017

3D Printing is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. 3D Printing provides a fundamental overview of the general product design and manufacturing process and presents the technology and application for designing and f...

Machining of Light Alloys: Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium

Diego Carou, J. Paulo Davim
August 09, 2018

Light alloys, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium are used due to their low density which makes them well suited in the manufacturing process when reduction of weight is necessary. Aircrafts, cars, consumable goods, sports equipment, and motorsports applications to name just a few, are what...

Industrial Heat Pump-Assisted Wood Drying

Vasile Minea
August 07, 2018

This book discusses conventional as well as unconventional wood drying technologies. It covers fundamental thermophysical and energetic aspects and integrates two complex thermodynamic systems, conventional kilns and heat pumps, aimed at improving the energy performance of dryers and the final...

Sheet Metal Meso- and Microforming and Their Industrial Applications

Xin Min Lai, Ming Wang Fu, Lin Fa Peng
July 27, 2018

The book presents a compilation of research on meso/microforming processes, and offers systematic and holistic knowledge for the physical realization of developed processes. It discusses practical applications in fabrication of meso/microscale metallic sheet-metal parts via sheet-metal meso/...

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques

Ole Ivar Sivertsen, Bjorn Haugen
July 16, 2018

Automation in the Virtual Testing of Mechanical Systems: Theories and Implementation Techniques provides a practical understanding of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE), an approach that is driving automation in engineering. Companies are using the technology to automate engineering tasks, achieving...

Design Synthesis: Integrated Product and Manufacturing System Design

Graeme Arthur Britton, Seppo Torvinen
June 28, 2018

The biggest challenge in any marketplace is uncertainty. The major changes taking place in world economies, politics, and demographics has raised market uncertainty to its highest level in the past 50 years. However, with new markets opening up in emerging and developing economies, the...

Production Economics: Evaluating Costs of Operations in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital
June 11, 2018

This book will serve a unique purpose within the world of production engineering. It will cover the economics of modern manufacturing and focus on examining the techniques and methods from a cost perspective. Additionally, it will deal with the computation of direct and indirect cost for...

Apparel Merchandising

R. Rathinamoorthy, R. Surjit
June 08, 2018

Apparel Merchandising has been written keeping in mind the requirements of students, academicians and industry personnel with respect to the merchandising activities in an apparel company. This book discusses the different job responsibilities of the merchandiser at the varied stages of order...

Productivity Theory for Industrial Engineering

Ryspek Usubamatov
June 06, 2018

The mathematical models of productivity theory allows for the productivity rate of manufacturing machines and systems to be modelled with results that are validated by their actual output. This book presents the analytical approaches and methods to define maximal productivity rate of manufacturing...

Manufacturing: Mathematical Models, Problems, and Solutions

Zainul Huda
May 16, 2018

This book is written for readers who are either practicing engineers in industry or engineering-degree students taking a course in manufacturing technology. The book is divided into three parts which includes problems and solutions in basic manufacturing processes, problems and solutions in...

Friction Based Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Principles for Building in Solid State, Benefits, Limitations, and Applications

Sandeep Rathee, Manu Srivastava, Sachin Maheshwari, T.K. Kundra, Arshad Noor Siddiquee
April 13, 2018

Friction additive manufacturing is a term used for friction based solid state welding processes in conjugation with additive manufacturing, to produce components with superior structural and mechanical properties. This is a novel manufacturing technology of developing high structural performance...

Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Best Practices for Industry

Guillaume Dubois
March 27, 2018

Modeling, in the past 60 years, has been constantly evolving and has revolutionized the industrial sector. Its continuous development will still have profound impact in the upcoming future. For big or small companies, modeling is a tool which brings technical improvement and profitability.What is...

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition

John Nicholas
March 23, 2018

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition introduces Lean philosophy and illustrates the effective application of Lean tools with real-world case studies. From fundamental concepts to integrated planning and...

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