An introduction to the various manufacturing processes involved in workshop technology.
Summary Of the Book
The workshop is the place where the process of manufacturing occurs. Workshop technology thus involves a lot of factors, a confluence of various processes in manufacturing.
Manufacturing involves all the processes and methods used to convert raw material into end products for any industry. Management of workshop technology is a highly complex procedure and it is gaining importance in engineering studies. The study of workshop technology and manufacturing processes identifies the various aspects of manufacturing, and helps the workers and engineers make intelligent decisions on the materials and tools used, the production process, and safety measures.
A Textbook of Workshop Technology: Manufacturing Processes looks at this subject in full detail. It explains the various industrial processes and testing methods, analysis of raw materials and designing processes, and defining safety measures.
The book begins with an introduction to the subject of Manufacturing Process, and Industrial Safety. It then looks at the Tools and Processes used in converting those materials into the end product. The book examines the fundamentals of Metals and Alloys, the Testing and Inspection of Metals and studying their properties. It then discusses the difference in the methods used on Ferrous and Non-Ferrous alloys and metals.
A Textbook of Workshop Technology: Manufacturing Processes then goes into various aspects and processes of workshop technology like Heat Treatment of Alloys and Metals , Foundry Tools and Equipment, and Mechanical Working of Metals. The book then explains other workshop processes like Carpentry, Moulding, Pattern making, Smithy and Forging, Casting, Welding, Bench Work and Fitting, Fastening, and Sheet Metal work.
The book then goes into Powder Metallurgy, Pipes and Pipe fittings, Plastics, Limit System and Surface Finish, Metallic and Non-Metallic coating, Measuring Instruments, and Quality Control. It provides an introduction to machine tools.
A Textbook of Workshop Technology: Manufacturing Processes explains the analysis of the properties of various materials used in manufacturing, the Tools and Equipments used, the various Manufacturing processes, Inspection and Quality control, and ensuring Industrial Safety.
This book is aimed at undergraduate students of engineering, doing their BE or B.Tech in various technical institutes.
About R.S. Khurmi
R.S. Khurmi was a former professor and a writer of academic textbooks.
Other books by Kurmi - Mechanical Engineering, Theory of Machines, A Textbook of Machine Design, and Strength of Materials : Mechanics of Solids (SI Units).
He writes textbooks for mechanical engineering, and exam guides and is held in high regard.
R.S. Khurmi was born in 1939 in Punjab. After completing his University education, he joined the Punjab Irrigation Department. On the advice of Professor Das of Chandigarh University, he gave up this job and took up teaching and writing technical textbooks. He also held a Ph.D degree. He is regarded as the best author of Engineering books in Asia.