Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Third Edition, is an introductory text that presents broad coverage of both materials and processes, from raw material to finished product: The text is written for a survey course that covers both materials and manufacturing processes at the technology level.In the third edition, topics have been reordered and updated throughout to be more logical and complete. For instance, the new Chapter 7 introduces design requirements before subsequent chapters cover manufacturing processes. Manufacturing processes are covered before measurement and quality assurance. New and updated illustrations in every chapter maintain the texts reputation for abundant and excellent graphics. New features of this edition: New and updated illustrations throughout Key Terms feature begins each chapter New introductory summary at start of each chapter New "Introduction" chapter Expanded coverage of ceramics, plastics, and composites New Chapter 7, "Design Specifications and the Capability of the Manufacturing Process," introduces requirements before the subsequent chapters cover manufacturing processes New Chapter 22 covers automation and mass production Glossary with 160 new entries Other features of this text: Review Questions end each chapter Case Problems in most chapters Boldface glossary terms throughout chapter discussionsJohn E. Neely is the author of 'Modern Materials and Manufacturing Processes (3rd Edition)', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130946980 and ISBN 0130946982.