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Manufacturing and Automation Technology / Edition 1

Manufacturing and Automation Technology / Edition 1

by R. Thomas Wright


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Manufacturing and Automation Technology provides thorough coverage of manufacturing as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy. This text covers both manufacturing processes and management technology. Students apply the text content to create a real-world enterprise in which they determine the management, create the products, and prepare the financial reports. Also included are new green manufacturing links that feature green processes and techniques applied in manufacturing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590702123
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 8.92(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. R. Thomas Wright is one of the leading figures in technology education curriculum development in the United States. He is the author or coauthor of many Goodheart-Willcox technology textbooks. Dr. Wright is the author of Manufacturing and Automation Technology, Processes of Manufacturing, and Technology & Engineering. He is the coauthor of Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. Ryan A. Brown.
Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation.
Dr. Wright’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Stout State University, a master’s degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of three years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, Dr. Wright has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University, Oregon State University, and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Mike Berkeihiser has written numerous journal articles for Technology and Engineering Teacher and the TEEAP Journal and has presented at many conferences. Mike teaches engineering design, architectural design, and electronics at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Unionville’s technology education department won ITEEA and TEEAP Program Excellence Awards in 2009.
Mr. Berkeihiser’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a master’s degree from Ball State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Manufacturing
      1.    Technology and Technological Systems
      2.    Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing Materials
      3.    Materials and Manufacturing
      4.    Structure of Materials
      5.    Properties of Materials
Primary Manufacturing Processes
      6.    Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
      7.    Obtaining Raw Materials
      8.    Producing Industrial Materials
Secondary Manufacturing Processes
      9.    Layout and Measurement
    10.    Casting and Molding Processes
    11.    Forming Processes
    12.    Separating Processes
    13.    Conditioning Processes
    14.    Assembling Processes
    15.    Finishing Processes
Establishing a Manufacturing Enterprise
    16.    Introduction to Enterprises and Management
    17.    Organizing and Financing an Enterprise
Designing and Engineering Products
    18.    Establishing Customer Needs and Wants
    19.    Designing Products
    20.    Engineering Products
Developing Manufacturing Systems
    21.    Choosing a Manufacturing System
    22.    Engineering Manufacturing Facilities
    23.    Obtaining Human and Material Resources
    24.    Establishing Control Systems
Manufacturing the Product
    25.    Producing Products
    26.    Maintaining Worker Safety
    27.    Working with Labor Unions
Marketing the Product
    28.    Developing Marketing Plans
    29.    Promoting Products
    30.    Selling and Distributing Products
    31.    Maintaining and Servicing Products
Performing Financial Activities
    32.    Maintaining Financial Records
    33.    Closing an Enterprise
Automating Manufacturing Systems
    34.    Automation in Manufacturing
    35.    Computers and Product Design
    36.    Computer Systems in Product Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Society
    37.    Development of Manufacturing
    38.    Manufacturing and the Future
    39.    You and Manufacturing

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