More and more companies manufacture reinforced composite products. To meet the market need, researchers and industries are developing manufacturing methods without a reference that thoroughly covers the manufacturing guidelines. Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Product, and Process Engineering fills this void. The author presents a fundamental classification of processes, helping you understand where a process fits within the overall scheme and which process is best suited for a particular component. You will understand: Types of raw materials available for the fabrication of composite products Methods of selecting right material for an application Six important phases of a product development process Design for manufacturing (DFM) approach for integrating benefits and capabilities of the manufacturing process into design of the product so that the best product can be produced in a shortest possible time and with limited resources Detailed description of composites manufacturing processes with some case studies on actual part making such as boat hulls, bathtubs, fishing rods and more Process models and process selection criteria Design and manufacturing guidelines for making cost-competitive composite products Procedures for writing manufacturing instructions and bill of materials Joining and machining techniques for composite materials Cost-estimating techniques and methods of comparing technologies/manufacturing processes based on cost Recycling approach to deal with post-market composite products To stay ahead in this quickly changing field, you need information you can trust. You need Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Product, and Process Engineering.Mazumdar, Sanjay K. is the author of 'Composites Manufacturing Materials, Product, and Process Engineering', published 2001 under ISBN 9780849305856 and ISBN 0849305853.